« Back

Alexei Bonamin

Alexei Bonamin

Practice Groups

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Defense & Aerospace, Fintech, Private Equity & Venture Capital


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5179


Professional experience

Working in the capital markets and banking & finance areas since 1996, Alexei has broad expertise in public offerings, international issues, structured finance, project finance, securitization, syndicated loans, green finance, social impact investing, investment funds, private equity, venture capital, financial compliance, financial enforcement, derivatives, fintechs, regulation of financial institutions and securities regulation.


Recognized in relevant international legal guides such as Chambers Latin America, Chambers GlobalThe Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides - Rising Stars (Capital Markets), IFLR - Rising Star (Banking and Private Equity). TozziniFreire’s lead partner in the winning deal of Latin Finance´s Deals of the Year 2017 (Corporate High-Yield Bond category) and of 2015 (Structured Finance category); and also in the winning deal of The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2016 (Aviation Finance category). Lawyer responsible for advising the BNY Mellon on the project finance of Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários S.A. (Embraport), which was elected: (i) Americas Awards 2012, Project Finance Deal of the Year, by IFLR; (ii) Project Finance Deal of the Year 2012, by Latin Lawyer; (iii) Americas Transport Deal of the Year 2012 by Project Finance International; and (iv) Latin America Transport Deal of the Year 2012, by Euromoney Project Finance.


  • English


  • LLM in Banking and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, England, 2002.
  • Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 1999.

Additional activities:

  • CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional) by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics).
  • Website Officer at the Capital Markets Forum of IBA (International Bar Association). 
  • Member of the Working Groups on Green Bounds, Green Finances, and Financial Instruments and Social Impact Investment of LAB (Financial Innovation Laboratory).
  • Professor of Investment Funds in the master’s program at GVlaw (Fundação Getulio Vargas).
  • Professor of Capital Markets at ANBIMA (Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association).


  • "Is a Delaware LLC the Answer to Address Risks of Personal Liability in Private Equity Investments in Brazil?" article (co-author). In The Journal of Private Equity, Summer 2017. New York: Institutional Investor Journals, 2017.
  • "Banking Regulation in Brazil: Overview" article (co-author). In Practical Law International Banking Regulation Guide. London: Thomson Reuters, 2017.
  • "Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investment Funds" chapter (co-author). In Brazilian Commercial Law: A Practical Guide 2nd edition. London: Kluwer Law International, 2015.
  • "Agricultural Law in Brazil: Overview" chapter (co-author). In Global Agricultural Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomsom Reuters, 2015.
  • Estrutura Legal dos Fundos de Private Equity e Venture Capital no Brasil (co-author). São Paulo: ABVCAP (Associação Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital), February, 2014.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation. London: Global Competition Review, 2014.
  • Investment Funds - Banking & Financial Services (co-author). London: European Lawyer Reference Series, 2013.
  • Investing Across Borders (co-author). Washington: World Bank Group, 2010.
  • "New Self-Regulation Code on Public Offers in Brazil" chapter (co-author). In International Company and Commercial Law Review. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2006.
  • Public-Private Partnerships in Brazil (co-author). São Paulo: Editora Observador Legal, 2005.
  • "E-Banking in Brazil" article. In International Internet Law Review, n. 12, 2001.

« Back