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Projects — Brazil


Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected full-service firm with leading project finance capabilities. Regularly advises major domestic and international financial institutions on the funding of a variety of energy and natural resources, land and air transportation, as well as sanitation projects. Frequently collaborates with the firm's leading capital markets, tax and litigation departments to provide counsel on multidisciplinary project mandates.

Notable practitioners

Head of the Rio de Janeiro office Maurício Teixeira dos Santos regularly assists leading financial institutions and major companies with complex projects finance mandates involving securities. Santos specialises in projects in the energy and transport sectors. Clients note: "He has broad-ranging expertise in this sector and can manage M&A deals as well as project finance." Peers enthuse: "He is simply an excellent lawyer when it comes to financing."

Partner Karin Yamauti Hatanaka has experience in project finance and structured finance deals involving the energy, sanitation and logistics sectors. Clients enthuse: "Karin knows project finance inside out and makes us feel safe at the negotiating table - it is always good to have her on our side." Another source adds: "She is available 24/7 and has a very pragmatic approach to cases."

About the Team (content provided by Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados)

Cescon Barrieu is recognized as a market leader in project finance in Brazil. The team has advised on groundbreaking transactions, such as the first greenfield limited recourse cross-border project finance, the first non-recourse oil production based project finance, the first cross-border project bond and the first cross-border oil royalty backed bonds. The department favours a pragmatic approach to transactions and constantly seeks to implement projects in a way that best serves our clients’ interests – which oftentimes results in innovative structures.

The team works closely with other practice areas such as corporate, tax, capital markets, environmental, real estate and regulatory to provide valuable multidisciplinary advice in complex projects. The department handles projects in a wide range of industries, such as energy, water and sewage, oil & gas, shipping, toll roads, urban mobility, airports, ports, mining and industrial facilities. Such experience gives unique insights of regulatory developments and trends.

Clients include the world’s largest financial institutions, multilaterals, development banks, export credit agencies, and investment funds as well as the most active sponsors, offtakers, developers and construction companies.

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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading firm with a nationally prominent position in the project finance arena. This top-notch team is often sought out to assist companies with the structuring of PPPs for large infrastructure projects such as airports, highways, railways, ports and waste treatment plants. Noted for its expertise in the raising of funds through derivatives and the issuance of debt.

Notable practitioners

José Virgílio Lopes Enei earns the highest praise for his project finance practice. Clients call him "an ideal partner for the complex financial issues we encounter throughout projects," adding: "He is one of the most qualified project finance lawyers in Brazil." He specialises in PPP agreement and finance deals for sanitation, oil and gas, transport and infrastructure projects. He recently co-led a BRL345 million bridge loan agreement granted by Santander and Bradesco to the Gestamp group to finance a wind power project.

José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior is considered by market interviewees as a "reference" in the project finance arena. His areas of expertise cover banking law and project financings, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. He recently advised Banco do Brasil on the issuance of an BRL831 million loan to the Center West Development Fund for the development of the world's largest industrial park for cellulose production.

Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira specialises in project and structured finance transactions for major companies operating in the mining, transport and logistics industries. Clients highlight Adriano's proactive attitude, saying: "He is a rainmaker who gets things done. He is always coming up with good ideas and finding innovative solutions to our problems."

Mauro Bardawil Penteado actively assists multinationals from the infrastructure and energy sectors with project finance and regulatory issues. Interviewees describe him as "a great lawyer" who "brings a strategic approach to cases."

Founding partner Antonio Meyer enjoys an outstanding reputation and great respect among market interviewees. One peer enthuses: "He is a reference for legal professionals in all areas of law." He has extensive experience advising on complex infrastructure and projects issues.

About the Team (content provided by Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice)

Our role is to facilitate business, thereby helping companies to implement projects, raise funds, interact with government and establish strategic agreements.

We assist investors interested in participating in public bidding and exploring regulated activities through public-private partnerships, concessions, permissions or authorizations. 

We develop innovative solutions for raising funds through such instruments as project finance, derivatives, investment funds, securitizations and issuance of debt. We advise on the structuring of guarantees and collateral for financing by export credit agencies, development banks, and local or foreign financial institutions. 

We specialize in the following sectors:

AIRPORTS

We provide advice on concessions, financing, contracts, and regulatory issues.

HIGHWAYS

We provide advice on public bidding, project finance, contracts and regulatory matters.

RAILWAYS AND LOGISTICS

We have contributed to the modernization of the regulatory model with active participation in discussions with associations and public authorities. 

URBAN MOBILITY AND LOGISTICS

We provide advice to investors in public transport and their bankers, builders, and partners.

PORTS

We have helped to draft the regulation and new model of Brazil's port area and have actively participated in the most significant operations in the sector. 

WATER AND SANITATION

We provide advice on PPPs, concessions, leases of assets, as well as in their acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, and contracts.

