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Antonio Giglio Neto


Experience Summary

Giglio trained in litigation and acted a number of years in the corporate and M&A field, assisting important multinational groups in the start-up of their operations in Brazil, as well as in important M&A transactions in the country. Strong negotiator and experienced in the drafting of M&A documentation, during this phase of his career, Giglio got in contact with the various areas of Corporate Law, obtaining multidisciplinary knowledge. After conclusion of his LL.M. in 2005 in London, where he specialized in Banking & Finance Law, he worked as an in-house counsel at the Treasury Department of the financial group Halifax Bank of Scotland (currently Lloyds), also in London, where he conducted several capital market and securitization transactions of continental and global length, including the USA. Since 2005, Giglio focuses on private credit and restructuring transactions, bilateral and syndicated, domestic and international, banking regulatory advice, exchange and OTC derivatives and futures, BNDES, trade finance and project/infrastructure finance and international debt capital markets, among others. Member of Comissão Permanente de Estudos de Direito Bancário do IASP.


  • 2017: Advised a certain international group of the aluminum industry, including the relevant Brazilian subsidiary, in a global refinancing of the group’s debt and a loan extension to certain companies of the group, in the total amount of USD 230 million.
  • 2016: Advised China Construction Bank (Brazil) Banco Múltiplo S.A., acting through its Cayman Island branch, in connection with the issuance of perpetual and subordinated notes, eligible for classification as Additional Tier I Capital (Capital Complementar), in the total amount of USD 70 million.
  • 2016: Advised Dakang (HK) Holdings Limited in a number of export prepayment financings extended to Fiagril Ltda. in the total amount of USD121 million.
  • 2016: Acted as deal counsel in a syndicated loan in the total amount of BRL 20 million granted to Avista S.A. Administradora de Cartões de Crédito by a local bank syndicated comprised by Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.  and Banco Caixa Geral - Brasil S.A. The transaction was formalized through the issuance of Bank Credit Notes (“CCBs”) collateralized by the fiduciary assignment of credit rights towards card holders.
  • 2016: Acted as deal counsel in the banking debt restructuring of Grupo Scalina before its acquisition by Lupo S.A.
  • 2016: Acted as deal counsel in the restructuring of the debt of Armco do Brasil S.A. with lenders and bondholders Banco do Brasil S.A., Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. and Itaú Unibanco S.A., in the amount of approximately BRL 300 million, including the extension of a new credit line and divestment of its former industrial facilities.
  • 2016: Advised Global Geophysical Services Ltda., the Brazilian subsidiary of Global Geophysical Services LLC in a debt restructuring formalized through the development / negotiation of a Forbearance Agreement, a Joinder Agreement and Brazilian security instruments to create security in addition to certain pre-existing financing transactions formalized between Global Geophysical Services LLC, Global Geophysical Services Inc., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc, Napier Park Select Master Fund, D-Star Ltd. and Wilmington Savings Fund Society Fsb. The amount involved was USD 85 million.  
  • 2015: Advised a syndicate of lenders including Rabobank International Bank, Banco Santander (Brasil) SA – Cayman Branch, Société Générale, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and Banco Rabobank International Brasil SA (as administrative agent) under a syndicated loan extended to COPLASA – Açúcar e Álcool Ltda. in the total amount of USD 100 million. 
  • 2014: Advised the Central Resources Group on a loan in the amount of USD 150 million provided by BNP Paribas. The funds were used for general corporate purposes, such as the acquisition and development of exploitation of the oil and gas areas.
  • 2014: Advised the Initial Purchasers, i.e. Banco BTG Pactual – Cayman Branch, Banco Bradesco BBI, BB Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, Merill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith and Santander Investment Securities on the offering and sale of USD 1.3 billion principal amount of 8.75% Perpetual Non-Cumulative Junior Subordinated Notes issued by Banco BTG Pactual acting through its Luxembourg Branch.
  • 2013: Advised Banco Safra SA on the drafting, negotiation and execution of a 3-year Export Receivables Purchase Agreement of Braskem for the sale of export receivables, on a revolving basis, in the amount up to USD 250 million. The receivables count on credit insurance provided by Sociedade Brasileira de Crédito à Exportação (SBCE), a subsidiary of COFACE.
  • 2013: Advised the Arysta Group on Brazilian law matters related to the global refinancing of debt of the Group, controlled by Permira, focused on development, marketing and distribution of chemical solutions. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA and Citibank Japan Ltd. have acted as Lien Collateral and Administrative Agents in this USD 1,790 million transaction.


Recommended by Chambers and Partners for his practice in Banking and Finance since the 2014 edition.

Also recommended by Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250.​



  • 2005: LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law from King’s College of London, University of London, England. 
  • 2003: Specialization in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (CEAG), São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1999: Graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo School of Law, São Paulo, Brazil.


Portuguese; English; Spanish


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