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Thadeu Buarque Bretas

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

Thadeu has acted in recent years in transactions in the Brazilian and international financial and capital markets, focusing on public offering of securities. His practice includes debt, equity, securitization, and investment funds. Thadeu also works in debt restructurings and Project finance.


  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ.

  • Lato Sensu Specialization in Corporate Law and Capital Markets Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro (FGV-RJ).

  • Masters in Laws Degree (LL.M.) from University of Chicago Law School. 


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

Thadeu was recognized by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000) as a “notable practicioner” in the Capital Markets area.


  • Advised Copel in the scope of its privatization through a share offering (follow on), in the amount of BRL 5.2 billion.

  • Advised the underwriters on the issuance of debentures by Águas do Rio (Aegea), in the amount of BRL 5.5 billion.

  • Advised Banco BTG Pactual on the offering of its CRA, in the amount of BRL 3.5 billion.

  • Advised the structuring of the real estate investment fund XP Malls and the nine public offerings of its quotas.

  • Advised the underwriters in Espaçolaser’s IPO, in the amount of BRL 2.6 billion. 


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