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stellar team widely admired for its excellence in the projects arena. Outstanding capabilities assisting clients from the oil and gas, power and telecommunications sectors with all stages of projects including the regulatory, development and financing cycles. Additional expertise representing leading Brazilian and international banks in high-end project finance transactions.

Notable practitioners

Experienced partner Pablo Sorj is an expert on the financing and development of large projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer and an exceptionally competent professional who transmits safety to clients and counterparties." They add: "He is a highly committed lawyer who delivers work of excellent quality and pays a great deal of attention to clients."

Giovani Loss 's expertise in oil and gas projects is widely praised by market interviewees, who note: "He has great technical knowledge, brings his vast experience into deals and remains extremely available to clients." He is also noted for his abilities in representing leading companies in regulatory mandates affecting major energy projects. Loss is qualified to practise in Brazil and New York and has previously worked as an associate at Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston.

Bruno Werneck specialises in national and international infrastructure projects and regularly provides counsel on EPC contracts, PPPs and joint ventures related to energy, water, waste treatment and airport projects. Market sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer" who has "a very business-oriented mindset."

According to clients, Thiago Fernandes Moreira "stands out for his extensive knowledge of EPC contracts, great negotiation skills, constant availability and ability to work swiftly." Another client reports: "He is an extremely dedicated and hands-on lawyer who is always present during critical moments."

About the Team (content provided by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados)

Mattos Filho Projects team provides the following services:

  • Legal advice across the project development cycle;
  • Preparation and negotiation of various infrastructure-related contracts, including Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contracts (EPCs) and joint ventures, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management Contracts (EPCMs), as well as turnkey and built-to-suit, subcontracts, architectural and engineering contracts, and supply contracts;
  • Legal advice related to all phases of infrastructure projects for oil and gas, mining, transportation, sanitation, life sciences, telecommunications, ports, airports, railways, and logistics, among others;
  • Advice on project finance transactions;
  • Advice on infrastructure projects related to public bidding processes and Public-Private Partnerships.

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  • Our team has world-class expertise in relevant legal issues related to various industry sectors, such as oil and gas, energy, construction, mining, logistics, telecommunications, and sanitation. Mattos Filho Infrastructure practice is staffed by experts in these industry sectors who are also experienced in negotiating local and international deals.

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed full-service firm serving as a one-stop shop for all project and infrastructure mandates. Singled out in particular for its outstanding experience in project financings involving syndicated loans and securities. Also active representing clients in litigation arising from projects. Team's enviable client portfolio includes major financial institutions and corporate players from the power, telecommunications and agribusiness industries.

Notable practitioners

Partner Júlio César Bueno is commended for his expertise in construction law, EPC contracts and the structuring of PPPs. He draws praise for his record advising on major hydroelectric and industrial projects. Market sources praise him as "a highly active lawyer and a reference in the field" who "always stands out in any transaction he is working on." Another source adds: "He is an excellent lawyer for construction issues."

Rio-based partner Ricardo Coelho focuses on project finance deals involving the biofuel and oil and gas industries. He offers additional strength in the structuring of PPPs related to the maritime and aviation sectors. One interviewee describes him as "a great lawyer whose work I have the best impression of."

About the Team (content provided by Pinheiro Neto Advogados)

The experience of Pinheiro Neto Advogados in the project finance area originates from its extensive participation in landmark transactions by developing sophisticated funding structures to accommodate the need of complex projects.

In structuring a project finance deal and preparing the transactional documents, our law firm teams up with leading international law firms when necessary. Our team offers particular strengths in handling all regulatory, tax and environmental issues, and is also familiar with state-of-the-art security packages developed for complex projects.

​Our services include:

  • Discussing and devising the basic legal structure for the proposed deal;
  • Structuring the project finance transaction, and providing the necessary support to all areas as structural issues arise;
  • Negotiating and implementing the transaction by drafting the deal contracts and documents.

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Veirano Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice recognised for the strength in the construction and financing of high-profile projects. Often retained for its expertise in energy and transport infrastructure projects by market-leading construction companies and local and international financial institutions. Actively advises underwriters, senior lenders, agents and sponsors in domestic and multi-jurisdictional project finance transactions.

Notable practitioners

Head of the São Paulo department Ana Carolina Barretto frequently advises major financial institutions and companies from the energy, transportation and logistics sectors on project financing deals. She recently acted as Brazilian counsel to Santander on a USD300 million loan to the State of São Paulo for the improvement of a highway.

Partner Pedro Aguiar de Freitas is noted by peers as "a very experienced and intelligent" practitioner who "stands out whenever he is involved in a deal." His past experience as former in-house counsel at major Brazilian construction companies is singled out by market interviewees.

Rio-based partner Robson Goulart Barreto is described by peers as "an excellent and experienced lawyer." He routinely advises on the structuring and financing of telecommunications, logistics and hospitality projects.

