Hélio Nicoletti

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Focused on the M&A area,
Hélio Nicoletti has been responsible for the coordination of over one hundred transactions in different industries such as: food and beverage, consumer goods, construction, agribusiness, sugar and ethanol and others.

Phone: + 55 11 2163-8989
Fax: + 55 11 2163-8990

Hélio Nicoletti was also a member of Pinheiro Neto Advogados for 39 years. As a Senior Partner, Hélio was the head of one of the corporate practice groups, and also a member of the firm’s Steering Committee. Focusing on M&A, Hélio coordinated hundreds of corporate negotiations and transactions, also in different industries such as food & beverage, consumer goods, cement, agribusiness and the sugar/alcohol sector, fuels, paper & pulp, power, editorial, financial services, and others. Secretary General to the Club de Abogados-Iberoamerica for over 30 years, chairman of the Legislation Committee of the American Chamber of São Paulo for many years, Hélio also served on the Legal Committee of other Chambers of Commerce, and as Chairman of the Board of International Chambers of Commerce of the São Paulo Trade Association.


International Business Negotiations
Incorporation and Reorganization of Companies M&A
Joint Ventures
Foreign Investments
Mercosur and Corporate Structuring for Wealth Management


Post-graduate in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP 1967)
Graduated from the School of Lawof the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP 1963)

—Professional Background—

Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Senior Partner (1967 — 2006)
The First National Bank of Boston, Legal Advisor for Brazil (1969)


Doing Business in Brazil, Transnational Juris Publications, Inc. – New York (co-author)
Commercial and Investments Laws: Latin America,
Transnational Juris Publications, Inc. – New York (co-author)
Commercial & Investment Law: Spain and Portugal (coordinator)
Commercial & Investment Law: Latin America (coordinator)
Commercial & Investment Law: Latin America – Brazil Chapter (co-author)
International Joint Ventures – Brazil Chapter, Mathew Bender, Inc. (co-author)
Mining in Latin America, Matthew Bender, Inc. – New York (co-author and editor)
Oil & Gas in Latin America, Matthew Bender, Inc. – New York (co-author and editor)

—Titles and Memberships—

Portuguese Bar Association
Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP)
Former Member of the Advisory Board of the São Paulo Trade Association
Nominated by British legal directory Who’s Who Legal/2005
as one of the leading Brazilian M&A lawyers
Latin Lawyer Award – Deal of The Year 2009 – M&A
Category Winner: Votorantim-Aracruz



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