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Cescon Barrieu is one of the main law firms in Brazil and the first Brazilian full-service firm to have a physical presence in Canada, consistently ranked among the best offices in the country in various areas and industries.
Our goal is not just to be a big office or to appear in a specific ranking. For us, this is simply a consequence of what we do. What really motivates us is the result of the work we do and the principle that our client’s success is our success. This is what has brought us here and this is what will always take us forward.

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Interview with Marcelo Mendo, Frederico Viana Rodrigues, Partners of Cescon Barrieu, and Frederico Marques, Of Counsel and Head of the firm in Canada

Frederico Viana Rodrigues, Partner of Cescon Barrieu

Frederico Viana Rodrigues is a partner in the areas of Corporate Law, Capital Markets and Mining Law of Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados.
He represents national and international companies, financial institutions, investment funds and private equity firms, public corporations, and other investors on a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, joint ventures, emissions of equity and debts, corporate and project finance, and other corporate transactions involving several industries of the economy.
Frederico Viana Rodrigues is the author of books and articles on Corporate Law, and his practice is recognized by publications such as Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Marcelo Mendo, Partner of Cescon Barrieu

Marcelo is a partner focusing on Mining, Environmental, and ESG & Impact.
Represents national and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions and assists on regulatory issues related to mining and environment, involving acquisitions and sale of mining companies and mining rights, as well as in regulatory and environmental administrative, judicial, and arbitration procedures that involve companies from the mining, power, real estate and agribusiness sectors, including in projects related to the mining research, mines, dams, hydropower plants, thermoelectric and solar/photovoltaic, wind farms, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, shipping, road concessions, railway terminals, airports, and industrial plants. His ESG & Impact practice focuses on socio-environmental effects caused by mining activities.
He is recognized as one of Brazil’s leading lawyers in the field of Mining by Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal, among other publications, for over 15 years.
He holds a degree in Law from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Specialist in Company Law from Fundação Dom Cabral and Master’s degree in Administrative Law from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Frederico Marques, Of Counsel and Head of the firm in Canada

Frederico Marques, Head North America & Of Counsel at Cescon Barrieu. Flesch & Barreto and Chair of the BCCC Mining Committee – Speaker at the Brazil-Canada Mining Insights, doing the Welcome Remarks.

Fernanda Montorfano, Partner at Cescon Barrieu

Fernanda is a partner in the area of Corporate Law, Governance, and ESG & Impact.
She is specialized in advisory and administrative litigation involving the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), the National Financial System Appeals Board, and the B3 (São Paulo stock exchange). She also works in M&A transactions, takeover bids, and corporate restructuring involving publicly-held companies, as well as advising management and shareholders on corporate disputes and general corporate governance matters. Her ESG & Impact practice involves matters related to Governance.
She is recognized in rankings such as The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).

Rebeca Stefanini Pavlovsky, Senior Associate at Cescon Barrieu

Rebeca is head of the Environmental Law Department of Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, also acting in the ESG & Impact area.
She advises entrepreneurs, financiers, or potential buyers and sellers in all legal matters involving environmental law. She deals with strategic proceedings of great complexity, including cases where the environmental issue is even more relevant than the eventual financial liability involved. She acts in the development of differentiated solutions for conflict resolution, taking into account the specific features of each sector’s regulations and seeking to dialogue with environmental agencies and Public Prosecutor’s Offices in order to overcome obstacles to the development of our clients’ activities, always with a sustainable development approach. Her practice field includes the sponsorship of judicial and administrative proceedings involving environmental matters, as well participating in due diligence and drafting legal advice. Her ESG & Impact practice involves advising companies on matters regarding environmental topics, sustainable finance, and conforming processes and projects to meet environmental and social standards.
She is a law graduate from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and has a specialization degree in Constitutional Law and Constitutional Proceedings from the Escola de Direito do Brasil.

Ana Carolina Passos, Partner at Cescon Barrieu

Ana Carolina is a partner in the areas of Corporate Law and Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity.
She represents foreign and domestic clients and publicly-held companies in local and cross-border Merger and Acquisitions transactions, sales of assets, joint ventures and other corporate involving various segments of the economy.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Associate Lawyer at Cescon Barrieu

Maurício Pellegrino de Souza is a partner in the area of Mining and ESG & Impact at Cescon Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados.
and advised them on regulatory issues related to mining and the environment, involving the acquisition and sale of mining companies and their mining rights, as well as in administrative, regulatory, environmental, judicial, and arbitration proceedings involving mining, energy, real estate, and agribusiness companies, including in projects and ventures related to mineral research, mines, dams, hydroelectric, thermoelectric and solar/photovoltaic plants, wind farms, railways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, cargo vessels, toll roads, railway terminals, airports, and industrial units. His ESG & Impact practice involves socio-environmental effects caused by mining activities.
He is recognized as one of Brazil’s leading lawyers in the field of Mining by Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal.

Joaquim Oliveira, Managing Partner at Cescon Barrieu

Joaquim is a partner at Cescon Barrieu focusing on Banking and Finance,
Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity.
He represents banks and other foreign and domestic financial institutions,
investment funds and private equity funds, foreign and domestic companies, and
other investors in public offering transactions, issuance of debentures, issuance of
bonds, structured financings, mergers and acquisitions, sale of assets, and joint
ventures in various segments of the economy. Joaquim was an international
associate at a major New York law firm between the years of 1998 and 1999. He
has frequently been recognized as one of the main lawyers in Brazil by Chambers
and Partners and The Legal 500. Currently, he is the managing partner at the firm.

Paula Azevedo, Of Counsel at Cescon Barrieu

Paula Azevedo de Castro is an Of Counsel in the Mining area at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados.
She represents both national and international clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions and also advises them in mining regulatory matters involving acquisition and sale of mining companies and mining rights, as well as in administrative regulatory proceedings involving mining and energy companies, including projects and undertakings related to mineral research, mines, dams, hydroelectric plants, railways, pipelines, transmission lines, and industrial units. She is recognized for her first-rate expertise in the regulation of the safety of mining tailings dams.

Ana Paula Calil, Partner at Cescon Barrieu

Ana Paula is a partner at Cescon Barrieu focusing on Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity and Mergers, and Acquisitions.
She frequently represents banks and other financial institutions, multinationals, private and publicly held corporations, hedge funds, investment and private equity funds, and other investors on a wide range of banking and finance transactions, including structured finance, local and international debt capital markets, and M&A transactions.
She was an international associate at a major New York law firm between the years 2010 and 2011.

Julia Lobo, Senior Associate at Cescon Barrieu

Julia is a partner at Cescon Barrieu focusing on Capital Markets and Corporate Governance.
She represents public and privately held companies, financial institutions, investment funds, and investors in some of the most complex and innovative capital markets transactions, including in local and cross-border equity and debt public offerings and listing of public companies. She also advises clients in connection to corporate governance matters and mergers and acquisitions.
Julia is recommended by the Chambers and Partners.

Marina Prado, Partner at Cescon Barrieu

Marina Prado is a partner in the areas of Corporate Law and Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity.
She represents domestic and foreign clients in local and cross-border transactions of Mergers and Acquisitions, sales of Assets, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions involving various segments of the economy. She was an international associate at a major New York law firm between the years of 2008 and 2009. Ms. Prado was approved and certified by the New York State Bar, in the United States of America.

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