Guilherme Forbes

+55 11 3755-5421
Portuguese and English

Guilherme has been working for over 20 years in financial and corporate transactions involving companies and assets in infrastructure, industrial and real estate sectors.

Guilherme was an international associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP in New York.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics.
Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.


Guilherme is recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading lawyers in Brazil in Projects and Banking & Finance, having been praised by the publication as a market-leading partner who maintains a distinguished expertise in project finance and regularly represents both national and international banks in a wide range of transactions. His client portfolio encompasses prominent players, who benefit from his advice in infrastructure projects connected to the mining and oil and gas sectors. Another interviewee further emphasizes: “Forbes is extremely experienced in this practice area and knowledgeable about negotiations to structure projects finance deals.”  (Chambers Latin America 2020).

Guilherme is recognized by International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000) 2020 as a highly regarded lawyer in Banking, Project Finance, M&A and Project Development.

He is also listed as a standout practitioner in Project Finance in Who’s Who Legal Project Finance and Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Project Finance.

The Legal 500 also listed Guilherme as leading lawyer in Projects and Infrastructure and recommends him in Banking and Finance and Bankruptcy and Restructuring (The Legal 500 2019).

He is also listed as one of the most admired attorneys in Brazil by the publication “Análise Advocacia 500” 2019.

Guilherme is in the “LACCA Approved” list of recommended lawyers for 2020, voted by in-house counsel in Latin America, as one of the best Banking & Finance lawyers to work with.