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Luiz Fernando V de Paiva is a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, and is co-head of the firm’s corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy department. He focuses his practice on corporate reorganisation; bankruptcy; extrajudicial liquidation; debt recovery and renegotiation; counselling to creditors, financiers, lessors, debtors, investment funds and investors in distressed companies; security package structuring; and civil and commercial litigation in general. Mr Paiva holds LLM degrees from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and from Northwestern University. He acted as chair of the board of the Brazil chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.
Mr Paiva is a member the working group in charge of drafting a bill on emergency measures to prevent insolvency (Bill 1,397 of 2020) and of the National Council of Justice’s working group dedicated to the modernisation and effectiveness of insolvency proceedings, and was a member of the Ministerial Committee that assisted the drafting of the Brazilian Bankruptcy Law. Mr Paiva was awarded as the ‘Best Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer’ in Brazil in the Client Choice Awards 2018 held by Lexology. Mr Paiva is recommended in GRR 100 2019, The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 (Leading Lawyer), Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Restructuring & Insolvency 2020, Latin Lawyer 250 2020, Best Lawyers 2021 (Lawyer of the Year 2019), Euromoney – Benchmark Litigation 2020 (Litigation Star), among others.
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