Partner of Demarest’s M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital and Corporate Governance areas, Paulo Frank Coelho da Rocha holds a master’s degree (LL.M.) in Corporation Law from New York University, after which he worked for two years as foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He is the author of several articles in the field and co-author of the books “Business Laws of Brazil”, West Thompson, (2015), and “Brazil M&A”, Donnelley Financial Solutions (2018). Paulo has been nominated for many consecutive years as a leading lawyer in his field by the legal directories IFLR1000, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, LACCA, Leaders League, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500.

  • Advised Vale on the sale of 13% of Vale Base Metals (VBM) to Manara Minerals and Engine No. 1 for USD 3.4 billion.
  • Advised Mohawk on the acquisition of Eliane Revestimentos and Elizabeth Revestimentos.
  • Advised Lactalis on the acquisition of Dairy Partners of America (JV between Nestlé and Fonterra) for BRL 700 million.
  • Advised Paysafe on the acquisition of SafetyPay for USD 441 million.
  • Advised SoftBank on the acquisition of Andbank's banking license by Creditas.
  • Advised Akzo Nobel on the acquisition of Mactra's assets associated with the production of waterproofing materials and paint products.
  • Advised a group of investment funds and entities managed by Berkshire Partners LLC on the acquisition of P&P Food Safety Holdings.
  • Master’s degree (LLM) in Corporate Law from New York University School of Law (1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo School of Law (1993)
  • Officer of the Latin American Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Officer of the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Former Chair of Lex Mundi
  • Member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions of the American Bar Association
  • Autor de vários artigos sobre Direito Societário e Comercial, incluindo: ”A new dawn for compliance in Brazil in the wake of the Petrobras scandal”, IBA. ”The debate about publication of financial statements by large companies in Brazil”, IBA. Coautor do livro “Business Laws of Brazil”, 3ª Edição, WestThompson. “O Projeto do Novo Código Comercial e as Atuais Tendências do Direito Comercial”, Revista de Direito Empresarial. “A new Brazilian Commercial Code and its Effects on Brazilian Corporate Law”, ACC Docket. “Impact of Proposed new Commercial Code on Joint Ventures”, International Law Office.
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