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Felipe Bonsenso


Felipe is a Partner in CAL’s São Paulo office specialising in aviation law, particularly in regulatory matters and aircraft finance with extensive knowledge of the Brazilian market and the country’s legal framework.

He has assisted several Brazilian and international banks with the development and implementation of structured finance transactions for business and commercial aviation, from simple operating leases to highly complex EETCs (the first and only one for Latin America) and cross-border loans.

Over the last few years he has been deeply involved with corporate jet deals, providing services to an array of clients (individuals, corporations and banks) for the purchase, sale, importation and financing of aeronautical equipment, with more than 50 successful transactions on his portfolio. Felipe has also over 200 commercial aviation (airline) deals on his transaction history.

Felipe is recognised by leading legal directories including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Euromoney Expert Guides for his outstanding practice in transportation and aviation. He is the first Latin American attorney listed as a ‘Rising Star’ by the ‘Airfinance Journal’. Felipe is a Board Member and Director of Regional Outreach of the MAC Protocol Working Group, participating on the UNIDROIT project for development and implementation of an additional protocol to the Cape Town Convention. He is also a Professor of Aviation Law in São Paulo for post-graduate students.

Felipe Bonsenso Veneziano holds a Master’s degree, with distinction, and Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo. His Master’s dissertation was the first academic work in Brazil to thoroughly study the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol.

Tel: +55 (11) 3179 2907

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