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