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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, climate change and carbon market, regarding matters such as real estate purchase and sale, real estate development, construction, lease and build to suit, usufruct and mortgages, surface rights, rural partnership, supply and emission reduction purchase, among others. 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 practice areas. His track record includes providing legal advice to Brazilian and foreign clients in 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 has 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, 2009.
  • LLM in Economical, Taxation and Financial Law from USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 2005.
  • Graduate of the Law School of USP, 2000.

Additional activities:

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


  • "Crescimento e Sofisticação dos Negócios Imobiliários" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 169-195.
  • Practical Law - Digital Business in Brazil: Overview (co-author). London: Thomson Reuters, 2015.
  • "Aplicabilidade da Lei 8.884/94 ao Setor Bancário" chapter. In Defesa da Concorrência e Regulação: O Caso do Setor Bancário. OLIVEIRA, Gesner. São Paulo: EAESP/FGV/NPP, Report No. 49, 2001.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Corporate Real Estate Handbook 2011/2012. London: Practical Law Company - PLC.

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