Fabio Braga joined Demarest’s Corporate Finance Department in 2006 and currently is partner of Banking, Financial and Corporate Restructuring areas. He develops activities and projects related to several areas of the national financial market, focusing on transactions aimed at meeting the financial needs of the automotive market, in all phases and sectors of its chain. Braga has broad experience in syndicated financial transactions, including in financing projects and debt restructuring operations. His activities extend to the creation of financing programs between large companies in the distribution and consumption sector and financial institutions (private label). Leading projects for the constitution and functioning of financial institutions (of national and foreign origin), he has been acted in a remarkable manner, conducting the respective administrative proceedings before the Central Bank of Brazil. Likewise, he accumulates relevant experience related to the conduct of administrative procedures of a punitive nature before the Brazilian Central Bank, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Appeals Council of the Appeal Council of the National Financial System.

Experience

Advised Sabó Indústria e Comércio de Autopeças S/A in the restructuring of debts, involving R$ 320 million. The transaction also involved the sale of a holding company in the group

Advised Banco Itaú BBA S/A and HSBC Bank Brasil S/A.- Banco Múltiplo in the debt restructuring of Carta Goiás Indústria e Comércio de Papéis, involving R$ 50 million

Advised Banco Santander (Brasil) S/A, Banco Itaú BBA S/A, HSBC Bank Brasil S/A – Banco Múltiplo, Caixa Econômica Federal and Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S/A in the debt restructuring of GPC Química S/A, in the amount of R$ 82.5 million

Advised Banco Votorantim S/A. and Lehman Brothers in the judicial reorganization and debt restructuring of the Independência refrigeration group, in the amount of US$ 2 billion

Represented Louis Dreyfus in the debt restructuring of the Santelisa Vale group, totaling R$ 2.6 billion, involving 24 financial institutions, domestic and foreign.

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)

Post-Graduation degree from Southwestern Legal Foundation, Academy of American and International Law, University of Texas, Texas, United States (1998)

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

Languages

Portuguese and English