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.
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.
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.