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 Ricardo 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 has a strong presence in the areas of Infrastructure and Project Finance, Transportation and Logistics. Among his main clients are aviation companies, vehicle assemblers, large multinationals and companies 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.

Experience

 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 GE in the sale of shares and segregation of its global electrification solutions business to ABB for a total value of US$ 2.6 billion

Advised Adventa Capital, by means of its subsidiary Top Glove Corporation, in the indirect acquisition of 70% of the stock capital of Kevenoll do Brasil Produtos Médicos Hospitalares Ltda., with the acquisition of Aspion by Top Glove for a value of US$ 345 million

Advised GE in the sale of shares and segregation of its Water & Process Technologies business to Suez Environment for a total value of US$ 3.4 billion

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

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws by the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2006)

Master’s in Law (LLM) by the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, USA (1997)

Bachelor of Laws by the Law School of the National University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina (1994)

Associations

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Vice President of the Argentine-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (CAMARBRA)

Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

Publications

— 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.

Languages

Portuguese, Spanish, English and Hebrew