Luiz Gastao Leaes Filho
Luiz Gastão Leães Filho has worked in association with The Alta Group on many deals in the last decade, providing legal advisory services for clients involved in business transactions in the Brazilian market. He is a partner with Leães Advogados, a Brazilian law firm that enjoys national prominence in the areas of finance, banking, securities, mergers & acquisitions, and general corporate legal work. Luiz has more than 20 years of experience in corporate, finance, and banking law.
His legal working experience includes employment at PriceWaterhouse Brazil (Corporate and Tax Department), Lloyds Bank Brazil (Tax Department) and Banco ABC Brasil S.A. (in charge of finance product development, contracts, corporate matters and Central Bank regulations, and litigation), where he served as Chief Legal Counsel (Diretor Jurídico). Luiz also worked at the Law Firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York, as a foreign associate in the Corporate Finance Department, from 1996 to 1997. In 1999, he joined his current firm, where he has been practicing law in the banking, leasing, corporate, M&A, contracts, and securities areas.
Luiz earned his bachelor’s degree in law in 1990 at the São Paulo Pontifícia Universidade Católica – PUC. In 1996, he obtained a LL.M degree in Banking, Finance and Corporate Law from Fordham University Law School in New York City.
Luiz Gastão Leães Filho
Rua Sampaio Vidal, 1154
São Paulo, SP