Antonio Tavares Paes Jr.

Costa Tavares Paes Advogados


Corporate and M&A, Litigation

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Antonio Tavares Paes, Jr is a partner at Costa Tavares Paes Advogados (CTP) in Brazil, a law firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

He is a former partner of three Brazilian law firms; was general counsel at TeleNova Communications, Inc in Miami (US); and was an international attorney at the law firms of SG Archibald (Paris), White & Case and Fox & Horan (New York City).

He spent almost 10 years in finance as senior vice president/portfolio manager of private equity of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc, and vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank (project finance/Latin American corporate finance), both in New York. Overall, he has lived and worked in the US and Europe for over 16 years.

He holds a law degree from the University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (1985) and an LLM in corporate finance law and transnational litigation from Columbia University School of Law (New York, 1987). He also attended the year-long Chase Manhattan corporate finance/MBA programme. He is a member of the Brazilian Bar and New York State Bar and the Global Cyber Institute.

He practises in the following areas: corporate and M&A and financial services; compliance; cybersecurity; not-for-profit matters; domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration; and the aviation and defence industries.

Other notable activities: guest speaker and lecturer for graduate and masters’ programmes at Brazilian and US universities; speaker at several conferences in Brazil and abroad; and author of books and various articles published in Brazil and abroad.


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