About the Team (content provided by Veirano Advogados)

Veirano Advogados has solid experience in infrastructure projects across several sectors of the Brazilian economy. Our multidisciplinary team has expertise in corporate, regulatory, financial, environmental, administrative, real estate, tax, litigation and antitrust law, combined with in-depth knowledge of industry sectors, enabling us to offer innovative thinking and business-oriented assistance to help our clients make safe investment decisions.

Focusing on the development, implementation and financing of projects, the Firm has an extensive track record in dealing with large corporate groups in strategic sectors such as:

  • Airports​
  • Energy
  • Highways
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Ports
  • Railroads
  • Telecommunications

We provide legal advice to investors and concession holders in dealing with Brazilian government agencies regarding licenses, concessions, permits, and authorizations. We also assist clients in assessing investments and business opportunities in Brazil, as well as in monitoring the legal environment for infrastructure projects.

Our attorneys participate in public hearings and proceedings regarding new regulations, offer advice in the structuring and negotiation of construction contracts in various formats – including engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and alliance modes – and provide advisory services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including legal due diligence with requisite expertise in each relevant field of law.

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Pinheiro Guimarães - Projects Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded group recognised for its expertise in project financing, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector. Excellent capabilities in the development and financing of large-scale wind power projects as well as biomass, hydro, nuclear and thermal plants.

Notable practitioners

Partner André Sigelmann is noted for his substantial experience advising on the drafting of commercial agreements and the structuring of project finance transactions related to major wind energy and electricity distribution projects. He has over 20 years of experience operating in this field. Clients say: "He has vast legal knowledge, capably meets tight deadlines and always offers us numerous solutions when solving our problems." They add: "André has a great deal of experience in the drafting of contracts related to projects." Sigelmann is also admitted to practice in New York.

Bruno Lardosa is valued for his know-how in project finance transactions and his past experience working in-house at the IFC. Clients say: "He is well known for his strength advising multilateral banks and institutions on financial transactions."

About the Team (content provided by Pinheiro Guimarães)

Pinheiro Guimarães advises local and international clients in connection with the implementation of infrastructure developments such as oil and gas, power and industrial projects, FPSOs, fixed platforms, pulp and paper plants, pipelines and petrochemical plants.

Pinheiro Guimarães was involved in some of the most important power projects developed in Brazil to date, including the Itaipu Hydro Power Plant, then the largest (now the second largest) hydro power plant in the world. Pinheiro Guimarães was also involved in the Angra II nuclear power plant project.

Pinheiro Guimarães provides legal advice in respect of all aspects of the development of a project, including assistance in devising the most appropriate structure for the project (corporate, regulatory and tax-wise), assistance in connection with tax incentives, drafting and negotiating corporate documents, drafting and negotiating project agreements (including EPC, supply, offtake and O&M contracts) and financing agreements and assistance in connection with regulatory matters (including environmental licensing and foreign exchange-related registrations).

Recently, Pinheiro Guimarães assisted EDP - Energias do Brasil in connection with its participation in an auction for transmission lines concessions, including the drafting and negotiation of the equipment supply and EPC contracts. EDP was awarded concessions for approximately 1,200 km, representing investments of around R$ 3 billion.


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Stocche Forbes Advogados - Projects Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputed for its capabilities in project finance, notably in the power sector with experience advising on distribution, transmission and generation projects. Considerable strength in drafting commercial agreements and providing counsel on the regulatory aspects of transactions. Additionally negotiates financing agreements for oil and gas, mining and telecommunications projects.

Notable practitioners

Highly respected founding partner Guilherme de Figueiredo Forbes has over 15 years of experience advising major construction companies and financial institutions on high-end transactions related to infrastructure and real estate projects. Interviewees describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is extremely business-oriented and works proactively to get the deal through." They add: "He stands out for his experience and quick-thinking ability to find creative solutions for the complex problems we encounter in large-scale projects."

Miriam Fernanda Macagnan Signor routinely advises domestic and international financial institutions and corporations on project finance. Clients praise her as "an excellent and detail-oriented lawyer" who is known for her "legal knowledge, availability and work of the highest quality." They add: "She provides great client service and proactively helped us to find the best possible corporate and contractual structure for a major project finance transaction."

Frederico Moura offers experience in projects finance transactions involving loan agreements and securities offerings. He has experience in both conventional and non-conventional energy projects. Clients enthuse: "He is very active in structured debts, capital markets and the financing of projects, providing excellent service, total availability and working very efficiently." Moura previously worked as an international associate at Proskauer Rose in New York.

About the Team (content provided by Stocche Forbes Advogados)

Stocche Forbes has a team dedicated to the structuring, development and financing of infrastructure, industrial and real estate projects.

Our team has participated in project finance transactions involving structured financing, domestic transactions based on BNDES on lending or guarantees, financings by other Brazilian agencies such as Fundo da Marinha Mercante, as well as local and foreign capital market deals (including project bonds), and funding through multilaterals, export credit agencies and other international lenders.

