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Renato Berger

Renato Berger

Practice Groups

Various areas of business law encompassing the practice groups of TozziniFreire Advogados.


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5373


Professional experience

Renato is recognized by clients and peers for his wide-ranging legal skills.His work encompasses several areas, with a special emphasis on arbitration (both as arbitrator and attorney), corporate law, contracts and the structuring of transactions involving corporate aspects, finance and security interests. Renato is the head of the Legal Support and Quality Group of TozziniFreire, where his work includes drafting and reviewing legal opinions, preparing official forms of agreements and other legal documents used by TozziniFreire, researching new, strategic or controversial issues under Brazilian law affecting the firm’s clients, as well as coordinating the legal training of associates. Between 1997 and 2000, he worked in the Capital Markets and Finance Group of TozziniFreire, having accumulated experiences in the issuance of securities, investment funds, derivatives and financing agreements.


  • English (certified public translator)


  • LL.M. in Common Law from the Georgetown University Law Center, USA, 1997.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo, 1995.

Additional activities:

  • Chairman of the Corporate Law Committee of the Association of Brazilian Law Firms (CESA).


  • Reviwer of the book 40 anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil ("40 years of Business Law in Brazil") (São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016).
  • Author of the updated version of Das Sociedades por Quotas de Responsabilidade Limitada ("Limited Liability Companies"), written by Egberto Lacerda Teixeira (São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2006).
  • 40 Anos da Lei das S.A. – Experiências, Histórias e Homenagens ("40th Anniversary of the Brazilian Corporations Law") (São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016).
  • Em Prol da Jurisprudência Arbitral Societária ("Advocating for the Publication of Arbitral Awards Rendered in Corporate Disputes"), article published in Revista de Direito Empresarial, vol. 8, Ed. RT, 2015.
  • Dispensa da Certidão Negativa de Débitos em Atos da Vida Empresarial ("Debt Clearance Certificates Cannot be a Condition for Business Transactions"); article from the book O Simples e a Igualdade Tributária (Brasília: OAB, 2014).
  • Pequenas Respostas para Grandes Perguntas Sobre Limitadas ("Small Answers for Big Questions about Limited Liability Companies"); article from the book Sociedade Limitada Contemporânea (São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2013).
  • Takeovers in Brazil chapter from the book International Business Transactions with Brazil (New York: Juris Publishing, 2008).
  • Brazil chapter from the book Joint Ventures, written by Ian Hewitt (Londres: Sweet & Maxwell, 2016 (6th edition).
  • The legal system for the banking business in Brazil chapter from the book Die Finanzsysteme in Argentinien, Brasilien und Chile (Frankfurt am Main: Fritz Knapp Verlag, 2001).

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