Fernando R de Almeida Prado is a partner in the corporate area of Pinheiro Neto Advogados in Brazil, focusing on providing legal advice to local and foreign financial institutions in a number of areas including M&A, acquisition finance and LBOs, structured finance, aircraft finance, restructuring, derivatives and general regulatory matters. Mr Prado holds an LLB from the Mackenzie University Law School in São Paulo. He joined Pinheiro Neto in 1986 and became partner in 1998. In 1996, he worked as a secondee at Linklaters in London, covering international finance and corporate areas.