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Alberto de Orleans e Bragança


Alberto de Orleans e Bragança is a partner of the firm. Mr. Bragança joined Veirano in 2013, after having been a founding partner of Xavier Bernardes Bragança Advogados. He has extensive expertise advising clients on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure issues with exceptional industry knowledge in banking, finance, pharmaceutical, telecom, energy and other related areas following his extensive experience in M&A transactions involving companies in those areas.

Mr. Bragança began his legal career working in a large Brazilian trading company where he developed an expertise in all matters of commercial laws and international trade. Thereafter, he joined the law firm of Castro Barros Sobral Xavier Advogados and was a resident at Norton Rose in London. In 1995 he formed, together with other partners the firm Xavier Bernardes Bragança Advogados and in 2013 he merged his practice with the Veirano firm.

During his years of practice, Mr. Bragança was in the forefront of some of the most important transactions in the Brazilian market which included the privatization of the steel and chemical sector, the privatization of Vale, the privatization of the telecom sector in Brazil and the acquisition of several telecom companies in representation of SBC and Teléfonos de México. More recently, Mr. Bragança was the lead counsel for several acquisitions conducted by Banco Bradesco in Brazil (which included the acquisition of Banco Mercantil de São Paulo, BBVA, Banco Zogbi, BMC and the whole business of American Express in Brazil). In addition, Mr. Bragança has acted as the lead counsel for all the acquisition carried out in the Brazilian market by America Móvil. Currently he serves in the board of Embratel and Claro, two of the main companies controlled by América Móvil in the country.

In his representation of Banco Bradesco and Bradespar, Mr. Bragança was one of the lead counsel in the restructuring of the control of Vale, including in the transaction involving the sale of an interest in Valepar, the controlling entity of Vale, to Mitsui, thereby allowing Mitsui to join the controlling group of Vale. He has also represented Vale in M&A and infra-structure projects.