Kleber Luiz Zanchim is one of the founders of SABZ Advogados, a law firm known for its track record in complex cases. He is locally and internationally acknowledged as strategic lawyer in several economic sectors such as infrastructure, banks, real estate, agribusiness, retail market, food and beverage and international trade. He is equally noted for his multidisciplinary skills, including non-legal skills such as accounting and finance.
Zanchim has vast experience in contracts, financing transactions, real estate, infrastructure projects, distressed deals and conflicts negotiation. He holds a law degree (LLB) and PhD from the University of São Paulo Law School and has authored books and articles covering many legal issues. In his academic career, Zanchim was awarded for several years as the best teacher of the LLM Programme of Insper, being also acknowledged by Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Fundação Instituto de Administração, the three top-ranked private schools in Brazil.
At the beginning of his career, Zanchim worked with Professor Antonio Junqueira de Azevedo, one of the leading Brazilian jurists of the 20th century, in legal opinions for some of the most important lawsuits and arbitration procedures occurring in the country at that time.
Zanchim is the president of the sanitation committee of São Paulo's Lawyer's Institute (IASP), co-coordinator of the infrastructure committee of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law and arbitrator of the Arbitration Court of the Federation of the Industries of the State of Paraná (FIEP). He is also member of (i) the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Corporate Reorganisation and (ii) the legal committee of the Brazilian Rural Society.
WWL says: Kleber Zanchim impresses peers and clients alike with his "exceptional expertise managing infrastructure projects".