Finocchio & Ustra’s Corporate area advises national and foreign companies, investment funds, individuals, and investors on mergers, spin-offs, acquisitions, and sales of control and equity interests, as well as on corporate reorganization processes, review of corporate governance processes, including consultancy on foreign investments in Brazil and cross-border transactions, among other corporate transactions.

Our area has established itself as a reference in advising on corporate transactions, including participating in several transactions of national relevance.


Among the main areas of activity, the following stand out:

M&A and Reorganizations

  • Preparation for M&A, fundraising, and search for strategic partners
  • Planning, structuring, negotiation, and implementation of:

– acquisitions and sales of equity interests

– investment contracts, strategic alliances, and joint ventures

– call and put options (put/call)

– corporate reorganizations (merger, consolidation, and spin-off)

  • Conducting legal audits (due diligence)
  • Monitoring of post-M&A obligations

Planning and Disputes

  • Structuring of corporate governance, including the preparation and negotiation of partner agreements
  • Succession planning focused on business continuity
  • Equity planning focused on asset protection and/or tax efficiency
  • Advice on corporate disputes

Corporate Routines

  • Formation of partnership, cooperatives, associations, and foundations
  • Assistance and management of routine corporate matters, including participation in shareholders’ meetings
  • Control of term of office and powers of attorney
  • Submission of mandatory declarations to BACEN (central bank of Brazil) and Revenue Office