Sergio Torres is a corporate associate and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Latin America Groups. He has worked on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures for both private equity and corporate clients.
In 2019, Mr. Torres was a speaker in the Private Equity Master Class of the Global Private Equity Conference organized by the International Finance Corporation and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association in Washington, D.C., where he discussed Structuring and Governance of Private Equity M&A Deals in Emerging Markets. In 2016, he co-authored the article “Breves anotações sobre derivativos e securitização no Brasil” (Notes on derivatives and securitization in Brazil) published by Revista de Direito Empresarial.
Mr. Torres joined Debevoise in 2016. From 2011 to 2015, he was a senior M&A counsel with Itaú Unibanco S.A., where he advised the financial conglomerate in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in the insurance, financial and technology sectors, as well as in corporate governance matters, private equity, and fund investments. Mr. Torres worked as legal counsel at Louis Dreyfus Commodities from 2010 to 2011, advising the Louis Dreyfus companies in the “North LatAm” region in structured transactions, trade finance and international trade, and at Mexichem Brasil from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Torres was an international associate at Debevoise in 2013.
Mr. Torres received an LL.M. from Stanford Law School in 2016, and his law degree from University of Blumenau, Brazil, in 2008. He also received an M.B.A. in Taxation from Fundação Getulio Vargas in 2009, and post-graduate degrees in International Trade from Instituto Internacional de Ciências Sociais in 2011, and corporate law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 2013.
Mr. Torres is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Brazilian Bar Association. He is fluent in Portuguese and English and proficient in Spanish.