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Joao Guilherme Thiesi da Silva


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Pinheiro Neto Advogados
1100 Hungria St.,
Sao Paulo, 01455-906
Sao Paulo, Brazil

T. 3476020822



João Guilherme Thiesi da Silva is an associate in the corporate reorganization and bankruptcy practice of Pinheiro Neto Advogados (Sao Paulo, Brazil). His practice focuses on the representation of debtors, creditors, investors and creditor committees in connection with judicial and out-of-court reorganization, as well as distressed investments and financings. He has been involved in some notable restructurings in Brazil over the past few years, including the judicial reorganization of Oi SA, Odebrecht SA and Abril Comunicações SA, and the pre-packaged reorganization of Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção SA. Joao holds a Bachelor of Law degree (JD equivalent) from FGV Direito SP (Sao Paulo, Brazil), during which time he was also a visiting international JD student at Columbia Law School, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Columbia Law School, where he graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Joao was the Gold Medal winner of the 2022 International Insolvency Institute's Prize in International Insolvency Studies, in recognition for his manuscript titled "Changes and Convergence of Bankruptcy Law: Recent Experience in Brazil". Joao is currently an international lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

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