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Partner of Demarest’s Litigation and Arbitration and Restructuring and Bankruptcy and Alternative Investments areas, Guilherme Fontes Bechara has a Master’s Degree (LLM) in Corporate Governance and Practice by Stanford Law School, Stanford University (USA) and Civil Law by Pontifical Catholic University – PUC-SP. He is specialized in Civil Litigation, Arbitration and Restructuring, acting more specifically in judicial reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings. Among his main clients are investment funds, financial institutions companies from various sectors and national and international financial institutions, focusing on the recovery of credits, judicially or extrajudicially, investments in credits or investment in companies in crisis.

Advised investment funds managed by Jive Asset Management in the restructuring of the debt of Viver Incorporadora e Construtora S/A in the amount of R$ 418 million

Advised CMMA – Companhia Mineira de Açúcar e Álcool in the acquisition of a certain sugar and alcohol mill of the Laginha Agroindustrial for R$ 133 million

Acts in the following judicial reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings, advising clients, as creditors or investors: Grupo Oi, Abengoa, Máquina de Vendas, Grupo Aço Cearense, Grupo OAS, GT Foods, Intecnial, Hermes Macedo, Banco Santos, among others

Advised a specific financial institution in the debt restructuring of Grupo Moreno

Master’s Degree (LL.M) in Corporate Governance and Practice, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, USA (2014)

Master’s Degree in Civil Law by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2014)

Bachelor of Law by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil (2008)

Regional Vice Chair (Latin America / Caribbean) of the Lex Mundi’s Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group

Member of TMA – Turnaround Management Association

Member of INSOL – International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals

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