Banking & Finance

TozziniFreire’s excellence in the field of Banking & Finance is built on a long tradition of giving stellar advice to the world’s premier financial institutions. This experience enables us to act safely and innovatively in all stages of structuring complex financial operations, assisting creditors, government-subsidized companies, trustees, guarantors, and structuring agents.

Our team has proven experience with a range of issues, including: compliance with the rules enforced by the National Monetary Council (CMN) and the Brazilian Central Bank (BC); structuring of financial institutions in Brazil and abroad; representation of foreign financial institutions; prudential banking regulation; financial compliance and investigation; restructurings and corporate bankruptcy; lending transactions with intergovernmental organizations and the Brazilian Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES); project finance; syndicating loans; acquisition finance; corporate finance; trade finance; commodities finance; aircraft finance; vendor finance; leasing; pre-payment of exports; Advances on Export Shipment Documents (ACE); Advances on Export Exchange Contracts (ACC); forfaiting; international factoring; collateral structuring; debt restructuring; derivatives; currency exchange rules; centralized deposits; clearing houses; Brazilian Payment System (SBP); fintechs; payment arrangements and institutions; sanctions proceedings before the Central Bank and the Financial Activity Control Council (COAF); term sheets and leniency agreements before the Central Bank; and appeals before the National Financial System Appeals Council (CRSFN).


TozziniFreire’s Banking & Finance area is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America in several editions of the publications. It is consistently recommended among the best law firms by international guides The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. We are among the 250 best Latin American firms in these fields according to Latin Lawyer 250, having our partners recognized as the most notable individuals by international publications Who's Who Legal, LACCA, and Expert Guides. We have won the IFLR Americas Awards 2018 in the category Deal of the Year: Loan.

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