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Banking and Finance

The Banking and Financial Law team at KLA boasts extensive experience in financing operations and various forms of fundraising in both domestic and cross-border banking and financial markets.

Additionally, the team specializes in regulatory matters pertinent to financial institutions and other entities supervised by the Central Bank of Brazil, including fintechs (financial startups).

Operating in a multidisciplinary manner, the team integrates professionals from diverse fields within the firm, assisting clients not only in restructuring, recovery, and bankruptcy proceedings of companies but also in transactions involving distressed assets.


Financial Operations
• Derivatives operations
• Credit assignment and supply chain finance operations
• Foreign exchange operations (ACC, ACE, etc.)
• National and international banking guarantees
• Advisory services in credit and financing operations (CCB, NC, CPR, FunCafé, and others)
• Financial securities such as LF, LC, LCI, and LCA

Structured Operations
• Structuring and advisory in project finance operations
• Financing by state banks, development banks, and development agencies
• Advisory on pre-export financing operations (PPE) and loan 4131
• Advisory on syndicated loan operations
• Structuring new financial products

Banking Regulation
• Regulatory consultancy on the CMN (National Monetary Council) and the BCB (Central Bank of Brazil)
• Advisory on compliance issues, such as anti-corruption, money laundering, and combating terrorism financing
• Advisory and consultancy on administrative processes and authorization for operation with the BCB
• Advisory on sanctioning and intervention administrative processes at the CVM (Securities and Exchange Commission) and the BCB
• Advisory on M&A processes of regulated institutions
• Foreign investment registration in Brazil
• Fintechs, regulatory sandbox, payment methods and arrangements


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