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 advises private equity and other alternative asset fund managers on a broad range of issues, including fund formations, co-investments and ongoing fund administrative matters. Fábio also advises institutional investors in investments in private investment funds and buy-side secondary transactions. 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.
Fábio is actively involved in the private equity community in Brazil and frequently collaborates on projects with the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP) and its members.
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.