Luciana Monteiro C Tornovsky

Partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate areas. Master’s Degree by Harvard Law School and International Tax Program from Harvard University. She worked at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher office in New York. She is the author of relevant book chapters, such as “International Trade Law” (Aduaneiras, 2004), “Securities World 2005 – Jurisdictional Comparison” (European Lawyer, 2005) and Business Laws of Brazil (West, 2009-2010) and published articles related to corporate practice. Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky is also head of Demarest’s Corporate Social Responsibility area, which encompasses the Social Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion and Pro Bono groups.


Advised Bayer on the sale of the seed business to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion.

Advised Chemical Union on the acquisition of the biotechnology plant dedicated to the production of Lactotropin and Posilac in the State of Georgia in the United States of America from Elanco (animal health division of Eli Lilly).

Advised Bayer on the sale of the herbicide business, seed treatment and other related business to BASF for EUR 1.7 billion.

Advised Leprino Foods Company on the acquisition of the additional 21% stake in Lactojara Indústria e Comércio de Laticínios S.A. by through its Brazilian subsidiary, acquiring control of the company.

Advised DST Managers V Limited and Thrive Capital Partners V, LP, as investors, on the issuance of Series E preferred shares of Nu Holdings Ltd., parent company of Nu Pagamentos S.A. (Nubank).

Academic Qualifications

Master’s of Law (LL.M.) by Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA (2000)

Post-Graduation in Tax Law (ITP – International Tax Program) by Harvard University, Massachusetts, United States (2000)

Bachelor of Laws by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (1997)


Officer of IBA – International Bar Association (Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprise Committee)

Vice President of the Harvard Law School Association of Brazil

Member of the Executive Committee of Harvard Law School Association of Harvard Business School Angels of Brazil

Co-Chair in Brazil of the Harvard Women Alliance

Counselor of the Center for Studies of Law Firms (CESA)

Member of the “Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights in the Americas”, initiative of Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, associated to the New York City Bar


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