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Alex Hatanaka

Alex Hatanaka


With extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation, Alex specializes in disputes related to financial and capital markets. He represents financial institutions, funds and multinationals, particularly in cross-border and complex commercial litigation, insolvency-related litigation, restructurings and class actions. Alex also assists with administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities Commission and the Central Bank of Brazil. Prior to joining Mattos Filho, Alex served for nearly a decade in senior positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, where he worked with judicial and regulatory disputes and made decisions regarding transactions. He has previously worked at Sidley Austin’s New York office and at Peters and Peters in London. 

Alex is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the INSOL International and Banking Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section.


Bachelor of Laws – Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Bachelor of Business Administration – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

Master of Commercial Laws – Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – London School of Economics and Political Science


Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) – Bankruptcy & Restructuring (2021-2022)

Análise Advocacia 500 – Specialized services (2018)

Best Lawyers – Brazil: Arbitration and Mediation (2020-2021), Global Business: Arbitration and Mediation (2020, 2021-2022)

GRR – Names to Know in Brazil (2020)

Benchmark Litigation (2018-2021)

The Legal 500 – Banking and Finance (2018-2019) and Bankruptcy & Restructuring (2018)

Leaders League – Bankruptcy, Banking, Financial Law: Regulatory and Legal Opinions (2022)

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Ex-diretor jurídico do Merrill Lynch, Hatanaka vira sócio do Mattos Filho

​Ex-diretor jurídico do Merrill Lynch, Hatanaka vira sócio do Mattos Filho

Da redação

Alex Hatanaka é o novo sócio de Contencioso e Arbitragem do escritório Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados.

Ele atuará em processos judiciais e administrativos, arbitragens e negociações pré-litigiosas, com ênfase em conflitos de natureza empresarial e bancária. Hatanaka possui experiência tanto em resolução de disputas, quanto em operações nos mercados financeiro e de capitais.

O advogado veio do banco de investimentos Merrill Lynch, onde era diretor jurídico. Antes disso, ele era do concorrente Goldman Sachs. Hatanaka ainda tem passagens pelo escritório norte-americano Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP e pelo Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados.

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