Rodrigo Monteiro de Castro

Rodrigo Monteiro de Castro is specialized in corporate and business laws, corporate transactions (M&A), capital markets and contracts.

He holds a Master’s degree and a PhD degree in Commercial Law from PUC-SP. MBA from INSPER. Founder and Former Chairman of the Institute of Applied Corporate Law (“Instituto de Direito Societário Aplicado – IDSA”) (2004-2010). Chairman of the “Movimento de Defesa da Advocacia – MDA” and a member of the Organizing Committee of the Brazilian Congress of Commercial Law (“Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Comercial”). Chairman of the Monitoring Committee for the New Brazilian Commercial Code of the São Paulo Bar Association OAB/SP). Professor of Commercial Law at the Mackenzie Presbiterian University. Author of several books and papers and co-author of Bill No 4,303/12 (Sociedade Anônima Simplificada) and Bill No 5,082/16 (Soccer Corporation).

The Foot-Debenture and New Access Routes to the Incentivized Capital Market for Investment in Sports Equipment

The recent Decree 11,498/23, of April 25, 2023, can make new and efficient financing mechanisms for football viable, and mitigates -even partially- a historic misunderstanding.

The theme of this column suggests a dialogue with a text recently published by the general editor of sports at Estadão, journalist Robson Morelli, whose title is "learn to live with the SAF".

Sócrates, Neymar, Galvão Bueno and the Role of Football

One night at dawn in 2009, I got a call around 11:30 pm on a Wednesday. It was the journalist Victor Birner, inviting me to meet him at a bar. Minutes later, I was next to one of the idols of my life-after, obviously, his brother, Raí, the greatest player in the history of São Paulo and PSG.