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Rafael de Almeida Rosa Andrade

Corporate/M&A, Post-M&A

Rafael has over 14 years of experience working in mergers and acquisitions, both on the buying and selling side, having worked in numerous outstanding transactions in the Brazilian and international markets.

Rafael is co-author of the books “Empirical Studies on Corporate Law Issues” “Judiciary Power and Capital Market Development”, both published by Editora Saraiva, in addition to articles published in other specialized magazines.

In addition to his professional activities, Rafael is also one of the founders (and current Financial Director) of “Endowment Direito GV”, where he works on a pro-bono basis. Rafael also works on a pro-bono basis for other Endowments and third sector entities linked to education and the promotion of technological development.


  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Escola de Direito de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). 

  • Master of Laws Degree in Commercial Law at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP). 

  • Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) at Harvard Law School.


The Legal 500 publication recommends Rafael in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions.


  • Advised Votorantim S.A. on the constitution of 23S Capital and in the strategic partnership with Temasek for investments in Brazil in the order of R$ 3.5 billion.

  • Advised Farallon on the investment and subsequent restructuring of Grupo Elizabeth, resulting on the acquisition of Elizabeth Cimentos and subsequent sale of the asset to CSN Cimentos.

  • Advised Eneva S.A. on the business combination with Focus Energia.

  • Advised the North American fund Acon on the investment and divestment cycle in Conexão Group, which culminated in the sale of the asset to the Grain Capital fund.

  • Advised Highline on the acquisition of an Isolated Production Unit (UPI) consisting of telecommunication towers within the scope of Oi's judicial recovery. 


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