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 Digital Realty in the acquisition of Ascenty for USD 1.8 billion.

—  Advised Mohawk Industries in the acquisition of Eliane S/A Revestimentos Cerâmicos for USD 250 million.

— Advised Kingspan in the acquisition of Isoeste Construtivos Isotérmicos for BRL 302 million.

—  Advised Unilever in the acquisition of Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais, for BRL 290 million.

— 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

— 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

— Membro do Conselho Consultivo do Working Group on Legal Opinions da American Bar Association

—  Author of numerous articles on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, including:

— ”A new dawn for compliance in Brazil in the wake of the Petrobras scandal”, IBA.

— Co-author the book “Business laws of Brazil”, Thomson Reuters, 3rd Ed.

— ”The debate about publication of financial statements by large companies in Brazil”.

— “A new Brazilian Commercial Code and its Effects on Brazilian Corporate Law”.

— “Impact of the Proposed new Commercial Code on Joint Ventures”, International Law Office.

— “O Projeto do Novo Código Comercial e as Atuais Tendências do Direito Comercial”, Revista de Direito Empresarial.

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