Antonio Tavares Paes, Jr is a partner at Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados in Brazil, a law firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.
He is a former partner of three Brazilian law firms and was outside general counsel at TeleNova Communications in Miami (US) as well as international attorney at SG Archibald in Paris, White & Case in New York and Fox & Horan in New York.
He spent almost 10 years in finance as senior vice-president (private equity) of Scudder Kemper Investments in New York and vice-president of the Chase Manhattan Bank (Project Finance/Latin American Corporate Finance) in New York.
He holds a law degree from UERJ (1985) and an LLM in corporate finance law and transnational litigation from Columbia University School of Law (New York, 1987), and also attended the Chase Manhattan Corporate Finance MBA finance course. He is a member of the Brazilian and New York State Bars, the American Bar Association and of the Scientific Council of the Journal of Legal Technology Risk Management.
Antonio practises in the following areas: corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, labour and employment law, capital markets, crisis management, international law, litigation and arbitration.
Antonio’s other notable activities include guest speaking at postgraduate programmes at Brazilian universities. He is a member of the board of directors of Brazilian and foreign companies, a member (alternate) of the arbitration committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (chapter of the state of São Paulo) and speaker at several conferences in Brazil and abroad. He is the author of various articles published in several foreign publications. He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.