Adolpho Julio C de Carvalho has been a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 2005, where he has worked since 1993. He has a diverse practice, advising clients on project financing, asset finance, aviation law, mergers and acquisitions and sports and related projects.

Mr Carvalho holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1995) and a specialisation degree in international business law (LLM) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1999) with a dissertation on the sociology of law. During the following two years, he acted as a foreign associate at Allen & Overy, also located in London.

He has written several articles for national and international books and magazines. He is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by specialised publications worldwide.

Mr Carvalho was president of the Aviation Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP) in 2012, and chair of the International Relations Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil in 2010.

In 2008, he received the AirFinance Latin America Deal of the Year Award for a financing operation in which TAM Linhas Aéreas acquired 32 Boeing 777 aircraft.

In 2015, Mr Carvalho was awarded with the AirFinance Latin America Deal of the Year for the structuring of an enhanced equipment trust certificate operation in which LATAM financed more than 10 aircraft that will operate in Brazil.

He is fluent in Portuguese, English and German.