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Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra

Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra

Practice Groups

Infrastructure , Capital Markets, Banking &, Finance, Private Equity &, Venture Capital, Japan Desk


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5226


Professional experience

Head of the Infrastructure practice of the firm and partner at the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the coordinators of TozziniFreire’s Japan Practice Group, Antonio Felix has extensive experience in capital market operations, national and international financings, securitizations, project finance, and foreign investment. He previously served as a foreign associate in the New York office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.


Antonio Felix is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner in international legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, IFLR 1000 (Highly Regarded), Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides and Análise Advocacia 500. Antonio is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Banking & Finance.


  • English


  • LL.M. degree from the London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame, England, 1990.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1986.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the Legal & Regulatory Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA).
  • Member of the The Urban Land Institute.
  • Member of the Banking & Finance Committee of the World Law Group (WLG).
  • Member of the Banking Law Committee and Capital Markets Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives of São Paulo (IBEF-SP).
  • Member of the Brazilian Association of Banks (ABBC).


  • Co-author of the chapter "A Busca pela Infraestrutura Adequada ao Crescimento Econômico", of the book 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 197-214.
  • Co-author of "Brazil" chapter from the publication Getting the Deal Through Market Intelligence Project Finance 2015. London: Law Business Research.
  • Author of the publication ICLG - Lending and Secured Finance 2015. London: International Comparative Legal Guides.
  • Co-author of "Brazil" chapter from the publication Getting the Deal Through Banking Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2014 ed.
  • Author of the "Brazil" chapter of the International Employee Equity Plans - Participation Beyond Borders Handbook. London: Kluwer Law International, 2003.
  • Author of the "Indirect Investment" chapter of Doing Business in Brazil. São Paulo: Britcham Brazil Publications, 2005.
  • Several articles in relevant national and international publications, such as: Financier Worldwide, Chambers Magazine, IFLR, World Law Group, Valor Econômico and Revista Capital Aberto.

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