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Marina Maccabelli

Senior Lawyer

Experience Summary

Marina graduated from Universidade Paulista Law School in 2002 and has been focusing her practice on real estate and is currently the co-head of Demarest's Real Estate Department. She has over 12 years of experience and handles a wide range of clients and real estate matters. Over the last 10 years, She has developed niche expertise in acquisition of rural real estate, border areas and real estate assets by foreigners; Built to Suit and Sale and Lease Back Agreements; industrial, commercial and retailer lease agreements; M&A transactions involving Real Estate aspects; and real estate agreements related to energy production projects.

She works closely with large-sized companies such as Dow Chemical, Visteon Corporation, Claro, Amcor, Harley-Davidson, Monsanto, Fibria, RMS, Nike, Jaguar Land Rover and a few private equity funds. She has been praised by domestic and international directories as a leading practitioner in real estate, including Legal 500 Latin America  in 2013, 2014 and 2016.


  • 2016: Assisted Claro on the development of a real estate structure for the installation of a solar energy production plant that will be implemented and operated by a third party, an activity which will allow the company savings in its power consumption.
  • 2016: Advised Bacardi Martini in the sale of its industrial facility in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, involving complex structures to secure the deal.

    • 2016: Assisted Sealy do Brasil in entering into a settlement for termination of a lease coupled with the commitment to sell an industrial facility located in Sorocaba, São Paulo.
    • 2016: Assisted Fronteca with the obtaining of prior approval from the National Defense Council (CDN) (according to Federal Law No. 6,634/79) for sale of shares and, as a consequence, the transfer of real estate properties located in border areas.
    • 2016: Advised Monsanto in the real estate matters related to the closure of its Sugarcane operation in Brazil, advising the feasible way out for the real estate agreements, as well as drafting and negotiating the correspondent termination agreements.
    • 2015: Advised Irish construction materials supplier CRH plc sign off the Brazilian leg of a 34-jurisdiction asset buy from Switzerland's Holcim and France's Lafarge.
    • 2014: Advised Vesuvius plc on the real estate matters involved in the acquisition of quotas of Ecil Met Tec, involving the execution of real estate documents for implementation of a plant sharing.
    • 2013: Advised Fibria Celulose on the sale of rural assets located in the State of Rio Grande do Sul to CMPC Celulose Riograndense.




  • 2009: Certificate of the course of Accounting and Financial Aspects in Mergers and Acquisitions, Saint Paul Escola de Negócios, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2002: Law degree, Universidade Paulista (UNIP), São Paulo, Brazil
Marina Maccabelli


Portuguese; English; Spanish

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