Partner

Fabio de Almeida Braga

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.

Experience

Advised JPMorgan Chase and the creditors, Banco do Brasil and Bradesco, in the extension of a revolving credit line in favor of General Motors Brasil, in the amount of USD 500 million, consisting of the Brazilian tranche of the aggregate amount of USD 14.5 billion

Advised Hyundai Capital Services on the proposed incorporation of Banco Hyundai Capital Brasil S.A.

Advised Banco Honda, Honda Automóveis and Bradesco in the structuring of a new business model for the Honda dealership network, which included the creation of an open FIDC and legal advice to offer quotas in initial volume of USD 200 million

Advised Itaú Unibanco, Santander, Banco Caixa Geral and Banco do Brasil in the restructuring of the debt resulting from the syndicated loan operation of BRL 91.7 million to Companhia de Alimentos do Nordeste CIALNE

Advised BNY Mellon DTVM in the debt restructuring operation of approximately BRL 2 billion of Embraport with the Inter-American Development Bank and Caixa Econômica Federal, among other foreign creditors and in the process of waiver and replacement of BNY Mellon DTVM, as Brazilian Collateral Agent and Brazilian Account Agent

Academic Qualifications

Post-Graduation in International Economic Negotiations by São Paulo State University (Unesp), São Paulo, Brazil (2005)

Post-Graduation in International Law by the School of Law of the University of Miami, Florida, United States (2001)

Bachelor of Laws by the Law School of São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil (1990)

Publications

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.

Languages

Portuguese and English