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Rodrigo Carvalho

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Rodrigo Carvalho

Winston & Strawn LLP

Rodrigo concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and corporate finance matters in Latin America, with a special focus on Brazil.

Rodrigo is a member of the firm's corporate department and head of Winston's Brazilian Affiliate. Rodrigo has extensive transactional experience in Brazil and internationally across a broad spectrum of industries. He advises clients on cross-border M&A, international debt and equity offerings, and finance matters involving Brazil and other parts of Latin America. Rodrigo also supports Winston's US and international offices on matters relating to Brazil and the region in areas such as antitrust, compliance, disputes, investigations, and sanctions. He previously was Bank of America's Head of Investment Banking (Legal Division) in Brazil. Rodrigo has worked in New York, London and São Paulo during his legal career. He is admitted both
in New York and in Brazil.

Firm Profile

For more than 170 years, Winston & Strawn has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. Our law practice - built on the talent, creativity, and determination of our lawyers and an unwavering commitment to our clients - has grown into a global firm of tremendous breadth. While many things have changed since the firm's inception, our goal has remained steadfast: provide the highest echelon of service by developing strategic partnerships with our clients, creating and implementing tailored business solutions, and identifying opportunities for innovation. Complementing this service model is the priority we place on diversity and inclusion, as well as our role in serving critical needs in our communities. We continue to learn from our storied history, while looking ahead to effect change in our industry.

Winston & Strawn in Brazil
Winston & Strawn's São Paulo office reflects the firm's long-term investment in Brazil and the significant commitment of Winston's Latin America practice group members to the country over many decades. Our fully bilingual São Paulo-based attorneys represent clients on international financing, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and disputes. They also act as a relationship touch point for global clients looking to expand into Brazil, ensuring an integrated and seamless service.

Our São Paulo attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the region's legal, cultural, political, regulatory, and commercial frameworks, which have earned them recognition from Chambers Global, Chambers Brazil, Chambers Latin America, Leaders League, The Legal 500, Latinvex, IFLR 1000, and LatinFinance, among many others.

Mergers & Acquisitions
Winston is a leading advisor to public and private companies and investment advisers on corporate transactions. We have experience representing public and private companies, financial sponsors, boards of directors and special committees, financial advisors, and management teams. This perspective enables us to understand the concerns of parties on all sides of the table, protect our clients' interests, and execute deals.
Our results-oriented team is focused on making transactions fast, smooth, and cost-efficient. We have advised on M&A transactions of all sizes and degrees of complexity, and have represented an exceptionally diverse base of clients, both large and middle market.

Our goal is to deliver value throughout each phase of the transaction from diligence, structuring, and negotiation through execution and closing. We take an integrated approach to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, providing seamless deal teams that draw upon not only our corporate and finance practices, but also on tax, antitrust, employment, intellectual property, environmental, and employee benefits.

Cross-Border Transactions
As a full-service, international law firm, we have established a successful track record of representing clients in cross-border transactions and assisting them in expanding their operations to the United States, Europe, and other key global markets. We have advised clients on a broad scope of cross-border strategic investments, acquisitions, and joint ventures and helped clients navigate complex cross-border transactional issues.

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