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Thadeu Buarque Bretas

Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Investment Funds, Project Financing

  • Advised Copel in its privatization through a follow-on stock offering, valued at R$ 5.2 billion.
  • Advised the coordinating banks in the issuance of debentures by Águas do Rio (Aegea), valued at R$ 5.5 billion.
  • Advised Banco BTG Pactual in its CRA offering, valued at R$ 3.5 billion.
  • Advised on the structuring of the FII XP Malls and the execution of its 9 public quota issuances.
  • Advised the coordinating banks in the IPO of Espaçolaser, valued at R$ 2.6 billion.


The publication The Legal 500 recommends Thadeu Bretas as a “rising star” in the area of Capital Markets.

Thadeu has been recognized by International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000) as a “notable practitioner” in the area of Capital Markets.


  • Bachelor of Law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).
  • Postgraduate degree in Corporate Law and Capital Markets from the Getulio Vargas Foundation – Rio de Janeiro (FGV-RJ).
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School.


Thadeu has been working in recent years on financial and capital markets transactions in Brazil and abroad, with an emphasis on public securities offerings. His practice covers debt, equity, securitization, and investment fund transactions. Thadeu also works in debt restructuring and project financing.


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