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October 13th to 15th, 2021

Adriana Pallis

Adriana Pallis, Partner Machado Meyer Advogados

She has been a partner in the Corporate Law area since 2001, having been the director of the M&A group from 2015 to 2018. Now she is a member of the Board and the Social Responsibility and Pro Bono Committee of the firm.

Adriana specializes in corporate law, corporate governance, securities regulation and M&A involving private and publicly traded companies, as well as international transactions.

She has recognized experience in structuring and implementing highly complex corporate reorganizations, equity investments, different acquisition structures and in public offering procedures, as well as in providing legal advice in representing companies and investors in administrative processes and in consultations. before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Adriana also works in the structuring of businesses and in the creation of companies, joint ventures, consortia, associations and other forms of business, as well as in the provision of consultancy on foreign investments in Brazil. She worked in the most relevant privatization processes of the 1990s, such as CPFL, Eletropaulo (both in the energy sector), Vale (mining sector) and Telebrás (telecommunications sector).

Adriana Valéria Pugliesi

Adriana Valéria Pugliesi, FGV Law Professor

PhD in Commercial Law, USP Law School (2012). Master in Commercial Law, USP Law School (2009). Bachelor of Laws from USP (1989). Lawyer in the area of ​​Business Law. Professor of the Corporate Law Course (Societário Lato-Sensu), promoted by the International Institute of Social Sciences - IICS-CEU, since 2007. Professor of the Corporate Law Course by the Lato Sensu Graduate Program at DIREITO SP (FGV LAW), at city ​​of São Paulo, since 2008. Professor of the Specialization Course in Business Law lato sensu at EPM - Escola Paulista da Magistratura, since 2014. Publication: “Bankruptcy law and company preservation”, Editora Quartier Latin, São Paulo, 2.013. Founding member of IBR - Brazilian Institute for the Recovery of Companies in Crisis.


André Moraes Marques, Sócio Pinheiro Neto Advogados

André Moraes Marques has been a member of Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 2002 and works in the São Paulo office. Works in the areas of Business Recovery and Bankruptcy and Civil and Commercial Litigation. He holds a law degree from the University of São Paulo (USP 2004) and a master's degree in law (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School (2013). He worked at the American office Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in New York, between 2013 and 2014. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association since 2005


Eduardo Takemi

Eduardo Takemi, Partner Galdino & Coelho Advogados

Lawyer with experience in litigation and restructuring of companies in crisis. Adjunct Professor of Commercial Law at UERJ. Board member of TMA Brasil. Member of the International Insolvency Institute (III), INSOL, the Brazilian Institute for Business Recovery Studies (IBR) and the Minas Gerais Lawyers Institute. Member of the Bankruptcy Law Commission of OAB / SP


Exmo. Daniel Carnio, Juiz Auxiliar da Presidência do STJ

Daniel Carnio Costa, Chief Justice of the 1st Court of Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganizations of São Paulo, professor in the department of commercial law at PUC / SP, graduated in law from USP, master of law from FADISP and doctor of law from PUC / SP . Master in comparative law from Samford University / USA. Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Paris 1 - Panthéon / Sorbonne.

Visiting Professor at California Western School of Law / USA. Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Insolvency Law. Full member of the chair at the São Paulo Law Academy and the São Paulo Magistrates Academy. Member of INSOL International, the International Insolvency Institute and the Judicial Insolvency Network. Author of several books and articles published in Brazil and abroad. Member of the legal commission of the Ministry of Finance that drafted the new Bankruptcy Law, Judicial and Extrajudicial Recovery

