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Guilherme Fontes Bechara

Senior Lawyer

Experience Summary

Graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 2008, Guilherme has worked for Demarest since 2009 and focuses its practice on Dispute Resolution and Debt Restructuring, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy, particularly in Judicial Reorganization and Liquidation Proceedings.  Amongst his regular clients he advises several domestic and foreign companies of different industries and financial institutions, focusing on recovering credits, both in judicial and out-of-court proceedings, or investing in distressed credits or in financially distressed companies. 


  • 2016: Advises and represents clients, in the capacity of creditors or investors, in the following cases: Oi Group, Abengoa, OAS Group, GT Foods, Intecnial, Hermes Macedo, Banco Santos, amongst others.
  • 2016: Advised a financial institution in the out-of-court debt restructuring of Grupo Moreno.
  • 2013: Advised an investment fund on the acquisition of certain real estate properties for the global price of approximately BRL 100 million.
  • 2012: Advised Sabó Indústria de Autopeças on the reorganization of its BRL 276 million debt.
  • 2010: Advised Harley Davidson Motor Company on the litigation against its former exclusive dealer in Brazil. 




  • 2014: LL.M, Corporate Governance and Practice, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, U.S.
  • 2014: Masters of Civil Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2008: Law Degree, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 


Portuguese; English

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