We also have a strong track record in project development, covering corporate structuring such as joint ventures, as well as the drafting and negotiation of underlying agreements such as EPCs, offtake agreements, supply agreements and other contractual arrangements required for large projects.

Our Project Finance and Infrastructure Team works in coordination with the firm’s tax, environmental, real estate and labor departments to ensure all angles of any project are adequately covered.

We also rely on our expertise in in public law and regulations, which have a material impact on any relevant infrastructure project in Brazil, and have extensive experience in advising local and foreign companies in participating in public tender processes.

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Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown - Projects Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm routinely assisting major financial institutions and multinationals with the full cycle of large-scale infrastructure and oil and gas projects. Comprehensive experience in the development, construction and financing of highways, railways and ports as well as a myriad energy generation projects. Renowned for its expertise in cross-border finance transactions due to its association with Mayer Brown.

Notable practitioners

Partner Eduardo Lima frequently provides counsel to sponsors, lenders and government agencies on the development, financing and restructuring of infrastructure and energy assets such as railways, ports, airports, power plants and transmission lines. Clients endorse him as "a very impressive transactional lawyer" who "in a challenging business environment showed experience and conducted the transaction in a productive and pro-deal manner." They add: "He is a true deal maker who is fully involved in our cases and finds solutions to our problems."

Experienced partner Bruno Francisco Cabral Aurélio is recognised for his expertise advising on bidding processes, privatisations and the structuring of PPPs related to ports, shopping centres and waste treatment plants. He offers clients significant knowledge of both administrative and infrastructure law.

Managing partner Alexandre Chequer is well known for his expertise in the oil and gas industry and remains highly active in M&A, joint ventures and the development of upstream, midstream and downstream projects. He is additionally noted for his experience advising on heavy industries and LNG projects as well as his long-standing track record advising on projects in Angola.

Up-and-coming partner Luis Montes regularly assists financial institutions with the financing of energy and large-scale infrastructure projects. Clients say: "We are very happy with his work and would highlight the strength of his legal knowledge."

About the Team (content provided by Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown)

Tauil & Chequer Advogados has one of the strongest combined domestic and cross-border infrastructure practices and is the adviser of choice for innovative projects in Brazil and Latin America. The firm has experience and tradition in projects involving ports, highways, railroads, power, oil, gas, pipelines, water, real estate and telecommunications.

We help clients with: Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships – projects involving public and private entities related to the design, construction, financing, operation and/or maintenance of existing or new infrastructure assets; Infrastructure Financing/Projects – financing and development of new infrastructure projects, and; Infrastructure Funds – formation of the infrastructure funds that invest in these assets and most any other infrastructure-related activity.

Our multidisciplinary approach brings together teams of lawyers in such areas as finance and securitization, government regulatory, corporate and securities, real estate, tax, private equity and infrastructure funds to serve the range of client needs in this area.

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Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados - Projects Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected boutique with long-standing experience in large infrastructure projects. Routinely provides counsel on a range of public law issues such as the modelling and financing of large-scale infrastructure projects, producing studies on the viability of projects and public concession agreements. Advises clients across the waste treatment, transport and power industries.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees describe founding partner Massami Uyeda Junior as "the sort of lawyer that gives you confidence when he is involved." They add: "He is a dynamic lawyer who is experienced in complex negotiations and has a masterful knowledge of public concessions and PPP legislation. His previous experience as in-house counsel in this sector provides him with a valuable understanding of both business and finance."

Name partner Sami Sobrinho Arap has an array of corporate experience, having worked in large construction and telecommunications companies. He focuses on infrastructure projects, M&A and strategic litigation, but also provides clients with general corporate advice and assistance in the field of ports.

About the Team (content provided by Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados)

The Firm's Infrastructure Projects & Public Law department provides assistance in the modeling of infrastructure projects relating to public utilities, bid procedures, administrative contracts, concessions and public and private partnership (PPP); administrative law, public budget and regulatory matters relating to transportation (roads, railways, ports and airports), water and sewage services, power generation, oil and gas, telecom, mining, logistics and others. 

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Azevedo Sette Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed practice group particularly highlighted for its capabilities in infrastructure projects. Advises clients in the civil construction and waste industries on bidding processes and on strategic and regulatory matters. Particularly active assisting with projects in Minas Gerais where the firm has an office.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe partner Frederico Bopp Dieterich as "an excellent professional for projects-related corporate and administrative law." They add: "He is an intelligent and well-qualified lawyer who is active in the market." He focuses on the structuring of PPPs and project finance transactions.

About the Team (content provided by Azevedo Sette Advogados)

Azevedo Sette Advogados combines its tradition of 50 years in provide legal advice to civil construction, mining, telecommunications, software, financial companies involved in administrative proceedings in general with its vast experience in public bid tenders, concessions, privatizations, regulation and public/private partnerships, making the firm one of the best known for Public Law in the country, in light of its extensive experience in legal advice for major projects in several states in Brazil and other countries, representing clients in administrative proceedings and lawsuits. 

