Alexandre Couto Silva is the founding partner of Couto Silva Advogados. With a focus on publicly and closely held corporations, he specialises in corporate law, M&As, transfers of control, and the sale or purchase of minority stakes. He advises clients in structuring groups of companies, and advises companies in their relationships with investors and business partners. He assisted clients in important arbitration proceedings involving corporate law and disputes among shareholders. He has a law degree, a doctorate and a master’s degree in corporate law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG); and a business management degree from the Pontific Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG). He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) (Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Brasília sections) and the Instituto dos Advogados do Brasil - IAB. His native language is Portuguese, and he is fluent in English.