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Alexei Bonamin

Alexei Bonamin

Practice Groups

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Fintechs & Payments, Technology & Innovation, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Sustainable and Impact Investing


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5179


Professional experience

With experience in Capital Markets and Banking & Finance since 1996, Alexei has expertise in public offerings, international issues, structured finance, project finance, securitization, syndicated loans, agribusiness finance, derivatives, impact investing, green finance, social finance, sustainable finance, crowdfunding, endowments, asset management, investment funds, private equity, venture capital, corporate venture, financial innovation, fintechs, payment institutions, payment schemes, instant payments, open banking, blockchain, regulation of financial institutions, securities regulation, financial compliance, financial investigation, financial enforcement and financial leniency agreements.


Recognized in relevant legal guides such as Chambers Brazil, Chambers GlobalThe Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides, IFLR1000 and Análise Advocacia 500. TozziniFreire’s lead partner in the winning deal of Latin Finance´s Deals of the Year 2017 (Corporate High-Yield Bond category) and of 2015 (Structured Finance category); and also in the winning deal of The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2016 (Aviation Finance category). Lawyer responsible for advising the BNY Mellon on the project finance of Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários S.A. (Embraport), which was elected: (i) Americas Awards 2012, Project Finance Deal of the Year, by IFLR; (ii) Project Finance Deal of the Year 2012, by Latin Lawyer; (iii) Americas Transport Deal of the Year 2012 by Project Finance International; and (iv) Latin America Transport Deal of the Year 2012, by Euromoney Project Finance.


  • English


  • LL.M. in Banking and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, England, 2002.
  • Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 1999.

Additional activities:

  • CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional) by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics).
  • Vice-chairman of IBA (International Bar Association). 
  • Member of the Working Groups on Green Bounds, Green Finances, and Financial Instruments and Social Impact Investment of LAB (Financial Innovation Laboratory).
  • Professor of Investment Funds in the master’s program at GVlaw (Fundação Getulio Vargas).
  • Professor of Capital Markets at ANBIMA (Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association).
  • Professor of Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Funds at ABVCAP (Brazilian Association of Private Equity & Venture Capital).
  • Member of the Legal and Compliance Committees of ABBI (Brazilian Association of International Banks).


  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In The Financial Technology Law Review. London: Law Business Research, 2020.
  • "Venture Capital Investment in Brazil: Market and Regulatory Overview" chapter (co-author). In Practical Law. London: Thomson Reuters, 2020.
  • "Private Equity in Brazil: Market and Regulatory Overview" chapter (co-author). In Practical Law. London: Thomson Reuters, 2020.
  • "Brazil - Trends and Developments" chapter (co-author). In Fintech 2019. London: Chambers and Partners, 2019.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Financial Technology Law Review. London: Law Business Research, 2018.
  • "Is a Delaware LLC the Answer to Address Risks of Personal Liability in Private Equity Investments in Brazil?" article (co-author). In The Journal of Private Equity, Summer 2017. New York: Institutional Investor Journals, 2017.
  • "Banking Regulation in Brazil: Overview" article (co-author). In Practical Law International Banking Regulation Guide. London: Thomson Reuters, 2017.
  • "Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investment Funds" chapter (co-author). In Brazilian Commercial Law: A Practical Guide 2nd edition. London: Kluwer Law International, 2015.
  • "Agricultural Law in Brazil: Overview" chapter (co-author). In Global Agricultural Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomsom Reuters, 2015.
  • Estrutura Legal dos Fundos de Private Equity e Venture Capital no Brasil (co-author). São Paulo: ABVCAP (Associação Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital), 2014.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation. London: Global Competition Review, 2014.

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