The team is business oriented, with a hands-on approach; legal assistance to foreign and local companies; is highly skilled, qualified and team works closely with the client, with its associates and counsels. The team has also a vast experience in the area of public procurement, privatization, project finance, regulatory, administrative contracts, concessions and PPPs - Public-Private Partnerships. 

The firm had the chance to participate in most of the relevant infrastructure projects in Brazil, assisting both the private sector and the public administration. We count with multiple offices across Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Goiânia, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo); national and international recognition. 

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Dias Carneiro Advogados - Projects Department

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What the team is known for Respected for its solid track record assisting clients with domestic and cross-border project finance and debt restructuring mandates. Notable strength in the issuance of project bonds in the energy and telecommunications sectors, particularly in relation to renewable energy and ethanol projects. Team has experience advising both Chinese and Spanish development and investment banks.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Thiago Vallandro Flores regularly advises major financial institutions and corporations on cross-border loans and debt restructurings related to projects. He also offers vast experience in banking and private equity matters. Clients describe him as "an excellent partner who is very responsive and works well under pressure." Another source adds: "He is a very strong project finance lawyer for oil and gas projects."

Name partner Ricardo Sanches concentrates on the structuring of high-end project finance deals. Market sources describe him as "a highly qualified professional who consistently performs well in the market." They add: "He is a very capable project finance lawyer."

Gustavo Junqueira advises multilateral organisations and financial institutions on the debt restructuring and financing of energy, port, telecommunications and mining projects. He also has experience in international trade, corporate finance and M&A.

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Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel - Projects Department

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What the team is known for Robust team highly focused on the infrastructure and energy and natural resources sectors. Noted track record advising on the financing of major oil and gas and power projects such as transmission lines, power plants and deepwater drilling rigs. Significant experience providing counsel on bidding processes, construction matters and the acquisition of infrastructure assets.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Paulo Valois Pires is admired for his long-standing experience advising national and international oil companies and financial institutions on major oil and gas projects. He is also noted for his extensive track record providing counsel on tenders promoted by the National Petroleum Agency related to the divestment of onshore and offshore blocks. Clients note: "He immediately connects with and earns the trust of senior oil and gas executives as he speaks their language." Valois speaks French and Spanish and is admitted to practice in both Brazil and Portugal.

Rogério Sobral de Miranda is well regarded for his extensive experience advising on contractual agreements and project finance transactions related to the energy and oil and gas sectors. Clients say: "He is an excellent professional with great interpersonal skills and is able to analyse our issues from multiple angles." They add: "He has a unique knowledge of the oil and gas industry in Brazil and is very strong on the regulatory side."

Rio-based department head Guilherme Guerra D'Arriaga Schmidt has proven experience advising clients on the regulatory aspects affecting infrastructure projects. He also handles arbitration related to corporate and tax matters.

About the Team (content provided by Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel)

The development of projects in natural resources and infrastructure is one of the key practice areas of Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel. Its partners have been involved in projects for the financing of giant oil and gas fields located in ultra-deep waters of the Santos and Campos Basins and in several projects for the development of the Pre-Salt Cluster, as well as projects which have arisen under the Gas Law in Brazil. Lately, the firm has also been involved in diversified projects covering the generation of power through renewable sources and the construction of transmission lines.


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Tozzini Freire Advogados - Projects Department

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What the team is known for Frequently advises multilateral agencies, national and international investors and sponsors on project finance transactions related to the infrastructure sector. Substantial experience structuring a number of project-related contracts such as EPC and O&M agreements. Client portfolio includes major companies from the power, construction and oil and gas sectors.

Notable practitioners

Department co-ordinator Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra is well known for his comprehensive knowledge of financial structures to fund large-scale infrastructure projects. He advises foreign clients on inbound investments involving a variety of credit facilities and securities products.

Head of the energy practice Pedro Seraphim is active in the structuring of commercial agreements and regulatory mandates related to renewable energy and power projects. Market sources describe him as "a very dedicated and active lawyer who specialises in combustion and wind energy projects." They add: "He is a great lawyer who is intelligent, articulate and has a strategic vision of the energy market."

About the Team (content provided by Tozzini Freire Advogados)

Our infrastructure team is a multidisciplinary group of lawyers with a unique and comprehensive understanding of the sector, who are prepared to assist clients with diverse needs. The team collaborates with several different practice areas and industry groups within the firm, including project finance, an area in which the firm has much experience.

Thanks to industry specialization and the dynamic structure provided by a multidisciplinary approach, our lawyers are fully prepared to provide legal services in the sectors covered by the several development plans sponsored by the Brazilian Federal Government, such as the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) and the Logistics Investment Program (PIL).

We have worked on highly complex projects and on the development of innovative structures that have become a standard in the Brazilian legal market. Our teams participated actively in the first privatization operations in Brazil, as well as in federal and state-wide concession programs. Since then, we have continued to advise on some of the most significant operations in the areas of transport and logistics (airports, ports, roads and railways), energy, oil and gas, water and sewage, and telecommunications, among others.