Fabiana Balducci

Fabiana Balducci, Partner Lead Capital Partners

Senior Executive in Banking and Corporate Finance with more than 26 years of experience, evolving from an analyst in 1995 to a Director at Credit Suisse, where she worked for 13 years working in the analysis, negotiation and structuring of high yield / distress credits, restructuring, special situations and credit portfolio sales operations focusing on the Brazilian market. Previously, Fabiana worked for two years at Banco BNP Paribas and for ten years at Bank of America, going through several areas, including Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance and Credit, where she led the analysis teams of companies and financial institutions. Fabiana has a degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo with an MBA in Finance from INSPER. Additionally, Fabiana is an advisor to the Turnaround Management Association of Brazil (TMA Brasil) and chairman of the courses and events committee since 2014, in addition, she is a member of the International Insolvency Institute and professor of several postgraduate courses at FIA - Fundação Instituto de Administration and Insper


Fabio Carvalho, President and CEO do Grupo Abril

Graduated in Law at UFRJ (2000) and with a Masters in Law from Cambridge University, England (2002). He joined the law firm Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes from 1999 to 2006, when he left the office to assume the position of Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal. In 2009, he acquired Casa & Vídeo through a leveraged buy-out amid the retailer's judicial reorganization process, having held the position of CEO from 2009 to 2015, and also Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2019. In 2015, he founded Legion Holdings, an investment company focused on acquiring stakes in companies undergoing financial and operational restructuring. When in 2016 he acquired the fashion retailer União de Lojas Leader SA, also serving as Chairman of the Advisory Board of União de Lojas Leader SA, and in 2019 he sold 100% of his shares to the then CEO of the retailer and ceased to be President of the Advisory Board. . More recently, in April 2019, Fábio became the controlling shareholder and CEO of Grupo Abril. Fábio has served since 2017 as a member of the Board of Directors of Banco PAN SA From 2015 to 2016 Fabio served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Recovery Group, from 2015 to 2018 he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Bravante, and finally, of 2016 to 2019 served as Member of the Board of Directors of LIQ.

Fábio Rosas

Fábio Rosas, Partner Cescon Barrieu

Represents national and foreign clients in judicial, administrative and arbitration cases, consultancy and business mediation. He mainly acts in discussions related to corporate law, business contracts and transactions, financing and bank contracts, represents financial institutions, creditors, financiers and investors in debt restructuring, company recovery and in mergers and acquisitions of companies in recovery. Fábio Rosas participated in cases awarded by the English publication Latin Lawyer as “Deal of the Year” for restructuring companies “Deal of the Year”, in the years 2011 (Independência), 2012 (Celpa), 2014 (OGX), 2015 (OAS) , 2017 (OOG). Fábio Rosas participated in a case awarded by the publication IFLR as “Deal of the Year” for the restructuring of companies “Deal of the Year”, in 2016 (OAS) and 2018 (OOG). He has been frequently nominated as a leading lawyer in Brazil by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer.

Francisco Satiro

Francisco Satiro, Partner Francisco Satiro Advogados

PhD in commercial law from USP; professor of commercial law at USP and Direito GV. Post doctorate in business law from the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg. Full member of the National Financial System Resource Council. Lawyer in Sao Paulo.

Frederic Verhoeven

Frederic Verhoeven, Partner Houthoff

Specialist in insolvency and cross-border restructuring laws. He advises clients involved in a number of insolvency situations (companies, creditors, investment institutions and directors). Frédéric is also regularly appointed bankruptcy trustee and administrator by district courts. In recent years, he has served as a lawyer or trustee in international restructurings and bankruptcies in the Netherlands, including Lehman Brothers, Oi, OSX / OGX, SwissAir, Van der Hoop Bankiers, Joh, Enschedé and DSB Bank. Frédéric is the head of Houthoff's Restructuring and Insolvency practice group.

Joice Ruiz

Joice Ruiz, Partner AJ Ruiz

Master in Commercial Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo FDUSP (2014). Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo FDUSP, with an emphasis on business law (1993).

Partner at AJ Ruiz. Judicial Administrator.

Member and advisor of TMA Brasil.

Author of the book “Judicial Administrator in Judicial Recovery and Bankruptcy”.

