Thiago is an associate in the Capital Markets practice. He has experience advising corporate entities, shareholders, investment banks, and investors across a broad range of industries in cross-border capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, private placements, Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) and debt offerings. Thiago also advises clients in general corporate and securities regulation matters.


Recent matters in which Thiago has acted as a counselor include the representation of:

  • Semantix Tecnologia em Sistema de Informação S.A. in its merger with Alpha Capital Acquisition Company at an equity value of US$1.0 billion, being the first tech de-SPAC transaction in Brazil. As a result of the merger, Semantix became a Nasdaq-listed publicly traded company*
  • Credit Suisse Securities, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan and other members of the bank syndicate in connection with the US$1.2 billion initial public offering of Raízen S.A. (the largest Brazilian IPO of 2021). Raízen is a Brazilian producer and distributor of biofuels and renewable energy*
  • Bank of America and other members of the bank syndicate in the R$1.13 billion Rule 144A/RegS initial public offering of Clear Sale S.A., a Brazilian provider of digital anti-fraud solutions*
  • Livetech da Bahia Indústria e Comércio S.A. in its R$450.0 million Rule 144A/RegS initial public offering of common shares. Livetech provides customized information technology, telecommunication and solar energy solutions to a wide range of customers in Brazil, Latin America, and the United States*
  • UBS, J.P. Morgan and other members of the bank syndicate in the $450.0 million Rule 144A/RegS initial public offering of GetNinjas S.A., a Brazilian digital platform for freelance professionals.*


* Matters handled prior to joining NKF

2022 Admitted to the New York State Bar
2020 Columbia University School of Law, New York, LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
2012 Admitted to the Brazilian Bar
2012 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Bachelor of Laws
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • Member of the M&A and Corporate Restructuring Committee of the Business Mediation and Arbitration Chamber – Brazil (CAMARB)
2023 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2021 Local Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
2019 Senior Associate, Costa Tavares Paes Advogados
2015 Associate, Costa Tavares Paes Advogados
2014 Associate, Brandão Couto, Wigderowitz & Pessoa Advogados




Deals & Cases


Swiss Steel Holding successfully completes EUR 300m capital increase

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Medartis successfully places CHF 115.8m convertible bonds maturing 2031

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Galderma successfully launches its IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange

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