We deeply understand our client's businesses, focusing on their needs, perceiving and helping them assess, assume and deal with risks during an offer and executing their strategies.
FM/Derraik was born from a meeting of professionals at a request of a mutual client: a capital company was looking for legal advisors to guide in one of the most mature innovation journeys in the Brazilian market. The client asked that lawyers from different firms work side by side on the same project.
FM/Derraik partners, then in their respective firms, were treading very close ways until this intersection - created by the client, made clear the complementarity of their profiles and the synergy of this union: the coexistence of innovation with experience. The harmonization of creativity with pragmatism and the constant search for sophistication with legal depth.
“FM/Derraik's partners are the reference lawyers in Brazilian Venture Capital. Their participation in transactions is always the certainty of seniority, long-term vision, and constructive negotiation for everyone involved in the transaction.”
Edson Rigonatti, Founding partner, Astella Investimentos
FM/Derraik is a highly effective law firm with experienced lawyers dedicated to finding solutions to their client's legal challenges.
“The FM/Derraik team is extremely competent. They attend all legal demands arising from the endeavor activity, which in Brazil is not for amateurs. I count on them, both in my daily life and in the strategic and fundraising part. In addition, they are well engaged in the ecosystem.”
Bruno Fonseca, Entrepreneur The New Butchers
Startups and Tech Companies
Intellectual Property and Data Protection
Corporate Venture and Innovation
Fusions and acquisitions
Corporate and Contracts
Impact Investing and Social Business
Family Offices and Succession
“FM/Derraik is a highly effective firm with brilliant lawyers, always aware of the legal challenges facing our company.”
Our team is multidisciplinary.
We articulate different areas of knowledge in search of the best and most innovative legal solutions.
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We are recognized by the most important national and international publications specialized in the legal sector.
Recognized by the Leaders League in its 2021 ranking in the Startups and Innovation, Private Equity, M&A, and Corporate areas.
Recognized through the work of our lawyers in the 1st Edition of the Análise Advocacia Mulher – 2021.
Recognized by PitchBook since 2019, as the only Brazilian law firm among the top world players in Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A.
Recognized as one of the top 10 law firms that most advised Venture Capital and M&A operations in Brazil, according to TTR, in 2020.
Recognized in the Electric Energy economic sector by the 2020 guide.
Recognized by The Legal 500 Guide 2021 in the Corporate area.
At FM/Derraik equity, is not just a policy is a value present in our DNA.
We are a group of people who believe that as important as the journey is who you are on it.Careers
We have assisted Qualcomm on the sale of Mercos to nuvini, one of the largest SaaS groups in Brazil.The acquisition was the subject of an article produced by Valor Econômico‘s Pipeline column. For more information: https://lnkd.in/d72WuEF6
We have assisted Omie’s founders, a startup of cloud management software, in a Serie C financing round of BRL 580 million. Go Omie!
We have assisted Sequoia Soluções Logísticas, a logistics and transportation company, in the acquisition of 51% of a joint venture to be formed with Gigahub. For more information: https://lnkd.in/d6h2f3fE