Established in 1948, Demarest has become one of the most reputable law firms in Brazil. The firm ensures a service of the highest quality and efficiency to its clients by continually improving and investing in the education and professional development of its staff (over 250 lawyers and a total workforce of almost 700 staff members). Our multidisciplinary performance model – enabling a perfect integration and synergy among its professionals – also contributes to Demarest’s performance. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and cross border transactions through an organisational structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil as well as in New York.
International alliances: Demarest was retained as the sole Brazilian member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms. We are also a member of The Interlex Group, an association formed by more than 40 law firms in 59 countries that cooperate to provide – with quality and speed – a full range of legal services to clients.
Foreign desks: The firm’s foreign desks have particular knowledge and expertise in specific regions such as China, France, Germany, Korea, Iberian and Latin America.
Clients: Clients rely on Demarest for advice on a wide range of sophisticated credit transactions and implementation of financial products and services, and for guidance through the vast array of regulatory developments. Demarest’s skilled and experienced team offers creative, innovative and up-to-the-minute solutions for restructuring and financial transactions. Demarest advises a vast range of financial and non-financial corporations, such as, but not limited to: Banco Santander, Itaú Unibanco, Banco Safra, Banco do Brasil, HSBC, General Electric, Credit Suisse, Banco Cetelem, BGN, CSN, Banco BTG, Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento, Deloitte Consultoria, Busscar, Ambev, JPMorgan, BNY Mellon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Peugeot Citroen, GM, BMW Financial Services, Banco Honda, Hyundai Capital, China Development Bank, among others.
Experience: Demarest is recognised internationally for its unparalleled services in the financial sector, with in-depth technical knowledge and prompt assistance to clients regarding debt restructuring matters, banking products and services, securitisation transactions and trade finance. Demarest’s history and experience in advising clients on a wide range of financial institutions, its close interaction with regulators and understanding of the development of financial regulations enable Demarest to provide tailor-made and business-oriented advice for its clients
Demarest advises financial institutions on the implementation of Brazilian currency-denominated financial transactions, including on-lending transactions with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), syndicated loans with multiple parties, foreign working capital finance, foreign funding transactions backed by Brazilian exports (export securitisation) or by commercial instruments, payment methods, m-payments, credit and debit cards. Also, Demarest provides regulatory advice including on foreign exchange (International Capital and Exchange Markets Regulation), administrative defence before the Central Bank and the National Financial System Appeal Council, incorporation of financial and similar institutions and banking M&A transactions.
Demarest Advogados (São Paulo)
Av. Pedroso de Morais 1201
São Paulo SP 05419-001
Tel: +55 11 3356 1800