Cristiana Moreira


Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
Av. Almirante Barroso, 52
31º andar - Cep: 20031-000
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tel: (55 21) 3824-1079
Fax: (55 21) 2262-5536


Cristiana Moreira has broad experience in real estate transactions in various sectors, such as residential, commercial, hotel, shopping centers, manufacturing, subdivisions, agribusiness and infrastructure.

She advises national and international clients, including the largest real estate developers in Brazil, with particular focus on the legal structure for real estate projects. She is also negotiates contracts typical of the real estate sector, such as purchase and sale, exchange, lease, built-to-suit, sale and lease back, joint ventures for real estate development projects, construction contracts, and security agreements.

Cristiana’s practice includes structured financing transactions in the real estate market, such as real estate investment funds and securitization of real estate receivables.

​The experience acquired in major corporate deals and skill in negotiating complex contracts are also present in BMA’s real estate practice, and BMA has been an active part of the real estate boom in Brazil over recent years. The real estate team advises in all types of real estate transactions, from simple purchases and sales, leases, and security interests in urban properties and rural land to structured projects involving real estate funds and securitization of real estate receivables.

BMA does extensive work in real estate development projects and subdivision of land for residential, commercial and industrial use. BMA’s team assists clients in all phases of their real estate projects, from working out the logistics of a new project to designing and implementing the best legal structure for the project, in a wide range of sectors, such as shopping centers, theme parks, business centers, hospitals and hotels.

The real estate team is frequently cited by legal directories for the excellence of its work and its role in high-profile real estate projects in Brazil.

Founded in 1995, BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão is now one of the foremost law firms in Latin America. BMA’s practice covers all areas of business law, enabling the firm to provide support to Brazilian and international clients in the legal implications of their business activities, taking into account the peculiarities of Brazilian law.

Practice areas include: corporate law, tax law, equity and debt markets, infrastructure, regulatory and government affairs, arbitration and litigation, environmental law, sports and entertainment law, competition law, international trade, employment law, corporate ethics, real estate, and intellectual property.

“Rio-based partner Cristiana Moreira has extensive experience assisting domestic and international clients with complex real estate transactions. She is well known to market sources for her practice in this field and they consider her to be a “very good lawyer” and praise her negotiation skills.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017