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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados - Projects Department

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What the team is known for Respected team regularly advising on the drafting and negotiation of supply contracts for clients in the transport, water treatment and oil and gas sectors, with noted experience in EPC and lease equipment agreements. Additional expertise advising on the development of mining projects.

Notable practitioners

Head of infrastructure Daniel Duarte Gomes Soares has extensive experience representing major Brazilian and international companies in civil construction, waste treatment and oil and gas projects. He specialises in turnkey and EPC agreements. Clients describe him as "an amazing lawyer who is extremely frank and objective." They add: "He is always available, vastly experienced and truly interested in understanding our business."

Highly regarded energy and natural resources expert Isabel Lustosa is lauded by market commentators for her expertise in power generation and transmission projects. She is extremely well versed in the regulatory framework applicable to electricity projects.

Associate-to-watch Rafael Kasiarz is "an extremely professional and proactive lawyer," according to clients. One source adds: "He came up with an excellent solution for one of our problems which our previous lawyers had not been able to solve." They go on to say: "He is practical, works very swiftly and understands exactly what we need."

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Ulhôa Canto is recognized for the implementation of infrastructure projects in transportation, oil and gas, telecommunications, energy, petrochemicals, mining and steel, among other sectors. Our Projects Department is focused on the documental analysis and all the legal aspects, including corporate, foreign exchange and tax aspects, preparation of all legal instruments in connection with the development and operation of industrial facilities, including Engineering, Procurement and Constructions (EPC), Operation and Maintenance (O&M) agreements, and others related to specific activities such as Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in the energy sector. Our team of lawyers is fully committed and dedicated to address all technical, financial and commercial issues concerning infrastructure projects, working closely with other professionals involved in order to produce legal documents that are adequate and consistent with the needs of the project.

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Aroeira Salles Advogados - Projects Department

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What the team is known for Assists leading construction companies with complex infrastructure projects such as major stadiums, airports, metros, highways and power plants. Valued for its experience providing counsel on all stages of a project including conception, bidding and construction, as well as operation and closure. Firm recently inaugurated its London office. Partners Alexandre Aroeira Salles and Patrícia Guercio Teixeira Delage are the key client contacts.

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Barros Pimentel, Alcantara Gil e Rodriguez Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced team known for its handling of EPC and turnkey agreements, as well as concession agreements such as PPP. Represents companies in the energy, construction and logistics sectors. Advises on the full life-cycle of projects including the planning, financing and implementation phases.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Caio Farah Rodriguez is reputed for his experience assisting clients with commercial agreements, joint ventures and PPPs involving the regulated industries. He is also noted for his knowledge of infrastructure and administrative law. Clients describe him as "one of the most complete lawyers in Brazil - he offers extensive legal knowledge, unique negotiation abilities and international experience which enables him to lead complex multi-jurisdictional cases."

Vinicius Vargas regularly provides counsel on contracts and project finance issues related to the technology, telecommunications and water industries. Clients note: "During a board meeting regarding the main aspects of a PPP deal, he delivered an extremely thorough presentation and left our board members with an excellent impression."

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BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established team with noted involvement in project financing across a range of sectors. Frequently advises clients from the energy, banking, maritime logistics and construction industries on the financing of major projects. Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto is the key client contact.

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Demarest Advogados - Projects Department

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What the team is known for Assists with major engineering projects related to the transportation, logistics, sanitation and energy sectors. Well equipped to represent clients in both transactional and consultancy mandates. Often collaborates with the firm's respected banking, capital markets and real estate arms to advise on all project stages. Heads of department Andoni Hernández, Thiago Sandim and Paulo Dantas are the key client contacts.

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Aware of the strategic importance of this segment for the sustainable development of the country, Demarest’s Infrastructure department works on heavy engineering projects, such as transportation and logistics (airports, ports, freeways, waterways, railways, urban mobility), sanitation, energy, etc.

We offer our clients updated and structured solutions, as well as assist them in identifying and mitigating the risks involved in all steps of the development cycle and business implementation. We also provide the following services:

  • Advice on and negotiation of bids, public procurement contracts, permits, authorizations, concessions and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP);
  • Assistance in the structuring and negotiation of projects on power generation, transmission and distribution;
  • Assistance in all regulatory aspects involving infrastructure.

Together with other Demarest’s specialized areas, the Infrastructure department fully meets our clients needs in all legal aspects of their projects (bidding, administrative, contract, commercial, banking, finance, corporate, tax, labor and employment, environmental, land administration, real estate and other matters.​

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Faveret | Lampert Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished boutique practice assisting important corporate players with complex infrastructure and logistics projects in the port, mining, energy generation and oil and gas sectors. Particularly noted for the extensive in-house experience of its partners.

