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Paulo Augusto Furtado Mendonça

Paulo Augusto Furtado Mendonça

Practice Groups

Real Estate, Hotels & Resorts, Timberland Investment, Climate Change , Infrastructure, Engineering & Construction


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5341


Professional experience

Paulo has broad experience structuring and negotiating national and international agreements in the fields of real estate, timberland investments and climate change and carbon market, including real estate purchase and sale agreements, real estate development agreements, construction agreements, lease and build to suit agreements, usufruct and mortgages, surface rights agreements, rural partnership agreements, supply agreements and emission reduction purchase agreements. His thorough understanding of the technical aspects of his clients work helps him to identify legal risk in due diligence investigations and find creative solutions to structure sound and safe transactions. Paulo also provides legal advice on arbitration and Court disputes related to timberland investments and real estate transactions and general legal guidance in relation to the various legal aspects of his practices areas. His track record includes providing legal advice to Brazilian and foreign clients in relation to large projects involving both urban and rural real estate, industrial plants, distribution centers, purchase and sale of large commercial office buildings and timberland acquisitions. Paulo also worked in the creation of real estate investment funds and securitization.


Paulo is recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers Latin America and Latin Lawyer 250, relevant international legal guides.


  • English
  • French


  • Specialized degree in Business Management from Business School São Paulo, in 2009.
  • LL.M. in Economical, Taxation and Financial Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in 2005.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in 2000.

Additional activities:

  • Professor of the Law School of Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP).
  • Professor of the Law School of Centro de Extensão Universitária (CEU) - Instituto Internacional de Ciências Sociais.
  • Professor of the Law School of Praetorium - Instituto de Ensino, Pesquisa e Atividade de Extensão em Direito.


  • Co-author of the chapter "Crescimento e Sofisticação dos Negócios Imobiliários", of the book 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 169-195.
  • Co-author of Practical Law - Digital Business in Brazil: Overview. London: Thomson Reuters, 2015.
  • Chapter "Aplicabilidade da Lei 8.884/94 ao Setor Bancário" [Applicability of Law 8.884/94 to the Banking Industry] of the article Defesa da Concorrência e Regulação: O Caso do Setor Bancário [Antitrust and Regulation: The Banking Industry Case], by Gesner de Oliveira. EAESP/FGV/NPP, Núcleo de Pesquisas e Publicações, Relatório nº 49/2001.
  • Co-Author of "Brazil" chapter of the legal guide Corporate Real Estate Handbook 2011/2012. London: Practical Law Company - PLC.

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