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João Ribeiro da Costa

João Ribeiro da Costa

Practice Groups

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Energy


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5514


Professional experience

TozziniFreire’s partner in the Corporate Law & Foreign Investment and Mergers & Acquisitions practices, João has extensive experience in assisting national and multinational companies in Brazil and Europe. Having worked previously as an executive, he also has great expertise in managing companies and representing shareholders in Fiscal Councils, Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of publicly-held and privately-held companies.


João is recommended by The Legal 500, relevant international legal guide.


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Certification of Fiscal Counselor from IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance), 2019.
  • Specialized degree in Judicial Reorganization of Companies from Insper (Institute of Education and Research), 2015.
  • Specialized degree in Aviation Law from IATA Training and Development Institute, London, United Kingdom, 2015.
  • Cash flow Analysis and Forecasting Program from FECAP (Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado), 2009.
  • Postgraduate degree in Capital Markets from GVLaw (Fundação Getulio Vargas de São Paulo), 2007.
  • Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy and Medicine Law from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2005.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Nova University Lisbon, Portugal, 2002.

Additional activities:

  • Vice-chair of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Brazil.
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.


  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Solar Power: A Practical Handbook. London: Globe Law & Business, 2018.
  • "Publicidade de Medicamentos e Saúde Pública" article. In Sub Judice magazine, n. 38. Coimbra: Editora Almedina, 2007.
  • "O Regime Jurídico da Publicidade dos Medicamentos para Uso Humano" article. In Lex Medicinae magazine, Year 4, n. 7. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora, 2007.

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