Main Areas of Practice


  • Banks and Financial Services
  • Education and Edtechs
  • Health, Beauty and Healthtechs
  • Investment Funds
  • Startups and Fintechs
  • Technology


Felipe Barreto Veiga is the founder of BVA Advogados and leader of the firm’s M&A, Venture Capital, and Private Equity practices, representing companies, startups, family offices, banks, and investment funds from more than 60 countries.

At BVA, he led the structuring and legal advice of a volume of more than BRL 4 billion in venture capital, private equity, joint ventures, and M&A transactions, having reached the top positions in the TTR – Transactional Track Record ranking in 2019, 2020 and 2021 as one of the biggest dealmakers in Brazil (+100 closed deals).

Under his coordination, the BVA M&A and Venture Capital teams entered the Euromoney IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 rankings in 2021 and 2022. He was individually recognized by the Leaders League in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 as one of the best lawyers in Startups & Innovation, by Latin Lawyer Reference 2017 and 2018, and also by Análise 500 in 2018 as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil in the sector of banks and financial institutions.

Author of articles and books published in four languages. Co-author of the book “Nada Easy,” by Tallis Gomes, a best seller that is among the best sellers on Amazon in its category, and of the books “Marco Legal das Startups” and “Direito no Metaverso,” both published by Ed. Journal of the Courts/Thomson Reuters.

His performance as an M&A lawyer is portrayed in the best seller “Saída de Mestre” by João Cristofolini and Eduardo Cosomano, which tells the story of the sale of Pegaki to Intellipost.

Felipe is a speaker at several events in the technology sector, such as Conta Azul Con, Locaweb M&A Conference, C-Summit, etc.

He is a professor at Link School of Business, Societário Academy, and G4 Educação.

He has already been interviewed by Valor Econômico, Globo News, Forbes (US), Yahoo Finance, O Globo, LWYR (Chile), Conjur, Estadão, Correio Braziliense, DCI, StartSe, and others.

Member of the IBA – International Bar Association, International Trademark Association (INTA), G4 Club, and the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB).

  • Graduated in Law – Mackenzie Presbyterian University
  • Program on Negotiation – Harvard Law School
  • Master in Law – University of São Paulo – USP
  • Advising one of the largest Brazilian franchise chains on an escalation from 0 to 300 stores, in addition to having acted as legal advisor in the entire internationalization process of the chain to more than 15 countries in just 3 years, acting in front of cross-border, joint-ventures and master franchise negotiation contracts;
  • Legal advice for two of the largest Venture Capital funds in Brazil, having carried out more than 30 angel investment and Series A operations for these funds alone, which together exceed R$ 100 million;
  • Lawyer of the largest Brazilian technology company for e-commerce in its internationalization process to more than 20 countries, having also acted in the round of funding in the amount of R$ 580 million;
  • Leading lawyer in the investment operation made by the largest cosmetics company in Brazil in a Brazilian startup in the wellness sector, one of the largest transactions in the history of the Brazilian market;
  • Leading lawyer in the spin off that originated the largest API company in the world, as well as in the investment round with institutional investors. He also acted in the sale of control of the company to one of the largest technology companies in the country, in a transaction of approximately R$ 100 million;
  • Leading lawyer at one of the largest financial institutions in the negotiations for the acquisition of assets of a Brazilian company in the development sector;
  • Lawyer for the largest wellness company in the world and the second largest condom factory in Brazil in negotiations with Chinese banks, in a private equity operation;
  • Leading lawyer in the negotiations for the second largest private oil refinery in Brazil, with an investment of approximately R$ 300 million. He also acted in the creation of the company’s corporate governance;
  • Led the merger of the Brazilian operation of a European pharmaceutical laboratory subsidiary, in conjunction with a Mexican law firm. Negotiated contracts with the main suppliers;
  • Leading lawyer for the largest bank in the UAE in reputational protection measures, together with one of the five largest offices in the world.
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Leaders League 2017 – Intellectual Property
  • Leaders League 2018 – Intellectual Property, Copyright, Startups & Innovation, Technology, Internet & Telecommunication
  • Leaders League 2019 – Startups & Innovation
  • Leaders League 2020 – Startups & Innovation and Copyright
  • Leaders League 2021 – Startus & Innovation e Trademark Prosecution
  • Leaders League 2022 – Startups & Innovation
  • Latin Lawyer Reference 2017 – Technology, Startups and Digital Services
  • Latin Lawyer Reference 2018 – Technology, Startups and Digital Services
  • Analysis 500 – 2018 – Banks and Financial Institutions
  • IFRL1000 – M&A
  • The Legal 500 – Corporate and M&A
  • The Legal 500 – Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A

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