Partner of Demarest’s Tax area, Christiano Chagas Monteiro de Melo holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). He concentrates his practice in tax planning in the financial and capital markets, international taxation and foreign investment in Brazil. He has also worked on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity issuance transactions, structuring of investment funds and tax administrative proceedings. Christiano is listed as a tax leader in leading local and international legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, LACCA Approved and International Tax Review.
Christiano Chagas Monteiro de Melo
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— Advised Ferbasa in the purchase of renewable energy company BW Guirapá for USD 244 million in an agreement involving the indirect acquisition of seven wind farms located in eastern Bahia state, with a total capacity of 81 megawatts.
— Advised Digital Realty on the purchase of Ascenty, a Brazilian data center company, for USD 1.18 billion.
— Advised RCB Investimentos, a credit management and recovery company in Brazil, in the sale of 65% of its shares issued to Bradesco.
— Advised fuel distributor Ale, the fourth largest in the country, in the sale of 78% of its shares to Swiss group Glencore.
— Advised north-american Boulevard Acquisition in the merger with Estre, Brazil’s largest waste management company, which became a publicly-traded company with shares on Nasdaq.
— Bachelor of Laws from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1996)
— “Brazilian Infrastructure Financing: Developments and Incentives – Global Reference Guide 2011”.
— “Tax Benefits Related to Investments in the Infrastructure Sector – Derivatives & Financial” (2011).
— Co-author of the book “Manual de Preço de Transferência. Beps, Brasil e OCDe – Volume 1 e Volume 2 [Transfer Pricing Manual. Beps, Brazil and OECD – Volume 1 and Volume 2]”, Quartier Latin, 2018.
— Co-author of the article “Brazilian Infrastructure Financing: Developments and Incentives”, Financier Worldwide Magazine, May 2012.
— Co-author of the article “Tax Benefits Related to Investments in the Infrastructure Sector”, in Derivatives & Financial Instruments, IBFD, May 23, 2011.
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