Tobias Stirnberg


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São Paulo

Rua Colombia, 325

Jardim América

São Paulo , BR 01438-000

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Tobias Stirnberg is a founding partner of Milbank’s São Paulo office. His principal activity is New York law-based advice in the areas of capital markets, M&A, financing transactions, restructuring and corporate governance.

Primary Focus & Experience

Mr. Stirnberg’s clients include Brazilian and Latin American corporations and U.S. and Brazilian banks and underwriting firms. He has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, transportation, telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing.

Among his recent representations: 

  • Gol, Embraer, CSN, CCR, B3, Braskem and JSL in corporate finance matters

  • CEMIG, Neoenergia, Renova, Light and TAESA on various recent financing transactions in the energy sector

  • The initial purchasers or issuers in several high-yield and investment grade debt offerings, including Ambev, Eldorado Brasil Celulose, Caixa Econômica Federal, Fibria, Andrade Gutierrez and YPF
  • Gol, QGOG and Vale in structured asset financings

  • The lenders in various debt renegotiations and restructurings, including Oi, QGOG and Embraport, among others

  • The underwriters or issuers in several U.S. equity offerings, including Gerdau, Gol, TIM, Fibria, Banco Santander, Smiles, Valid and Natura

  • Itaú Unibanco in the sale of Bank of America's entire equity stake in Itaú Unibanco

Recognition & Accomplishments

He holds a PhD from the University of Friedrich Schiller in Jena, Germany and a post-graduate degree from the University of Chicago School of Law (LL.M). He is consistently ranked for his capital markets work in Brazil by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America and as a leading lawyer in IFLR Energy and Infrastructure: Latin America. He speaks English, Portuguese and German.

Additional Details
  • University of Chicago, LL.M.
  • Friedrich Schiller University, Dr.
  • Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, First State Exam
  • New York