"We are very happy with his work and would highlight the strength of his legal knowledge."
Chambers Latin America


Luis Montes is a partner in the São Paulo office of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. He focuses on project finance transactions and construction law representing multilateral institutions, commercial banks, institutional lenders and project sponsors in infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects. Luis has significant experience in corporate, finance and capital market law and has participated in significant banking transactions and projects structuring in Brazil, including construction and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, equity and debt offerings of Brazilian private issuers (both domestic and offshore) and experience in the Brazilian banking regulation sector, in particular banking products, derivatives and regulatory aspects of foreign bank activities and investments in Brazil.

Luis Montes was previously an associate with Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters LLP, he was also a trainee from 2006 to 2008. Before his experience with Lefosse Advogados, he was a trainee in the corporate and litigation groups with Lilla, Huck, Otranto Camargo e Messina Advogados.

Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish


University of São Paulo (USP), Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)

Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP), LLM, Law


  • Brazil
  • "Talented young lawyer." Chambers Global 2015
  • "Is very dedicated to our project and really shines during negotiations with our counterparties." Chambers Latin America 2016
  • "An efficient approach and technical expertise." "Pleasure to work with." Chambers Latin America 2015