Caetano Altafin Rodrigues da Cunha

Caetano Altafin Rodrigues da Cunha

Associate, Rio de Janeiro


Phone +55 21 3550 6679

Fax +55 21 3550 6671

LanguagesEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice groupFinance

Caetano Altafin primarily advises clients in the infrastructure, energy, and natural resources industries in a range of business law matters, including international M&A, finance, and capital markets transactions.

With legal experience in the United States, Brazil, and other jurisdictions in Latin America, Caetano understands the needs of international clients that wish to enter the Brazilian market or invest abroad, as well as those involved in international transactions. He holds law degrees in Brazil and the United States and can seamlessly work with clients in Portuguese, English, or Spanish. Currently based in Rio de Janeiro, he gained experience working at a U.S. law firm for three years and also lived in Europe and Asia before joining our team in 2016.

Caetano has long combined his love for sports and giving back. He has more than 10 years of experience volunteering with social projects focused on underprivileged and disabled children in Europe, Africa, and Brazil, and founded The Library Tree, a program that helps local communities create libraries. He also raised money for cancer research by rowing across the Atlantic.

Education and admissions


LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2011

LL.B., Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, 2008


Member, Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Rio de Janeiro (Foreign Legal Consultant)

Representative experience

Representing Brazil’s major oil and gas producer in various finance transactions, including with China Development Bank (US$5 billion, US$3 billion and US$1.5 billion) and China Exim-Bank (US$1 billion).

Representing Brazil’s major oil and gas producer in transactions with drilling ship construction and floating production and storage offloading units.

Representing Acon Partners in an IFC financing involving two portfolio companies in Brazil.

Representing Triscorp Investimentos in the implementation of a UTE based in Brazil.

Representing Blackstone in the R$1.4 billion acquisition, along with its Brazilian partner Pátria Investimentos, of 70% of the share capital of Alphaville Urbanismo S.A.

Representing KKR in its acquisition of Aceco TI.

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