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Evaristo Lucena

Evaristo Lucena joined the Firm in 2020. He integrates the Transactional practice group, with focus on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Specializing in corporate law and capital markets, Lucena often represents issuers, shareholders, financial institutions and investors in a variety of transactions involving structuring, registration and listing of companies with regulatory agencies and stock exchanges in Brazil and abroad, and M&As of publicly traded companies in non-regulated and regulated segments.
Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

Following the release of the inaugural standards of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) — IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 — the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) released the first delivery of what it calls the CVM’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan: CVM Resolution 193, which deals with the preparation and disclosure by publicly traded companies, securitization companies and investment funds of financial information reports related to sustainability.

On 29 November 2022, the Plenary of the Federal Senate approved the final text of Bill of Law No. 4,401/2021 in which the Deputy Expedito Netto is the rapporteur. Currently, PL No. 4.401/2021 is in the final processing stage, which consists of the Brazilian president’s sanction. In summary, PL No. 4,401/2021 aims to regulate service providers of the “virtual assets” market (which includes the denominated “cryptoassets”), as well as adapt the wording of the Brazilian Penal Code, the Brazilian Law on Crimes against the National Financial System and the Brazilian Law on Crimes of Money Laundering or Concealment of Assets, Rights and Values.