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Guilherme Gaspari Coelho

Restructuring and Insolvency, Dispute Prevention and Resolution

  • Advised a banking syndicate in the context of the restructuring of approximately US$1.67 billion in debts of the Constellation Group, implemented through a judicial recovery process.
  • Advised MUFG, Mizuho, SMBC, and NEXI in the context of the judicial recovery process filed by Samarco Mineração S.A.
  • Assisted Highline do Brasil in the acquisition of certain assets owned by the Oi Group within the scope of its judicial recovery process.
  • Advised an ad hoc group of bondholders in the context of the judicial recovery of the Tonon Group, subsequently converted into bankruptcy.


Chambers and Partners recognizes Guilherme as one of the leading lawyers in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring area. He is described by a client as "extremely commercial, friendly, and business-oriented".

The Legal 500 recommends Guilherme as a "next generation partner" in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Litigation, and Arbitration areas.

He was nominated by the GRR 100 (Global Restructuring Review) Guide "Names to know in Brazil", which lists the lawyers you need to know in the Brazilian restructuring market.


  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).
  • Master's degree in Civil Procedure Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Guilherme represents local and foreign clients in debt restructurings, judicial and extrajudicial recovery processes, bankruptcy, and other special situations such as Distressed M&As and structured credit operations. He also represents local and international clients in judicial proceedings and arbitrations, with a focus on commercial litigation.


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