Thereza Maria Sarfert Franco Montoro

Partner of Demarest’s Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions areas, Thereza Montoro has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law, both by the University of São Paulo – USP, and is specialized in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions. Among her main clients are national and international companies of various segments.


Advised Odebrecht TransPort S/A in forming a joint venture with Mitsui Co., Ltd. for the development of projects in the area of urban mobility, in a transaction valuated at R$ 17 billion.

Advised Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades Ltda. in the formation of a joint venture with GranBio Investimentos S/A for the manufacture and worldwide commercialization of bio n-butanol.

— Advised Ashland Inc. on the sale of 3 subsidiaries in Brazil as part of a global operation of US$ 1.8 billion.

— Advised Log Commercial Properties and Participações S/A in investment by Banco Bradesco BBI of R$ 278 million.

Advised NSF International in the acquisition of Bioensaios – Análise e Consultoria Ambiental Ltda.

Academic Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Commercial Law by the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2006)

Specialization in Contracts Law by the University Extension Center, São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Bachelor of Laws by the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (1999)


Portuguese, English and German