Professional Experience

Roberto Panucci advises Brazilian and foreign companies on aspects involving banking and insurance regulation, mergers and acquisitions, financing and corporate law, also representing clients in administrative proceedings initiated by Brazilian governmental entities. In addition, Roberto Panucci has acquired solid experience with startups, advising these clients on corporate aspects, compliance, fundraising, among other matters. Before joining Mello Torres, he worked at Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Mattos Filho. His international experience includes working as a foreign associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York.

Roberto Panucci

Practice Areas

Banking, Insurance and Finance
M&A and Private Equity
Insurance, Reinsurance and Private Pension
Startups and Venture Capital


Roberto Panucci earned his bachelor’s degree (LLB equivalent) from the University of São Paulo (2008) and holds a master’s degree in contract law from the University of São Paulo (2014) and an LLM from Columbia University (2015).


Roberto is ranked by the publications Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Chambers Brazil, The Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia.


Member of Brazilian Bar Association (OAB).


Lending and Secured Finance Review (2015 to 2019); Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review (2018 and 2019); Getting the Deal Through – Insurance Litigation (2019);  Possíveis Impactos da Inteligência Artificial nos Seguros (Revista de Direito e as Novas Tecnologias, 2020).