Partner of Demarest's Banking and Corporate Finance area, Fabio Braga holds a postgraduate degree in International Economic Negotiations from Unesp and in International Law from the University of Miami School of Law. He has a strong presence in financial transactions, including in financing projects and debt restructuring operations, acting in projects related to different sectors of the national and international financial market, meeting the financial needs of the automotive industry, in all phases of its development. Fabio also has expertise in the creation of specific financing programs between large companies in the distribution and consumption sector, as well as in setting up and obtaining authorization for the development of activities by financial institutions, including those of a digital nature, such as the recently created direct credit and loan facilities between individuals on digital platforms, whether originating and are backed by national or foreign capital.

  • Assisted StartMeUp (SMU) in the project to establish a platform for secondary trading of securities issued by startups under the CVM regulatory sandbox, which created a digital environment for the development of a secondary crowdfunding market. The securities’ bookkeeping will be carried using the distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and tokenized by nTokens in blockchain. SMU’s secondary trading platform will support the expansion of the crowdfunding market in Brazil.
  • Fabio advised Syngenta Proteção de Cultivos and Syngenta Seeds (Syngenta) on the structuring (i) and constitution of “Syngenta Tech I Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios,” a credit rights investment fund structured under CVM Instruction 356; (ii) of the restricted public offering for distribution, under CVM Instruction 476, of 600 million senior class shares of the Fund and (iii) the private placement, concerning (a) 184 million mezzanine subordinated class shares of the Fund, which are subordinated to the Senior Shares; and (b) 16 million junior subordinated class shares of the Fund, which are subordinated to the Senior Shares and to the Mezzanine Subordinated Shares, which comprises a funding of BRL 800 million. The Fund administrator is Banco Daycoval, and Banco Santander (Brazil) was the lead coordinator of the offering.
  • In Brazil, Mr. Braga has advised the Procaps Group, a major international pharmaceutical and healthcare company, on the private offering of Senior Notes, in the amount of USD 115 million, guaranteed by its Brazilian subsidiary along with other subsidiaries of the group.
  • Advised SOLAR.BR Participações S.A., an affiliate of the Coca-Cola Company system, which is responsible for one of the largest production lines of Coca-Cola branded products in Brazil, on the structuring of a digital financial services platform, as a joint venture, through a company that will operate the first platform designed to offer digital accounts and payment and acquisition services to commercial establishments and consumers in general, contemplating more than 300,000 sale outlets in the North, Midwest and Northeast regions of Brazil.
  • Assisted in the process of legal structuring and implementation and development of the dealership network of the electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, in Brazil.
  • Post-Graduate course in International Economic Negotiations from São Paulo State University (Unesp), São Paulo, Brazil (2005)
  • Post-Graduate course in International Law from the School of Law of the University of Miami, Florida, United States (2001)
  • Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil (1990)
  • Author, "The Role of Financial Institutions in Protecting Delicate Brazilian Ecosystems", The Docket magazine of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
  • Author, "Responsabilidade socioambiental, sua crescente importância econômica e as instituições financeiras" (Social and Environmental Responsibility, its growing economic importance and the financial institutions), article in Revista de Direito Bancário e do Mercado de Capitais, October 2, 2014.
  • Co-author, "Bankruptcy and Insolvency", Business Laws of Brazil, ch.12, Thomson Reuters.
  • Portuguese and English