Practice Focus

His areas of practice include Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Agribusiness

Representative Legal Matters

Participation in several relevant projects involving acquisition or sale of companies or commercial / industrial businesses and related assets, including the preparation and negotiation of related transaction agreements.

Large experience in advising clients in acquisition and joint venture operations involving the most variable areas of industry and/or business, such as (i) agribusiness, (ii) chemicals, (iii) independent tank storage (liquid and dry bulk) port terminals, (iv) transportation and logistics services, (v) food, and (vi) ICT.

In the agribusiness sector, Mr. Gallo has been helping to structure M&A transactions for several clients, such as commodities trading companies, soybean oil processing industries, meat packing plants, agricultural production companies, and sugar and biofuel (sugarcane or corn) mills (either operating facilities or greenfield projects), and forestry and agri companies and businesses in general.

Alvaro Schmidt Gallo Neto has been recognized by the Chambers and Partners Global Guide, and other similar publications, such as Analise Advocacia 500 and Who's Who Legal, as a leading agribusiness lawyer, praised as competent, diligent, proactive and very good communicator.


  • Article about Compliance in the agribusiness sector (publication "Law, Ethics and Compliance - LEC");
  • Article about Perspectives and Expectations in relation to the agribusiness in Brazil;
  • Coauthor on the book Estudos de Direito do Agronegócio, with the chapter titled "Mergers and Acquisitions in the Agribusiness"; and
  • Speaker in various events related to the agribusiness, such as the "Global Grain South America", with subjects relating to the legal aspects, challenges and opportunities involving investment in the Brazilian agribusiness.


Born in Piracicaba, State of Sao Paulo, on August 18, 1968. Graduated in 1991 from the Universidade Católica de Santos Law School. Master degree in Comparative Law (LL.M.), in 1994, from the University of Miami School of Law. Specialization - "latu sensu" - in Corporation Law in 1998 from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP). Joined the Firm in May of 1998.

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