Academic coordinator of the AJ TMA Brazil Course:


Juliana Bumachar, Partner Bumachar Advogados

Chairman of the Special Commission for Judicial, Extrajudicial and Bankruptcy Reorganization of OAB / RJ, Invited Professor of the Lato Senso Graduate Program at FGV Direito Rio, member of the CNJ Working Group to modernize the performance of the Judiciary in the processes of recovery and bankruptcy and Administrative Council of TMA Brasil.


Luiz Cláudio Galeazzi, Partner Galeazzi & Associados

CEO of Galeazzi Associados, where he joined as a partner in 2001, with over 25 years of experience in business management. At Galeazzi, he participated in several projects to improve performance, restructuring, and crisis management in Brazil and abroad.

Having acquired experience in several industries and segments, he worked in telephone, energy, health, food, automotive, insurance, retail, media, banks, footwear, weapons, energy, among others. Participated in processes of: Due Dilligence; PMI (Post Merger Integration), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning, Strategic Planning, Budget Processes (Base Zero) and Debt Workout. Luiz also actively participated in judicial reorganization processes in Brazil and abroad (both from the creditor and the debtor side).


Luiz Fabiano Saragiotto, Partner Journey Capital

23 years in the Brazilian Credit, Trading and Structuring Market
With a degree in Business Administration from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Fabiano was Director of Deutsche Bank, acting as Head of credit structuring and trading in Brazil and NPLs for Latin America, and spent 19 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch - among the team Special Situations Latam, focusing on trading and credit structuring, debt restructuring and credit portfolio management, and the Corporate and Investment Banking areas. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of TMA Brasil (Turnaround Management Association).



Luiz Fernando V. de Paiva, Partner Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Member of the Interministerial Commission that gave final wording to the New Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery Law; speaker and author of several articles and book chapters published in Brazil and abroad on Bankruptcy Law. Recommended by Chambers & Partners, Who's Who Legal, Expert Guides, and others in the area of ​​Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery.

Marcia Yagui

Márcia Yagui, Partner BY Capital

Senior Executive in Corporate Finance with more than 30 years of experience in conducting processes of operational and financial restructuring, judicial recovery and renegotiation of company debts, company valuation, structured transactions (FIDCs, CRIs, CRAs, IPOs), valuation and negotiation non-performing loan portfolios and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Senior executive at KPMG, PwC and Deloitte in the practice of Corporate Restructuring, responsible for conducting emblematic restructuring and financial renegotiation operations in the Media & Telecom, Agribusiness, Retail, Auto Parts, Energy and Logistics sectors.

Leader in the practice of evaluating and structuring the sale of non-performing credit portfolios (NPLs) to Latin America at PwC, having evaluated and negotiated over USD 5 billion of non-performing loans with investment, commercial and development banks.

Founding member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA do Brasil). President of the Courses and Events Committee between 2011 and 2013 and President of the Association in 2012 and 2013.. Member of the Board of Directors of TMA since 2015.

Paulo Campana

Paulo Campana, Partner Veirano Advogados

Partner in the office's Insolvency and Restructuring area, with emphasis on corporate restructuring, in operations and contracts involving a high degree of indebtedness, and in representing clients in judicial reorganization, extrajudicial reorganization and bankruptcy processes.

Paulo has extensive experience in insolvency-related matters, having advised clients - debtors, creditors and investors - on debt restructuring, investments and the acquisition of stressed assets and companies in financial crisis, including operations in some of the biggest cases in Brazil. He also participated in research groups at USP, having developed extensive and recognized academic work focused on transnational insolvency. Founding member of the Brazilian chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA Brasil), Paulo is also a member of the Intenational Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy (INSOL) and participated in leadership training programs at the International Insolvency Institute (III) and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ). With a strong institutional role, Paulo is the author of articles and a speaker in Brazil and abroad, in addition to having participated in working meetings at UNCITRAL and discussions for the reform of Brazilian law.


