Ricardo Machado Pasianotto

Associate, New York



Ricardo is an Associate in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency practice in New York.

He represents debtors and creditors in a variety of corporate restructuring matters, including chapter 11 cases and cross-border reorganizations.

Ricardo first began his career as a restructuring attorney in Brazil, where he was admitted to practice in 2011, and obtained significant experience advising debtors, creditors and investors in both judicial and out-of-court restructurings. Before joining White & Case, Ricardo actively participated in complex restructuring matters in Brazil, having represented the OAS Group, a construction services conglomerate, the Schahin Group, a Brazilian based oil & gas drilling company, the Baldin Group, a sugar and ethanol producer, and many others.

Ricardo joined White & Case in 2016, and his recent representations include acting for Constellation Oil Services Holding S.A. (a Brazil-based oil & gas company), in its US$1.5 billion cross-border restructuring; and advising Oi S.A. (the Brazilian telecom giant) in its restructuring, which spawned proceedings across several different jurisdictions.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Columbia Law School
Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo


Constellation Oil Services Holding S.A. (2018-2020)
Represented company in its US$1.5 billion restructuring, which involved restructuring proceedings in Brazil, U.S. and B.V.I.

Agent (2018-2020)
Represented the agent under a US$1.8 billion secured credit facility to a Brazilian ultra-deep water drillship operator in connection with out-of-court consensual restructuring and recapitalization transactions.

Oi S.A. (2016-2020)
Advised the Brazilian telecommunications company in connection with its cross-border in-court insolvency proceedings, related litigation, and the restructuring of approximately US$19 billion of prepetition obligations.

OAS S.A. (2016)
Advised company in obtaining recognition of its Plan of Reorganization approved by Brazilian courts in a Recuperacao Judicial proceeding.