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
Mergers & Acquisitions – M&A
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 as Band 1 in the first edition of Chambers and Partners in the section on Venture Capital.
Recognized by The Legal 500 Guide 2021 in the Corporate and M&A area.
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.
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 advised Astella in an investment round for Guiavet. Astella Investimento is a leading Brazilian Venture Capital fund manager that invests in early-stage Brazilian technology companies. Guiavet is a platform for remote veterinary care. The transaction was the subject of an article produced by Pipeline. Click here.
We have advised Z-Tech Brasil (Ambev) and big_bets in Series A round for Lemon Energia. Lemon Energia was conceived to solve two major problems for entrepreneurs in the country, the high cost of electricity and the concern with the impact on the environment. Lemon was the first power company to receive Venture Capital investment in Brazil. big_bets is an early-stage, […]
We have advised Faber-Castell Brasil on investments in startups. Faber-Castell will do more than invest in companies. The project is to offer mentorship, help structure the business, and provide expertise to startups in the education market. The transaction was the subject of an article produced by Isto é Dinheiro. Click here: https://lnkd.in/exyqgZXP