Rafael Fritsch, Sócio Canvas Capital

19 years of experience in credit distressed and HY, worked at JPMorgan, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank / Arrowgrass, CIO JGP Credito (2011-2015). Rafael has a degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and an MBA with merit from the London Business School.

Specialties: Distressed Assets
Special Situations


Renata Machado Veloso, Partner Padis Mattar Advogados

Academic Background: Faculty of Law, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, formed in 2000; Master of Laws from Northwestern Universtity Law School, Chicago, 2006.

Member: Brazilian Bar Association and New York Bar Association.

Renato Carvalho Franco

Renato Franco, Partner Integra Associados

With 35 years of experience in management, finance, corporate restructuring and M&A. He is a founding partner of Íntegra Associados, having participated in several restructuring projects, mergers and acquisitions and special situations, such as Eneva (former MPX, Group X thermoelectric generator), Parmalat, Itaú Group (industrial area), Gradiente, Daslu, Infinity Bio -Energy, among others.

Renato was a member of the Board of Directors of Parmalat in Brazil, during a restructuring project for Íntegra. He was also vice president of the boards of Telemig and Tele Norte and member of the boards of Telet and Americel. He was President of TIW do Brasil Ltda., Where he advised the presidency of the Canadian holding company in the negotiation of its shareholdings in Telemig, Tele Norte, Americel, Telet and W-Aura, representing an investment of approximately USD 500 million.

Member and former director of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), member of IBGC - Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance and chairman of the Board of Directors of the TMA - Turnaround Management Association.


Ricardo Cardoso, Partner and CEO Enforce

Partner and CEO of Enforce, a stressed asset manager with over R $ 35 billion in non-performing loans and properties under management. Performance in the stressed assets market for over 10 years. Entrepreneur and angel investor in startup´s. PhD from FEA -USP


Sheila Neder Cerezetti, Law teacher at USP

Professor of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo, Bachelor and Doctor at the same institution. With a postdoctoral degree at the European University Institute (Florence), she was a researcher at Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, with postdoctoral stays at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg).
She is Executive Director of the Brazilian Institute for Business Recovery Studies (IBR) and President of the OAB / SP Business Law Commission.
Sheila is a partner at Neder Cerezetti Advocacia and is usually appointed as an expert and expert witness in disputes involving issues of corporate law in crisis, corporate and contractual.
Acts as arbitrator in national and international business disputes, composing different lists of arbitrators, among them that of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC) and that of the Market Arbitration Chamber (CAM B3)

Silvania Tognetti

Silvania Tognetti, Partner Tognetti Advocacia

Main partner of Tognetti Advocacia with long experience in assisting companies in Corporate and Tax Law. It is a reference in Tax Law (especially in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where it operates regularly) national and international (being mentioned by Chambers & Partners Latin America & Global and by LACCA Approved).

Silvania is recognized for its versatility, legal knowledge and creativity. These characteristics were built in her diverse career, including experiences as a State Attorney of Rio de Janeiro (including representing the Attorney's Office at the Rio de Janeiro State Taxpayers Council), in an international tax consultancy company (PriceWaterHouse Coopers), in a bank investment (with a focus on creating financial products), a firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions (over more than ten years, working in corporate, contracts and tax), tax and corporate law boards (large and medium-sized) and the diversity of clients served (large national and multinational companies) and projects carried out.

He worked in international acquisitions, in M&A projects that led to the creation of giants in important sectors (beverages, petrochemicals, steel), acquisitions in special sectors (internet, supermarkets, retail, steel), in addition to the numerous restructuring of business groups. It sponsored lawsuits and administrative actions in excess of US $ 100 million, audited and sponsored several portfolios of tax litigation resulting from acquisitions and reorganizations.

She holds a PhD in Economic and Financial Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Master's in Tax Law from the Cândido Mendes University (UCAM), in Rio de Janeiro. He is also Trust Estate Planner - TEP by STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - global organization of English origin that qualifies and certifies professionals specialized in trusts, inheritances and succession planning).