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Kenneth Antunes Ferreira

Kenneth Antunes Ferreira

Practice Groups

Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Infrastructure, Project Finance, Fintech


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5559


Professional experience

Kenneth has over fifteen years of experience in capital markets and banking, having worked for major financial institutions and law firms, both in Brazil and abroad. He deals with structuring and negotiating documents related to financial operations and capital markets, notably structured finance transactions. He also has vast experience in financial institutions, with regulation and supervision from the Brazilian Central Bank. Kenneth worked as foreign associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell Office in New York between 2008 and 2009.


Recommended in the international legal guides Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Master in Commercial Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in 2008.
  • Executive MBA in Corporate Finance from the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais de São Paulo (IBMEC-SP) in 2004.
  • Advanced Business Law and International Business Law from Mt San Antonio College, USA, in 1997.
  • Graduated from the Law School of Universidade Paulista in 2000.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the legal committee of the Brazilian Association of International Banks (Associação Brasileira de Bancos Internacionais - ABBI).


  • "Lei de Falências e os Desafios para Novas Captações de Recursos" [Bankruptcy Law and the Challenges to New Fundraising], published on the website Portal Jota, June 2016.
  • "Os Contratos Derivativos e a Crise Econômica Mundial" [Derivative Contracts and the Worldwide Economic Crisis], published on the website Migalhas, December 2008.
  • "Contrato Derivativo Não Padronizado: Impropriedade de sua Classificação como Valor Mobiliário" [Non-standardized Derivatives Contract: The Impropriety of its Classification as Securities]. Dissertation presented for the Masters in Commercial Law at PUC-SP, 2008.
  • "New Rules for Brazilian Investment Funds and Fund Managers", Latin American Law & Business Report, 2004.

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