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Fábio Yamada is a partner in the Latin America Practice Group. His practice focuses mainly on advisory, transactional and finance matters in Latin America. Fábio has extensive experience in capital markets, banking, securitization and debt restructuring transactions. He also has represented acquirers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions and advised private equity and other alternative asset fund managers on a broad range of issues, including fund formations and fund raisings.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Fábio worked as an international lawyer at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. While in Brazil, he worked at the law firm of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados and at the legal departments of BankBoston (currently Itaú Unibanco), WestLB and NorChem (currently J.P. Morgan). In addition, Fábio was an invited member of the Legal Committee of the Brazilian Association of International Banks.

Fábio was one of just 25 lawyers recently chosen as “Rising Legal Stars of Latin America,” by Latin Business Chronicle. His diverse working experience, together with his acquaintance with the local legal, economic and social environment, allows Fábio to advise on legal issues efficiently in connection with cross-border matters.