Overview

Anna Gouvea is an associate in the São Paulo office of Tauil & Chequer Advogados’ Banking & Finance practice. Anna also focuses on banking, project finance and capital markets law. She has participated in significant transactions in Brazil, including debt offerings of Brazilian private issuers (local/offshore), Brazilian banking regulation, especially regulatory aspects of foreign bank activities in Brazil and other related corporate matters in Brazil, and project finance transactions.

Previously, Anna was an associate with Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters LLP (2001), where she was also a trainee (2008-2011). Before her experience with Lefosse Advogados, she was a trainee with Pinheiro Neto Advogados (2007-2008).

Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Experience

Project Finance

  • Advised four large Brazilian banks on the approximately US$104 million project financing of a co-generation power plant that will generate steam and electricity through the use of eucalyptus forests in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
  • Represented an international private equity firm and a Brazilian private equity manager in the operation of one of the country’s first debt-financed infrastructure funds investing in a São Paulo-based grain terminal through the issuance of R$35 million debentures.
  • Represented a Brazilian investment fund to invest in the construction and implementation of several wind farms in the State of Ceará.
  • Represented three large Brazilian banks to invest in the construction and implementation of a power cogeneration plant in the State of Bahia.

Banking

  • Represented one of the major British banks in the establishment of a multiple-service bank in Brazil. The assistance is related to several regulatory, corporate and tax aspects, and includes, among others, assistance with the procedures with Central Bank of Brazil for its conversion into a multiple-service bank and for the incorporation of a limited liability company used for hiring personnel in Brazil.
  • Represented a Portuguese bank on the acquisition of the corporate control of a brokerage company in Brazil owned by another Portuguese bank called Banif Corretora de Valores e Câmbio S.A. and then assisting with the procedures with the Central Bank of Brazil for the approval of its transfer of control.
  • Represented a Norway fund manager to establish its representative office in Brazil. The assistance is related to several regulatory, corporate and tax aspects, and includes, among others, assistance with the procedures with the Central Bank of Brazil.
  • Represented an European asset manager to establish a subsidiary in Brazil. The assistance related to several regulatory, corporate and tax aspects, and includes, among others, assistance with the procedures with Brazilian Securities Commission.

Capital Markets

  • Represented a Brazilian commercial bank in connection with the update of its US$500 million Euro Medium-Term Note Programme and the possible issuance of Notes under the EMTN Programme.
  • Represented a Brazilian commercial bank in connection with the issuance of the 7.375 percent Subordinated Notes due 2020.
  • Represented a Brazilian commercial bank acting through its Grand Cayman branch in the issue of the US$1,500 billion 8.50 percent Perpetual Non-cumulative Junior Subordinated Securities.
  • Represented one of the largest Brazilian banks acting through its Grand Cayman Branch in connection with the issuance of the US$450 million 4.50 percent Notes due 2015, which are the second tranche of the Series 15 notes, issued pursuant to a US$5 billion Global Medium-Term Note Programme.
  • Represented one of the largest Brazilian banks acting through its Grand Cayman Branch in connection with the issuance of the US$500 million 4.50 percent Notes due 2015 (Series No. 15 Notes) and US$500 million 6.00 percent Notes due 2020 (Series 16 Notes) issued pursuant to a US$5 billion Global Medium-Term Note Program.
  • Represented one of the largest Brazilian banks acting through its Grand Cayman Branch in the issue of US$100 million Floating Rate Notes due 2014 issued under the US$5 billion Global Medium-Term Note Program (Series No. 14 Notes).

Perspectives

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, LLM

Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC/SP, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)

Admissions

  • Brazil