Notable practitioners

Clients commend name partner José Roberto Faveret Cavalcanti as "an extremely well-prepared lawyer with great legal knowledge." They add: "He is a hands-on and creative lawyer with extensive experience working with both public and private companies." He is particularly active advising energy companies on oil and gas projects.

Founding partner Claudio Lampert has extensive experience providing counsel to major construction and petrochemical companies on the financing of projects. He is also noted for his expertise in a variety of commercial agreements. Clients describe him as "a very proactive lawyer who is always one step ahead in identifying solutions for present and future problems." They add: "He works in an innovative manner with an enormous sense of urgency and a great understanding of how to overcome deadlocks in negotiations."

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Lefosse Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Assists a variety of clients hailing from the energy, transport and banking sectors with all manner of project structuring. Team is complemented by the firm's strong corporate, M&A and capital markets offerings.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Eduardo Soares is frequently active in structured project finance deals for infrastructure and power projects. Market sources describe him as "a highly active lawyer" who is "very experienced in electric energy projects."

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Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected public law boutique highly specialised in the regulatory issues related to projects. Vast knowledge of concession contracts such as PPPs related to the education, health and transport sectors. Also noted for its expertise advising on contractual matters involving metro lines, airports and waste treatment plants.

Notable practitioners

Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto draws praise for his expertise in public law and the structuring of PPPs. Clients describe him as "the best administrative lawyer in Brazil" and "a problem solver." They add: "He has been performing a key role in the Brazilian infrastructure sector and actively presents new solutions before the regulatory agencies."

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Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International) - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service offering noted for its capabilities advising on renewable energy, biofuel and oil and gas projects. Regularly advises on the divestment of power and natural gas assets as well as on the development of port terminals, coke plants and life sciences projects.

Notable practitioners

Partner José Roberto Martins assists major companies and financial institutions on privatisations and concessions related to power, natural gas and infrastructure projects. He also offers expertise in PPPs in the telecommunications, transportation and sanitation sectors. Clients report: "He played an extremely important role in our projects by proposing alternative structures and providing counsel on related tax and regulatory issues."

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Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises domestic and foreign companies on a wide range of infrastructure-related mandates such as EPC contracts, PPPs and project finance. Notably active in the development of renewable energy as well as air and land transportation projects. Marcos Pulino and Milana Martins are the key client contacts.

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LACAZ MARTINS, PEREIRA NETO, GUREVICH - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well regarded for its experience advising on construction and sanitation projects. Additionally noted for its capabilities in the tax and real estate spheres.

Notable practitioners

Name partner Eduardo Isaias Gurevich has a wealth of knowledge in infrastructure project. He routinely advises clients on the financing and the administrative law aspects of projects.

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Lobo de Rizzo Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established track record assisting both lenders and borrowers with the financing of infrastructure projects. Client portfolio includes major financial institutions and multilateral organisations.

Notable practitioners

Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli advises major financial institutions and multilateral development agencies on project finance deals involving debt securities. Clients enthuse: "He worked in an extremely efficient and thorough manner on a debt restructuring deal related to project finance." They add: "He is a detail-oriented lawyer who never lets us down."

Clients describe Rodnei Iazzetta as "a highly knowledgeable and up-to-date professional who works swiftly on our demands and is always available to help." They add: "He displayed a deep legal knowledge of issues related to the regulation of the electric sector and the structuring of PPPs." He draws on his comprehensive knowledge of administrative law to advise on projects.

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Motta Fernandes Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Provides clients with a variety of services connected to infrastructure projects, including the drafting and negotiation of various construction agreements. Team also advises clients on project financings. Michael Altit is the key client contact.

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Porto Lauand Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact team with experience assisting major companies from the construction, paper and bioethanol sectors with infrastructure projects. Well qualified to advise on the full range of project issues such as project finance, construction contracts and the structuring of large-scale PPPs.

Notable practitioners

Rodrigo Porto Lauand is the key client contact.

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Siqueira Castro - Advogados - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Multidisciplinary team representing some of the biggest players in the oil and gas and construction industries. Noted for its strong regulatory practice and focus on infrastructure projects. Also acknowledged for its ability to counsel on the full life-cycle of energy, transportation and telecommunications projects. Partner Fernando Villela is a key client contact.

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Many large national and international corporations put their trust in our Firm when they decide to start new and expensive projects. We have a multidisciplinary team that is highly specialized in every step of the project, so we can be present since the definition of the proper strategy of implementation until the finalization of the implementation of the project. Our partners are not only very business oriented, always aiming to find the best and less costly solution for every case, but also very hands on, being personally present in every stage of the project so we can overcome the usual difficulties that may appear during the whole process.

In order to accomplish that, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team, comprised by partners and associates from our Regulatory, Environmental, Corporate/M&A, Labour and IP departments. It allows us to provide boutique-like legal services, with lawyers specialized in different sectors of the economy, such as: Energy, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Telecommunication, Real State, etc.

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Senior Statesperson

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Antonio Meyer enjoys an outstanding reputation and great respect among market interviewees. One peer enthuses: "He is a reference for legal professionals in all areas of law." He has extensive experience advising on complex infrastructure and projects issues.  

