“Luis Montes has exceptional technical quality, follows cases closely, proposing creative solutions without losing legal quality.”
The Legal 500 – Latin America, 2024


Luis Montes represents top-tier financial institutions, multilateral organizations, equity sponsors, private equity houses and corporate clients in financing transactions, banking regulatory and related matters, including acquisition financings, asset-based loans, out-of-court restructurings and structured finance transactions, with a particular focus in project financings deals, in which he is experienced in a wide range of infrastructure and energy transactions.



  • Ecopetrol Brasil in the acquisition of a 30% working interest in three offshore exploration blocks from Vanco Brasil, a subsidiary of PanAtlantic Energy Group.
  • Banco Votorantim S.A., Banco Itaú BBA S.A., Banco Bradesco S.A. and Banco Bradesco BBI S.A. 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.
  • HSBC and EKN, the Swedish Export Credit Agency, in structuring and financing the acquisition of the vehicles to be used in the Manaus Public Transportation System by certain operators awarded with concessions under a bidding process organized by the Municipality of Manaus.
  • Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. in connection with the US$80 million loan provided by Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES for the construction of the new airport of Nacala, in Mozambique. The loan has been granted to Aeroportos de Moçambique, the government-owned company responsible for the administration of airports in the Republic of Mozambique.


  • Ranked as Leading for Debt Capital Markets – Leaders League, 2024
  • Ranked as Excellent for Projects and Infrastructure and Banking and Finance – Leaders League, 2024
  • Ranked as Up and Coming for Capital Markets and Project Finance – Chambers Brazil, 2023
  • “Luis Montes possesses experience in debt capital markets transactions, including issuance of debentures. One client remarks: ‘He is an excellent professional.’ Another client comments: ‘He has a lot of knowledge and is a good negotiator.’” – Chambers Brazil, 2023
  • “Luis Montes joins the rankings after a strong performance in project finance and infrastructure matters. Montes is experienced in bidding procedures, negotiation of bank letters and issuance of debentures. One client observes: ‘He has the advantage of considering the entire company, not just focusing on structuring debentures. He is aware of the company's situation, looking at the big picture.’ With another adding: ‘[He is] one of the best infrastructure partners in Brazil.” - Chambers Brazil, 2023
  • Ranked as Recommended for Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Projects and Infrastructure – The Legal 500 - Latin America, 2023


  • University of São Paulo (USP), Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP), 法学硕士, Law


  • 巴西


  • 葡萄牙语
  • 英语
  • 西班牙语