MATHEUS RAMALHO

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MATHEUS RAMALHO

Attorney At Law

Matheus Ramalho joined Licks Attorneys in 2021. Matt's practice was initially centered on litigation, mostly related to securities, M&A, shareholder litigation (i.e. corporate raids, minority squeeze-outs, derivative lawsuits), commercial arbitration or corporate bankruptcy matters. Due to his extensive technical background and multidisciplinary approach to solve complex problems, Matt's practice gradually shifted to consultancy and transactional roles providing legal assistance to financial institutions looking into venture capital & private equity investment opportunities; to investors in distressed assets; in corporate reorganizations; in negotiations and drafting sessions of research & development, licensing, or technology transfer agreements; in creating wealth protection strategies or rendering assistance to start-ups, attending both founders and investors. Additionally, Matt has taken part in think tanks preparing white papers and providing legal support to legislative process.

+ 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 Special Committee of Legislative Affairs of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section
  • Coordinator of the Venture Capital & Start-ups discipline at the Superior Advocacy School of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section
  • Coordinator of the Corporate Bankruptcy discipline at the Superior Advocacy School of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section
  • Member of the Committee of Arbitration of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section
  • Member of the Especial Committee of Bankruptcy of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section in 2018
  • Member of the Especial Committee of Studies in Civil Procedure of Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section
  • President (2017-2018) and Treasurer (2016-2017) of the Brazilian Association of the Students of Arbitration (“Abearb”)
  • President (2017-2018) and Treasurer (2016-2017) of the Brazilian Association of the Students of Arbitration (“Abearb”)
  • Committee- Member of the Brazilian Bar Association'ss 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-author of Lexology's Guide regarding restructuring & insolvency law in Brazil;
  • Co-author 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-author 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-author 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-author of article “A Mediação como ferramenta de pacificação de conflitos” published in Revista dos Tribunais, #975;
  • Co-author 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-author 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-author 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-author of article “Um diálogo entre o conceito de jurisdição e a arbitragem na perspectiva do ordenamento jurídico brasileiro” published in Revista do CONPEDI;
  • Co-author of article “A Sociedade Anônima Simplificada (RE-SAS) e o fenômeno de simplificação das estruturas corporativas” published in Revista do CONPEDI;
  • Co-author of article “A sociedade em conta de participação e suas particularidades” published in Revista do CONPEDI.