Get to know the FM/DERRAIK

Our team is multidisciplinary. We articulate different areas of knowledge in search of the best and most innovative legal solutions.
We understand and are deeply involved in our client's businesses, focusing on their needs, realizing, and helping to assess, assume and deal with risks while formulating and executing their strategies.
We believe that expertise and innovation can coexist and generate value in an ever-evolving ecosystem where corporations seek responsible creativity and flexibility, and new economy initiatives lack pragmatism and seniority.

Our culture

Freedom with responsibility
Home Office since 2016

We are addicted to our clients
Clients in 1st, 2nd, 3rd...

Depth of business service

Focus on quality rather than quantity

We are trusted advisors

We love what we do
We enjoy working with each other

What they say about us

  • Anyone who has ever had to hire lawyers knows how difficult it is to find or recommend 😁 but, the FM/Derraik squad has a track record of supporting early-stage entrepreneurs through more complex transactions and exits.

    Paulo Veras, founder of 99, the Green and Yellow Unicorn

  • When we create something innovative in an environment of uncertainty as we are living is a privilege to be able to count on the FM/Derraik team.

    Professionals who have a business vision and, at the same time, legal expertise in the most complex areas of the innovation, technology, and investment ecosystem. Great partners.

    Igor Piquet, Managing Director, Scale-Up Ventures/Endeavor

  • FM/Derraik team are true trusted advisors in the strategic definition of the main challenges of a transaction and in the creation of value for the respective parties, which makes a big difference in a bargaining table.

    Eduardo Simon, CEO DPZ&T

  • Fabiana is a brilliant surgical lawyer, multifaceted, and navigates with excellence in various types of legal business, working as a true “consigliere” for its clients.

    Hugo Rodrigues, Executive Chairman, WMcCann

  • Rodrigo’s contribution goes far beyond simple legal advice.

    His pioneering spirit and knowledge in the world of startups and Venture Capital allows him to have pragmatism and depth in operations, with an unparalleled value for clients.

    Andrea Bocabello, Chief Legal Officer, Grupo Fleury

  • In life, we ​​need to have some luck. One of ours was having Fabi buying our dream when it was still on paper. Big_bets only became a reality because of her experience and dedication. We are so grateful! And we are sure to have her on board in all the things we will do in life.

    Luis Guilherme Manzano, founding partner of big_bets, Venture Capital Fund

  • The FM/Derraik team is exceedingly competent; they answer all legal demands arising from entrepreneurship activity, which in Brazil is not for amateurs. I count on them, both in my daily life and in the strategic and fundraising part. Furthermore, they are very connected to the ecosystem.

    Bruno Fonseca, Entrepreneur The New Butchers

  • Having had the opportunity to be supported by Fabiana since Zup! was beginning, until the transaction with the strategic, it was a valuable experience. I had the assurance that I had the support, right at the beginning, of someone who knew exactly where the way could lead and anticipated steps for the adequate dimension of our challenges. This time really plays in another league, sincerely!

    Felipe Almeida, Founder Zup It, da AktuellMix, and Endeavor Entrepreneur

  • I already knew some partners of FM/Derraik. Now with this new partnership of complementary partners, I am impressed with the results. The combination is unique and creates an entity that the Brazilian entrepreneurial ecosystem was already needing.

    FM/Derraik acts as a true partner, alongside the client, and with a position on important topics.

    Life is too short to do business with people we do not like or do not add to society as a whole. Working in partnership with FM/Derraik is a great opportunity.

    Eduardo Vasconcellos, Valor Capital

  • Rodrigo is the reference lawyer at Venture Capital in Brazil. His 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

Recognitions

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.

  • Análise

    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.