Fabiano Deffenti

  • Beachhead Advisor, Brazil

Fabiano Deffenti is a lawyer with extensive experience in cross-border transactions, especially those involving Brazil.

Fabiano Deffenti is admitted to practise in the state of New York (as attorney-at-law), Australia (as a legal practitioner in the states of Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory), in Brazil (as an advogado). In New Zealand, Fabiano has been admitted and is an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Prior to moving to Brazil, Fabiano worked for two of the largest law firms in Australia. He has extensive experience in advising foreign clients on business in cross-border transactions, especially those involving Brazil. Fabiano acts for multinational clients in the formation of joint ventures and the establishment of new operations in different countries, as well in international litigation and arbitrations. 

Fabiano holds a Bachelor of Business (International Business) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology. In addition to his native Portuguese, Fabiano speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Bahasa Indonesia and is currently based in Australia. 

Advisory areas

Business and tax strategies,corporate governance, compliance and anti-corruption advice, International dispute resolution, business licensing and operation analysis, and due diligence.

Sector experience

Agritech, Aviation, Building/Construction, Dairy, Fruit, Government/Defence.


Fabiano has specific experience working in Brazil. 


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