André Thiollier is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice.

André’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, emerging growth and venture financings, and general corporate and business counseling. He represents a variety of clients ranging from late-stage private companies and strategic buyers to venture capital and private equity funds across various industries, including life sciences, technology, financial services, healthcare and outsourcing.

André’s extensive experience in multiple jurisdictions combined with fluency in different languages allows André to better advise clients in cross border transactions, particularly in Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented Clubbi, an online commerce resource for neighborhood markets and grocery stores, in their $4.5 million Series A seed round.
  • Represented BeerorCoffeee, a São Paulo-based flexible office marketplace, in their $10 million Series A round led by Kaszek. 
  • Represented Z1, a Brazilian neobank focused on offering digital accounts and a linked prepaid card to teenagers and young adults, in its $10 million in Series A funding.
  • Represented SafeSpace, a female owned platform for reporting and tracking cases of misconduct in the workplace, in BRL 11 million funding round.
  • Represented Gringo, a Brazilian startup that has built an app aimed at supporting drivers in a variety of ways, in its $8 million new round of funding.
  • Represented Riverwood Capital as lead investor in a $150 million (R$750 million) funding round for Petlove&Co, a São Paulo-based digital platform for products and services for the pet market.
  • Represented Omie, a Brazilian management platform focused on mid-size companies, as they closed a $110M financing (BR 580M) led by Softbank, with additional investment from Riverwood, Dynamo, Velt, Bogari Capital, Hix Capital and Brasil Capital. 
  • Represented Nomad, the fintech that allows Brazilians to open a bank account in the United States digitally, in raising a $20 million Series A round.

Presentations and Publications


  • The University of Chicago (LL.M., 2013)
  • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (LL.B., 2005)


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • California
  • New York
  • Brazil