Karina Cardozo De Oliveira

Karina Cardozo De Oliveira

Associate, Corporate


Karina Cardozo de Oliveira advises Brazilian, Latin American and U.S. clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities and liability management. Ms. Cardozo regularly represents issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders and has broad experience counseling clients in a range of industries, including banking, retail, mining and natural resources. She also has experience advising clients on corporate structural matters and in relation to corporate and securities compliance matters. In addition, Ms. Cardozo has assisted entities with internal investigations involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Cardozo practiced for several years as a corporate associate at a Brazilian law firm.

Select representative transactions include:

Equity Offerings

  • SEC-registered IPOs and follow-on offerings, including of XP, XPAC (a SPAC sponsored by XP) and Sendas Distribuidora (Assaí)
  • Rule 144A/Reg S IPOs and follow-on offerings, including of Rede D’ Or, Banco BTG Pactual, Banco PAN, Hidrovias, AES Brasil Energia, Enjoei, Lojas Quero-Quero, Neogrid, WDC Networks and Westwing

Debt Offerings

  • Rule 144A/Reg S notes offerings, including of Banco BTG Pactual, Rede D’ Or, Usiminas and Ultrapar
  • other transactions, including the establishment of medium-term notes programme of Banco BTG Pactual Chile

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Semantix in its merger with Alpha Capital, being the first tech de-SPAC transaction in Brazil. As a result of the merger, Se-mantix became a Nasdaq-listed publicly traded company

Liability Management

  • tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and other liability management exercises, including of Rede D’ Or, Hidrovias, Ultrapar, Usiminas and Cielo


  • a U.S. publicly traded company in an internal investigation based on allegations of misconduct in its Brazil business unit



  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2017 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • LL.M., Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, 2016
  • LL.B., Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, 2012


  • Foreign Consultant admitted by the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil — Seção de São Paulo (Brazilian Bar)
  • New York


  • English
  • Portuguese

Karina Cardozo De Oliveira