“Daniel Gunzburger is ‘innovative’, and has ‘extensive experience from a myriad of transactions”. 
The Legal 500, ed. 2016


Daniel Gunzburger is a partner in the infrastructure practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in the São Paulo office. Daniel focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions as well as formation of joint ventures and strategic alliances, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, chemical and agribusiness industries. 

Daniel’s infrastructure practice includes significant work on the new Brazilian Ports legal framework as well as related to power and renewable energy. Daniel’s practice is also focused on greenfield construction projects, providing front-end on the negotiation of construction contracts as well as well as handling project documentation and financing structure. 

A graduate of Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Daniel holds an LLM degree from Columbia Law School in New York and an MBA from Insper – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa. In addition to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Daniel is admitted to practice law in New York. Daniel is currently also lecturing agribusiness law at ESALQ – USP extension course.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Advised Dow Agrosciences in the acquisition of assets from a cooperative focused on development of cultivar and germplasm (transgenic);
  • Advised Dow in the divestiture of its subsidiary Dopec Indústria e Comércio Ltda. in Brazil.
  • Advised Bunge regarding acquisition of infrastructure assets, including but not limited to investment on port concession agreement;
  • Provided advice to General Electric on investment on renewable energy company;
  • Responsible counsel for ThyssenKrupp CSA project, a US$6 billion greenfield investment from ThyssenKrupp and Vale.
  • Advised Dow in the formation of a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Dow in the cross-border transaction of sale of latex and polystyrene facilities to Styron Holding B.V. and Sty Acquisition Corp.
  • Advised Dow in the acquisition of shares in Crystalsev Participações Ltda..
  • Advised Nestlé in the acquisition of mineral water assets in Brazil and structuring alternatives to mitigate succession risks. 
  • Assisted Pecém Energia in a cross-border EPC agreement;
  • Advised Cargill relation to the divestiture of Mosaic´s fertilizer business in Brazil.
  • Advised Cargill on the sale of Cargill’s food animal business (Cargill Nutrição Animal Ltda.) for the French group Evialis.
  • Advised Dow in the divestiture of assets to Unigel S.A.
  • Advised Howden in the construction contract for its plant in São Paulo.
  • Advised Dow in the Divestiture of assets to Formitex da Bahia Ind. e Com. Ltda.
  • Acted in a structured project finance transaction involving the construction agreement for Wellstream plant in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Advised Petrobras regarding the acquisition of Gas Brasiliano S.A.
  • Advised Suzano Bahia Sul Papel e Celulose on the expansion of its plant in the city of Mucuri, Bahia. 
  • Negotiated EPC contract and guarantees for Polietilenos S.A. 
  • Negotiated construction and operation for the implementation of the tourism complex Sauípe in the State of Bahia.
  • Advised in Rio Polímeros S.A. on the construction of the polystyrene facility and arbitration procedure against EPC contractor.
  • Rendered several consulting services on corporate and regulatory law to Brazilian pension funds (PREVI, PETROS and SISTEL). 


Columbia Law School, LLM

Insper - Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa, MBA

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UERJ, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)


  • Brazil


  • Professor of Corporate Law, Santa Úrsula University, Rio de Janeiro (2006-2007) – Classes related to corporate matters involving limited liability companies (based on the Brazilian Civil Code) and corporations (based on Brazilian corporate law)
  • Professor of Agribusiness Law, ESALQ, USP – classes related to contractual issues involving Brazilian agribusiness, including but not limited to financing alternatives, joint development agreements for cultivars and germplasms and merger & acquisitions.