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Kenneth Antunes Ferreira

Kenneth Antunes Ferreira

Practice Groups

Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Infrastructure, Restructuring and Insolvency, Fintechs & Payments, Privatizations


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5559


Professional experience

Partner in the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practice groups at TozziniFreire, Kenneth has over twenty years of experience in capital markets and banking, having worked for major financial institutions and corporations. He deals with structuring and negotiating documents related to financial transactions and capital markets, notably structured finance transactions. He has also vast experience in financial institutions, with regulation and supervision from the Brazilian Central Bank and the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission. Kenneth worked as foreign associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell Office in New York between 2008 and 2009.


Recommended by the international legal guides Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Recommended by GRR (Global Restructuring Review) in its research Names to Know in Brazil 2020.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Master’s degree in Commercial Law from PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 2008.
  • Executive MBA in Corporate Finance at IBMEC-SP (Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais de São Paulo), 2004.
  • Studied Advanced Business Law and International Business Law at Mt San Antonio College, USA, 1997.
  • Graduate of the Law School of UNIP (Universidade Paulista), 2000.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the legal committee of ABBI (Brazilian Association of International Banks).


  • "Lei de Falências e os Desafios para Novas Captações de Recursos" [Bankruptcy Law and the Challenges to New Fundraising], published on the website Portal Jota, June 2016.
  • "Os Contratos Derivativos e a Crise Econômica Mundial" [Derivative Contracts and the Worldwide Economic Crisis], published on the website Migalhas, December 2008.
  • "Contrato Derivativo Não Padronizado: Impropriedade de sua Classificação como Valor Mobiliário" [Non-standardized Derivatives Contract: The Impropriety of its Classification as Securities]. Dissertation presented for the Masters in Commercial Law at PUC-SP, 2008.
  • "New Rules for Brazilian Investment Funds and Fund Managers", Latin American Law & Business Report, 2004.

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