Larissa Pinho advises clients on cross-border M&A transactions in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, primarily in the health care, energy, technology, and logistics industries.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Larissa was an associate at a leading full-service Brazilian firm, where she was part of the life science group. During this time she worked on many matters, including the representations of: DaVita, a Fortune 200 company, in its acquisition of more than 20 dialysis centers throughout Brazil; Rede D'Or Sao Luiz, one of Brazil's largest health care providers, on seed capital investment in technology start-ups; Vale S.A. in the negotiation and closing of a stock option agreement entered into with Salus – Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multistrategica through which Vale was granted the option of acquiring three wind farms with a total installed capacity of 50.4 MW each; and RigNet, a leading global provider of customized systems and solutions with complex data networking and operational requirements, in the acquisition of 100% of the stock of a Brazilian IT streaming analytics systems company.
Larissa was a member of the duo nominated National Champion representing Northwestern University in the LawMeets® 2020 M&A Boot Camp, organized in association with the ABA Business Law Section's M&A Committee. She is active in pro bono projects and volunteered with the Illinois Legal Aid Help. She also led research teams in two pro bono projects related to women's rights and forced marriages in Trinidad and Tobago and LGBTQ+ rights in Brazil, both selected as global pro bono projects of the year.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented Clarion Partners LLC, a real estate investment management fund with more than US$50 billion under management, in its process of divestment of its equity participation in Brazil.
Represented TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund), a Fortune 100 financial services organization, in the acquisition of Cosan S.A.'s majority interest in Brazilian real estate investment companies with a portfolio of more than US$500 million.
Represented Ricoh, Japan's multinational printing company, in the joint venture with Selbetti for software carriages.
Represented GRM Document Management in its investment in the Brazilian market by means of acquisition of 100% of the equity of the document storage Brazilian company Stock Armazenagem de Documentos.
Represented Cobra, the Spanish power-engineering company, in the sale of the Atlântico transmission lines assets to State Grid Brazil Holding S.A.
Represented Lindt & Sprüngli, the world class premium chocolate manufacturer, in the formation of the joint venture with Kopenhagen, Brazil's premium chocolate manufacturer.
Represented Sonangol, the publicly owned oil and gas company of Angola, in the private tender offer for the acquisition of the total outstanding capital of Starfish Oil and Gas, a Brazilian subsidiary (US$300 million).
Represented AFGlobal Corporation, a technology and manufacturing specialist for the global oil and gas industry, in the acquisition of oil and gas assets from Fluke Subsea Soluções e Serviços Ltda.
Represented Nigri Engenharia, a Brazilian engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, in the sale of real estate assets to Banco Votorantim and other real estate built-to-suit lease agreements for purposes of retrofit projects.
Represented Caterpillar Global Mining in the cross-jurisdiction global sale of the Bucyrus equipment distribution and support business for Brazil to Sotreq S.A.
Represented Bunge, a multinational agribusiness and food company, in the acquisition of the tomato business lines of "Etti," "Salsaretti," "Puropurê," and "Cajamar" from Hypermarcas S.A.
Represented 21212, Brazil's first digital accelerator, in its incorporation and launch of its first acceleration program on entrepreneurial activities throughout Brazil.
- Northwestern University (LL.M. with honors 2020); Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro (LL.M. in Corporate Law and Capital Markets 2019); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (LL.B. cum laude [J.D.] 2013)
- Native in Portuguese, fluent in English, working knowledge in Spanish, and conversational in German