Jean Marcel Arakawa is a partner of Mattos Filho, focused on the legal assistance to Brazilian and international corporations, financial institutions, and institutional investors in a wide array of capital markets, financial and corporate transactions.
For the past 25 years, Jean has advised companies in various industries and their stakeholders on the legal aspects of accessing capital markets in Brazil, in obtaining registrations with the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) and listing of securities with B3 and other organised markets, structuring and carrying out public offerings and private placements of shares, debt, and hybrid securities, and listing securities in organised markets. Jean routinely assists issuers and shareholders in connection with market exits through tender offers or corporate reorganisations involving listed, publicly held companies. Jean acted in three out of the five largest public equity offerings in Brazil in the past 20 years.
Jean applies his extensive experience to advise listed issuers, underwriters, and institutional investors to comply legal, regulatory, and self-regulatory duties as participants in securities organised markets. He also advises such market participants in structuring and conducting investment rounds, divestments, reorganisations, and other corporate transactions involving listed companies or companies seeking to go public. Jean also advises issuers and financial sponsors in private equity and venture capital investments and divestments, in particular issuers with a view to list shares in organised markets to conduct public exits. He also represents capital markets players in administrative proceedings before the CVM.
Jean has an LLB from the Universidade de São Paulo School of Law, and an LLM from New York University School of Law. Jean worked as an international associate with the Latin American practice group of Cleary Gottlieb in New York from 2005 to 2006 and is currently a member of the Regulatory Committee of the Brazilian Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity (ABVCAP).