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Partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions area, as well as head of the Asia Practice and co-head of the Ibero-American Practice of the firm, Gabriel Kuznietz holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (USA) and is admitted to practice law in both Brazil and in Argentina. He is specialized in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Aviation and Maritime Law and Infrastructure. Among his main clients are aviation companies, vehicle assemblers, large multinationals and multilatinas, some of them operating in the maritime sector. Gabriel is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Vice-President of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (Camarbra) and Vice-President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Aviation Committee.

Advised GE in the sale of the shares and segregation of its global transportation business to Wabtec for a total value of USD 11.1 billion.

Advised DSV Group in the acquisition of UTI Worldwide Inc. for a total value of USD 1.35 billion.

Advised SAAM, a Chilean group, in the acquisition of the entire equity interest of Boskalis Holding in SAAM Smit Towage Brazil, SAAM Smit Towage Mexico and SAAM Smit Towage El Salvador for USD 201.2 million.

Advised Mitsui & Co. and Mitsui & Co. (Brazil) in the sale of Mitsui Alimentos (Mitsui Brasil) to Café Três Corações (3C) for the amount of R$ 217 million.

Advised Aerolíneas Argentinas on the Brazilian leg of the merger of Austral Líneas Aéreas Cielos del Sur into Aerolíneas Argentinas.

Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2006)

MSc (LLM) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, USA (1997)

Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law of the National University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina (1994)

Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Vice President, Argentine-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (Camarbra)

Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

Co-author, “La inversión Extranjera en Brasil”, 3º Ed., 2004 e 4ª Ed., 2010, Embaixada do Brasil em Buenos Aires – Setor de Promoção Comercial e Turismo.

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