Alexei Bonamin

Areas of expertise: Crisis Management, ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance, Financial Innovation, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Alternative Investments, Agribusiness, ESG, Sustainable, and Impact Investing, Investment Funds and Asset Management, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Defense and Aerospace
Languages: English
Location: São Paulo
Telephone: +55 (11) 5086-5179

With experience in Capital Markets and Banking & Finance since 1996, Alexei has expertise in public offerings, IPOs, follow-on, publicly-held companies, international issues, structured finance, project finance, securitization, syndicated loans, agribusiness finance, derivatives, blended finance, ESG, sustainable & impact investing, ESG disclosures, climate finance, green finance, social finance, sustainable finance, crowdfunding, endowments, asset management, investment funds, private equity, venture capital, corporate venture, financial innovation, fintechs, payment institutions, payment schemes, instant payments, open banking, blockchain, regulatory sandbox, regulation of financial institutions, securities regulation, financial compliance, financial investigation, financial enforcement, and financial leniency agreements.

// Academic education

LL.M. in Banking and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, England, 2002.Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 1999.

// Recognition

Alexei is recognized by relevant legal guides, such as Chambers Brazil, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who´s Who Legal, Expert Guides, IFLR1000, and Análise Advocacia 500. TozziniFreire´s lead partner in the winning deals of Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2023 (Initiative of the Year - Green Bond category), of Environmental Finance Impact Awards 2020 (Impact Initiative of the Year - Latin America and Caribbean category), of Latin Finance´s Deals of the Year 2017 (Corporate High-Yield Bond category), and of 2015 (Structured Finance category); and also in the winning deal of The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2016 (Aviation Finance category). He is the lawyer responsible for advising the BNY Mellon on the project finance of Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários S.A. (Embraport), which won the: (i) Americas Awards 2012, Project Finance Deal of the Year, by IFLR; (ii) Project Finance Deal of the Year 2012, by Latin Lawyer; (iii) Americas Transport Deal of the Year 2012 by Project Finance International; and (iv) Latin America Transport Deal of the Year 2012, by Euromoney Project Finance.

// Additional Activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors of ABRASCA (Brazilian Association of Publicly-Held Companies).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Impact Investments and Businesses.
  • CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional) by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics).
  • Vice-President of the Commission on ESG of ABRASCA (Brazilian Association of Publicly-Held Companies).
  • Chair of the Capital Markets Forum of IBA (International Bar Association).
  • Professor of the MBA program in Private Equity & Venture Capital at FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas) and of  Investment Funds at GVlaw.
  • Professor of Capital Markets at ANBIMA (Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association).
  • Professor of Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Funds at ABVCAP (Brazilian Association of Private Equity & Venture Capital).
  • Member of the Legal and Compliance Committees of ABBI (Brazilian Association of International Banks).

// Publications

  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Chambers Fintech Guide. London: Chambers and Partners, 2023.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Private Equity Comparative Guide. London:  The Legal 500, 2023.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In The Financial Technology Law Review. London: Law Business Research, 2020.
  • "Venture Capital Investment in Brazil: Market and Regulatory Overview" chapter (co-author). In Practical Law. London: Thomson Reuters, 2020.
  • "Private Equity in Brazil: Market and Regulatory Overview" chapter (co-author). In Practical Law. London: Thomson Reuters, 2020.
  • "Brazil - Trends and Developments" chapter (co-author). In Fintech 2019. London: Chambers and Partners, 2019.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Financial Technology Law Review. London: Law Business Research, 2018.
  • "Is a Delaware LLC the Answer to Address Risks of Personal Liability in Private Equity Investments in Brazil?" article (co-author). In The Journal of Private Equity, Summer 2017. New York: Institutional Investor Journals, 2017.
  • "Banking Regulation in Brazil: Overview" article (co-author). In Practical Law International Banking Regulation Guide. London: Thomson Reuters, 2017.
  • "Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investment Funds" chapter (co-author). In Brazilian Commercial Law: A Practical Guide 2nd edition. London: Kluwer Law International, 2015.
  • "Agricultural Law in Brazil: Overview" chapter (co-author). In Global Agricultural Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomsom Reuters, 2015.
  • Estrutura Legal dos Fundos de Private Equity e Venture Capital no Brasil (co-author). São Paulo: ABVCAP (Associação Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital), 2014.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation. London: Global Competition Review, 2014.

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