Partner

Thereza Maria Sarfert Franco Montoro

Partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions area, Thereza Montoro holds a master’s degree in Commercial Law from USP and is a specialist in corporate law. She acts for both domestic and international clients from various segments, such as automotive, cosmetics, chemicals, animal health, technology, among others. Thereza is a member of the Women Executives Committee of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and author of articles published in the specialized media.

Advised Digital Realty, a global leader in providing data centers and interconnection solutions, in the acquisition of Ascenty, the largest Brazilian data center company, in an operation valued at USD 1.8 billion, as well as a syndicated loan, totaling USD 775 million, granted to finance the acquisition. Also advised Digital Realty in setting up its joint venture with Brookfield for the operation of Ascenty.
Advised Itochu Corporation in the acquisition of Connect Holding Ltda., Conecta Comercio e Serviços Ltda. and Conecta Administradora e Corretora de Seguros Ltda., the leading companies in the provision of insurance programs for mobile phones and mass insurance in Brazil.
Advised Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation, an auto parts company, in the Brazilian part of the global sale of its windshield wiper business to Trico, in an operation totaling USD 27 million.
Advised Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation, an auto parts company, in the formation of a joint venture with Randon Group to manufacture brake systems.
Advised Odebrecht TransPort S.A. in the formation of a joint venture with Mitsui Co. Ltd. for the development of projects in the area of urban mobility, in a transaction totaling BRL 17 billion.

— Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2006)
— Specialization in Contracts Law from the Center for University Extension Courses (CEU), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)
— Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (1999)

Member of the Executive Women Committee of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce

 Author of the article “Técnicas de Privatização – a Experiência Brasileira [Privatization Techniques – the Brazilian Experience]”, in Revista de Direito Mercantil, Industrial, Econômico e Financeiro, vol. 117, (2000).
 Author of the article “O Contrato Preliminar, o Novo Código Civil e a Análise Econômica do Direito [The Preliminary Contract, the New Civil Code and the Economic Analysis of Law]”, in Revista de Direito Mercantil, Industrial, Econômico e Financeiro, vol. 132, (2003).
 Author of the article “Banco Central do Brasil – Procedimentos de Registro de Investimentos Estrangeiros Diretos – Empréstimos Externos [Central Bank of Brazil – Foreign Direct Investment Registration Procedures – Foreign Loans]”, in Revista de Direito Mercantil, Industrial, Econômico e Financeiro, vol. 134, (2004).

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