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.
— 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
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