MATHEUS S. RAMALHO

Attorney At Law

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MATHEUS S. RAMALHO

Attorney At Law

Matheus S. Ramalho joined Licks Attorneys' Rio de Janeiro Office as an Attorney at Law in 2021. Matt started his career counseling financial institutions and foreign companies in the energy and oil & gas sectors that wanted to invest in Brazil. He has deep knowledge in legislative affairs, corporate & bankruptcy law and enforcement. Matt is also an experienced litigator and his practice centers on solving complex disputes, with an emphasis on regulatory, intellectual property, commercial & international arbitration, securities and M&A - related litigation (i.e. corporate raids, minority squeeze-outs, derivative lawsuits and corporate liquidation & reorganizations).

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
+ Practice Areas
  • Contracts
  • Government Contracts & Public Procurements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulatory Law
  • Technology, Media &Telecommunications
  • Counseling and Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Licensing & Technology
  • Patents
  • Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • Trademark
  • Antitrust

  • Contracts
  • Government Contracts & Public Procurements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulatory Law
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Counseling and Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Licensing & Technology
  • Patents
  • Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • Trademark
  • Antitrust
+ Representative Cases
  • Represented a small group of European bondholders in the bankruptcy reorganization of a telecommunication corporate group, with a debt of R$ 65 billion
  • Represented a bank in a lawsuit over R$1.2 billion against the Brazilian Central Bank
  • Represented a Brazilian automobile retailer company in a R$400 million bankruptcy reorganization
  • Design a corporate restructuring strategy to protect over R$300 million in assets from business liabilities
  • Counseled an international bank on how to monitor more than R$200 million in assets of its debtors that filed for bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation
  • Represented a financial institution in an over R$120 million shareholder dispute arbitration, including on the enforcement of the arbitral award
  • Represented a client in an over R$100 million inventory proceeding
  • Represented a sports club in a shareholder litigation with an investment bank in an over R$40 million dispute
  • Represented a company in an over R$30 million arbitration regarding the ownership of transmission rights
  • Counseled a large pension fund in a substantial disinvestment in a greenfield project
  • Consulted an international consultancy firm in strategic distressed acquisitions and investments, in Brazilian companies that filed for bankruptcy
  • Represented bankers and board members in investigations regarding the breach of fiduciary duties and/or violations of the Brazilian Securities' Act, conducted before the Brazilian Capital Market Authority
  • Represented shareholders and directors in derivative lawsuits, as plaintiffs or as respondents.
+ Professional Highlights
  • President of the Especial Commission of Legislative Affairs of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section;
  • Vice-president of the Especial Commission of Bankruptcy of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section in 2018 and current co-head of the Legislative Affairs Work Group;
  • President (2017-2018) and Treasurer (2016-2017) of the Brazilian Association of the Students of Arbitration (“Abearb”);
  • Member of the Especial Commission of Arbitration of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section;
  • Member of the Brazilian Bar Association’s special committee responsible for designing the Bar Admission Exam (2014-2016);
  • Visiting Scholar of the State University of Rio de Janeiro in LLM program of procedural law, lecturing bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization proceedings;
  • Visiting Scholar of the School of Judges of the State Court of Rio de Janeiro (2015 – 2018).
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section (OAB-RJ);
  • Institute of the Brazilian Attorneys (IAB);
  • Institute of Cultural Studies (IEC).
+ Education
  • PhD candidate in Law (focus of study: corporate law, bankruptcy reorganization and public utilities), University of São Paulo (USP) – Largo do São Francisco;
  • PhD candidate in Law (focus of study: procedural law, collective collection proceedings and corporate insolvency), State University of Rio de Janeiro;
  • Masters in Law (focus of study: corporate law, corporate governance and bankruptcy reorganizations), State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 2017;
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 2014.

+ Publications
  • Co-autor of Lexology's Guide regarding restructuring & insolvency law in Brazil;
  • Co-autor of article “Reflexões sobre a contribuição da arbitragem internacional para a solução de conflitos de interesses - nas companhias” published in Revista de Direito de Direito Bancário e Mercado de Capitais, #75;
  • Co-autor of article “Aspectos a serem considerados na aquisição de ativos de empresa em recuperação extrajudicial” published in Novos temas de direito e Corporate Finance da Quartier Latin;
  • Co-autor of article “Arbitragem na indústria do petróleo brasileira” published in Direito Marítimo e Portuário - Estudos Contemporâneos em homenagem ao professor Sérgio Mattes, coordenado pela Prof. Eliane Octaviano;
  • Co-autor of article “A Mediação como ferramenta de pacificação de conflitos” published in Revista dos Tribunais, #975;
  • Co-autor of article “A compatibilidade da arbitragem com a falência e a recuperação judicial” published in Temas Controvertidos na Arbitragem à Luz do Código de Processo Civil de 2015; Matheus S. Ramalho | Brazil | Licks Attorneys 3/3
  • Co-autor of article “Regulação do transporte marítimo de petróleo, gás e derivados, análise da Portaria ANP #1702002 e as atribuições da ANTAQ e ANP” published in PD-PETRO's Congress;
  • Co-autor of article “Análise Jurídico-Econômica da Indústria do Petróleo expectativas e desafios do novo marco regulatório para as áreas do Pré-Sal” published in Revista do CONPEDI;
  • Co-autor of article “Um diálogo entre o conceito de jurisdição e a arbitragem na perspectiva do ordenamento jurídico brasileiro” published in Revista do CONPEDI;
  • Co-autor of article “A Sociedade Anônima Simplificada (RE-SAS) e o fenômeno de simplificação das estruturas corporativas” published in Revista do CONPEDI;
  • Co-autor of article “A sociedade em conta de participação e suas particularidades” published in Revista do CONPEDI.