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OUR TEAM

Bruno Rodrigues Bercito

Corporate/M&A

Bruno has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on representing local and foreign clients in high complexity cross border transactions involving Brazilian assets. Bruno also has a remarkable experience in equity capital markets transactions, advising underwriters and issuers in landmark transactions in Brazil and abroad.

Bruno also advises clients in all matters involving corporate law, including corporate governance, corporate restructurings and administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM).  

Bruno was an international associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from 2013 to 2014.

Bruno co-authored the book “Temas de Direito Bancário e do Mercado de Capitais”, and articles in other publications.

BIO

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. 

  • Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law – NYU.

EDUCATION

The Legal 500 publication recommends Bruno in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions.

He is also recommended as an outstanding professional in Mergers and Acquisitions by Who's Who Legal Brazil.

LACCA Approved listed Bruno among the most voted by legal departments of companies in Latin America, being recognized as one of the best lawyers in Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions. 

Bruno received a special recognition from Leaders League as one of the most voted professionals in the “Rising Star” category for his performance in “Private Equity.

RECOGNITIONS

  • Advised GIC (Singapore’s sovereing fund) in several important transactions in recent years, including a co-investment in V.Tal (optic fiber) along with funds managed by BTG Pactual, in the context of OI’s judicial debt restructuring. This was one of the most relevant transactions in the industry, involving approximately R$12,0 billion.

  • Advised GIC in a relevant investment in power transmission assets held by Neoenergia.

  • Advised Aligned Energy (na affiliate of Macquarie) in the global acquisition of Odata’s data center business, in one of the most relevant cross border transactions involving Brazilian assets in recent years.

  • Advised GALP Energia on the sale of interest in oil Fields in Brazil to the Chinese state-owned Sinopec, in a landmark transaction involving approximately  EUR5,2 bi. 

  • Advised Paper Excellence on the acquisition of Eldorado Brasil Celulose, in a transaction involving approximately R$14 billion.

  • Advised GIC in importante investments in toll road concessions (PIPA/Eixo and CART). 

  • Advised Digital Bridge on the acquisition of data center business from Grupo Uol (currently Scala Datacenters).

  • Advised PwC on the sale of the global mobility businesses to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

  • Advised a group of international investors, including GIC, CIC, OTPP and J.C. Flowers and Co in an important private placement in Banco BTG Pactual.

  • Advised the State of São Paulo on the sale of Banco Nossa Caixa S.A. to Banco do Brasil.

  • Initial public offerings and follow-ons of OGX Oléo e Gás, Gerdau, Rumo Operadora, Biosev, Magazine Luiza, EDP Energia, Natura Cosméticos, among others.

  • 144A/Reg S high yield bond offerings of República de Trinidad e Tobago, Banco Santander, Banco do Brasil and Frigorífico Minerva, among others.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

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