"He finds objective solutions to our problems and doesn’t complicate matters.”

“A solution-oriented lawyer who finds creative ways to solve our problems, even in innovative operations without obvious solutions.”

– Chambers Global 2023


Carlos Motta is the head of Capital Markets & Securitization practices in Brazil and the Mayer Brown global co-head of Corporate & Securities. In Capital Markets & Securitization, Carlos Motta focuses his practice on securities public offerings, including IPOs and debt issuances (such as debentures, promissory notes, bonds and Real Estate and Agriculture Receivables Certificates). Carlos Motta also advises on capital markets regulation and corporate law.


M&A transactions and other related transactions:

Representing RR Participações S.A., parent company of Renova Energia S.A., in the acquisition, through TerraForm Global Inc., of a unit recently incorporated by SunEdison Inc. for the development of Renova Energia's wind energy projects. The contract is estimated to be worth R$1.6 billion.


  • Ranked as Band 4 for Corporate and M&A and for Capital Markets - Chambers Brazil, 2023
  • Carlos Motta has broad expertise in capital markets. He offers clients experience across a range of different matters, including primary and secondary offerings, issuance of debentures, ESG-linked notes and assistance to underwriters. A client notes: ‘Beyond his technical expertise, he is objective, which helps in the progress of the transactions.’ Another comments: ‘He is very available, which is important for us because our questions can be resolved by him.’” - Chambers Brazil, 2023


  • Stanford University, LLM, Science & Technology
  • Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)
  • Faculdade São Francisco, Student invited by Judge Newton de Lucca in the postgraduate course in Electronic Commerce


  • Brazil


  • English
  • Portuguese