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Thiago de Paula Ribeiro

Partner in Infrastructure, Corporate and Litigation Departments

thiago.ribeiro@depauladias.com

Thiago de Paula Ribeiro is a partner in the Corporate and Litigation practice and chair of the Latin America Desk at De Paula Dias. Mr. Ribeiro is based in São Paulo and admitted to practice in Brazil. His practice focus on all fields of infrastructure development including significant experience in Brazil and other Latin America countries, in Africa and the USA. Recently, he negotiated and executed leniency and cooperation agreements in multiples jurisdictions and also conducted internal anti-corruption investigations. Prior founding De Paula Dias, Mr. Ribeiro was a foreign associate at Paul Hastings based in Washington, D.C. and, before that, Mr. Ribeiro was in-house counsel at Odebrecht.

Representative Cases

  • Negotiation of leniency and cooperation agreements in Ecuador
  • Negotiation of cooperation agreements with DOJ, in the USA
  • Conducted internal investigations in Latin America countries for an major-global pharmaceutical company based in the USA
  • The Project Company in US$ 1.2 billion project to build a new integrated steel mill and pellet plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • The Project Company in US$ 500 million project of the preparatory works for a refinery in Ecuador
  • The Project Company in US$ 200 million project to a 65 MW hydroelectric power plant in Ecuador
  • The Project Company in US$ 300 million project for a transmission line in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • The Sponsors in US$ 750 million investment to develop and create a company based in Angola to produce and sell sugar, ethanol fuel and electrical energy from biomass
  • The Project Company in US$1.7 billion project to the phase 2 of Quito Metro in Ecuador
  • The Project Company in US$ 350 million water resources and irrigation project in Ecuador
  • The Sponsors in US$ 342 million water resources project in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • The Project Company in US$ 400 million petrochemical pipeline in Ecuador
  • The Sponsors in US$ 212 million PPP project to build and operate an Arena in Bahia, Brazil
  • The Sponsors in US$ 181 million PPP project to build and operate an Arena in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • The Project Company in executing the strategic alliance agreement and projects alliance agreement with Vale S.A. that resulted in more than US$ 1.36 billion in new infrastructure projects in Brazil

Education

LL.M., Northwestern School of Law, 2016 (Dean’s list)

Certificate in Business Administration, Kellogg School of Management, 2016 (Dean’s list)

J.D., Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Brazil, 2003

Languages

Mr. Ribeiro is a native Portuguese speaker and fluent in English and Spanish.