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Oduvaldo Lara Junior

Oduvaldo Lara Junior

Practice Groups

Mergers & Acquisitions , Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Agribusiness, Bioenergy


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5149


Professional experience

Oduvaldo works in the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and specializes in assisting investors and companies from various sectors, both foreign and domestic, notably matters involving corporate law, capital markets, and publicly-traded companies.  He coordinates projects of great complexity from planning to implementation, and has extensive expertise in domestic and cross border transactions involving the sale and purchase of companies, capital markets, private equity, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate reorganization and restructuring, in addition to other corporate, civil and commercial legal matters.  He is also part of the firm’s Agribusiness Practice Group. Before joining TozziniFreire Advogados, Oduvaldo was part of the legal department of major national and multinational companies, in which he also worked on matters related to corporate law, litigation, corporate governance, and compliance. He also worked as a foreign associate at the Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office from 2013-4, where he assisted clients in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group with a focus on transactions relating to Latin America. 


Recognized in Latin Lawyer 250, relevant international legal guide.


  • English


  • Specialized degree in Corporate Management from the Business School Sao Paulo, 2009.
  • MBA specializing in Corporate Finance and International Economy from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), 2008.
  • Graduate of the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Law School, 2002.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo section (OAB-SP).
  • Member of the São Paulo Lawyer Association (AASP).
  • Member of the Brazilian Association of Public-Traded Companies (ABRASCA).


  • Author of the chapter "Principais Alterações na Lei das Sociedades Anônimas", of the book 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 263-290.

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