Professional Experience

João Miguel Fassina Damous joined the corporate, M&A and transactions practice group of the Firm in 2018, having first joined the Firm in 2014, in the compliance & governance practice group. He is focused on corporate and transactional practice, specializing in commercial agreements, Real Estate transactions, corporate governance, planning and coordination of corporate reorganization, due diligence and preparation, negotiation and review of agreements under the scope of mergers & acquisition projects. Miguel is also experienced in implementation of compliance programs and internal investigations connected to the FCPA – Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other national and foreign compliance laws. Miguel is also experienced in criminal investigation and preparation of background checks, as well as piracy prevention and IP protection measures.

Academic Background

He graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ with a degree in Law.

He also graduated in extension courses in Contractual Law (Escola de Magistratura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – EMERJ and Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV) in 2021 and in Real Estate Business (Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV) in 2022.

Activities outside the office

Miguel also acted as monitor in the M&A course coordinated by the Corporate Law Commission (CODE) of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ)’s School of Law Practice (ESA), in 2018.

Representative matters and clients

– Coordination of the contractual review area of large multinational companies in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, education and food;

–  Coordination of a variety of international corporate reorganizations in various industries, such as IT and animal health;

–  Participation in a variety of M&A projects connected to industries such as technology, hospitality, entertainment, oil and gas, with national and international clients;

–  Participation in the cross-border independent investigation conducted for the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras in connection with the Car Wash Operation, including expressive action in data collection and processing in various jurisdictions;

– Participation in internal investigations for Brazilian and foreign companies in various industries, in connection to internal fraud and public tender procedures.


Portuguese and English.

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