Partner of Demarest’s Agribusiness, Automotive, Consumer and Retail, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital areas, Paulo Frank Coelho da Rocha has a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Corporate Law by the Law School of the University of New York. He worked for two years as foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in New York. Specialist in M&A, Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, he is the author of several articles on these areas and co-author of the books “Business Laws of Brazil”, published by West Thompson in 2015, and “Brazil M & A”, published by Donnelley Financial Solutions in 2018. Paulo has been nominated for many years as leading lawyer in his field by the Legal Directories IFLR1000, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, LACCA, Leaders League, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500.


Advised Digital Realty in the acquisition of Ascenty for US$ 1.8 billion.

Advised Mohawk Industries in the acquisition of Eliane S/A Revestimentos Cerâmicos for US$ 250 million.

— Advised Kingspan in the acquisition of Isoeste Construtivos Isotérmicos for R$ 302 million.

 Advised Unilever in the acquisition of Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais, for R$ 290 million.

Academic Qualifications

Master Degree (LL.M) in Corporation Law by New York University School of Law (1997)

Bachelor of Laws by the Law School of the University of São Paulo (1993)


Officer of the Latin American Regional Forum of International Bar Association

Past Chair of Lex Mundi

Member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Advisory Board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions of American Bar Association


Portuguese, English and Spanish