pin Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Francisco Satiro is a Professor of Business Law at São Paulo University (USP) School of Law, the most prestigious Law school in Brazil. He is specialized in corporate finance Law, capital markets regulation and insolvency Law.

Francisco holds a Doctorate and a bachelor`s in Business Law, both from USP School of Law. He has been a visiting professor in various Law schools around the world, like Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico – ITAM, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto in Portugal, and Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London – UK.

From 2011 to 2015, Satiro was appointed by the Ministry of Economy as a member of the National Council of Appeals of the Financial System, the domestic administrative tribunal which decides any appeal against punitive decision from Securities Commission (CVM), Central Bank (BACEN) and Anti-Money Laundry Agency (COAF). He was one of the drafters of the current Brazilian Insolvency Law (11.101/2005), and has been appointed in 2016 by the Ministry of Economy to draft its amendment. He has also been appointed as advisor and Brazilian representative before UNCITRAL Working Groups I (micro, small and medium sized enterprises) and V (Insolvency Law) since 2012.

Francisco is a founding member of Satiro & Ruiz Law Firm, IBR (Institute for studies about enterprise reorganization), and a member of TMA (Turnaround and Management Association), INSOL, ABI (American Bankruptcy Institute) and ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute). He has books and papers published, specially about insolvency and Corporate Finance Law.

  • Francisco Satiro de Souza Jr., Direito, Gestão e Prática: Mercado de Capitais (Saraiva, 2013);
  • Francisco Satiro de Souza Jr. and Paulo Fernando Campos Salles de Toledo, Direito Das Empresas Em Crise: Problemas e soluções (Quartier Latin, 2012);
  • Francisco Satiro de Souza Jr. and S.C.N. Cereztti, ‘Brazil: Superior Court of Justice and Exporters Financing under Reorganization’ (2010) INSOL World: The Quarterly Journal of INSOL International, p. 38