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Júlio César Bueno

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Júlio César Bueno is commended for his expertise in construction law, EPC contracts and the structuring of PPPs. He draws praise for his record advising on major hydroelectric and industrial projects. Market sources praise him as "a highly active lawyer and a reference in the field" who "always stands out in any transaction he is working on." Another source adds: "He is an excellent lawyer for construction issues." 

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Guilherme de Figueiredo Forbes

Stocche Forbes Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Highly respected founding partner Guilherme de Figueiredo Forbes has over 15 years of experience advising major construction companies and financial institutions on high-end transactions related to infrastructure and real estate projects. Interviewees describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is extremely business-oriented and works proactively to get the deal through." They add: "He stands out for his experience and quick-thinking ability to find creative solutions for the complex problems we encounter in large-scale projects." 

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José Virgílio Lopes Enei

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Global guide

José Virgílio Lopes Enei earns the highest praise for his project finance practice. Clients call him "an ideal partner for the complex financial issues we encounter throughout projects," adding: "He is one of the most qualified project finance lawyers in Brazil." He specialises in PPP agreement and finance deals for sanitation, oil and gas, transport and infrastructure projects. He recently co-led a BRL345 million bridge loan agreement granted by Santander and Bradesco to the Gestamp group to finance a wind power project. 

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José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Global guide

José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior is considered by market interviewees as a "reference" in the project finance arena. His areas of expertise cover banking law and project financings, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. He recently advised Banco do Brasil on the issuance of an BRL831 million loan to the Center West Development Fund for the development of the world's largest industrial park for cellulose production. 

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Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza

Souza, Mello e Torres

From the Chambers Global guide

Deeply respected Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza of Souza, Mello e Torres expertly represents major financial institutions and investors in a range of project finance and structured finance transactions in the oil and gas sector. He also has an extensive track record providing counsel on the development and financing of airports, railways and ports. Peers note that "he is a renowned name on the financing side of the market" who has "a great history in this field."

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga

From the Chambers Global guide

Experienced partner Pablo Sorj is an expert on the financing and development of large projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer and an exceptionally competent professional who transmits safety to clients and counterparties." They add: "He is a highly committed lawyer who delivers work of excellent quality and pays a great deal of attention to clients." 

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Ana Carolina Barretto

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the São Paulo department Ana Carolina Barretto frequently advises major financial institutions and companies from the energy, transportation and logistics sectors on project financing deals. She recently acted as Brazilian counsel to Santander on a USD300 million loan to the State of São Paulo for the improvement of a highway. 

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Daniel Duarte Gomes Soares

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of infrastructure Daniel Duarte Gomes Soares has extensive experience representing major Brazilian and international companies in civil construction, waste treatment and oil and gas projects. He specialises in turnkey and EPC agreements. Clients describe him as "an amazing lawyer who is extremely frank and objective." They add: "He is always available, vastly experienced and truly interested in understanding our business." 

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Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Eduardo Lima frequently provides counsel to sponsors, lenders and government agencies on the development, financing and restructuring of infrastructure and energy assets such as railways, ports, airports, power plants and transmission lines. Clients endorse him as "a very impressive transactional lawyer" who "in a challenging business environment showed experience and conducted the transaction in a productive and pro-deal manner." They add: "He is a true deal maker who is fully involved in our cases and finds solutions to our problems." 

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Pinheiro Guimarães

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner André Sigelmann is noted for his substantial experience advising on the drafting of commercial agreements and the structuring of project finance transactions related to major wind energy and electricity distribution projects. He has over 20 years of experience operating in this field. Clients say: "He has vast legal knowledge, capably meets tight deadlines and always offers us numerous solutions when solving our problems." They add: "André has a great deal of experience in the drafting of contracts related to projects." Sigelmann is also admitted to practice in New York.

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Maurício Teixeira dos Santos

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the Rio de Janeiro office Maurício Teixeira dos Santos regularly assists leading financial institutions and major companies with complex projects finance mandates involving securities. Santos specialises in projects in the energy and transport sectors. Clients note: "He has broad-ranging expertise in this sector and can manage M&A deals as well as project finance." Peers enthuse: "He is simply an excellent lawyer when it comes to financing."

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Massami Uyeda Junior

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees describe founding partner Massami Uyeda Junior as "the sort of lawyer that gives you confidence when he is involved." They add: "He is a dynamic lawyer who is experienced in complex negotiations and has a masterful knowledge of public concessions and PPP legislation. His previous experience as in-house counsel in this sector provides him with a valuable understanding of both business and finance."

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Thiago Vallandro Flores

Dias Carneiro Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Thiago Vallandro Flores regularly advises major financial institutions and corporations on cross-border loans and debt restructurings related to projects. He also offers vast experience in banking and private equity matters. Clients describe him as "an excellent partner who is very responsive and works well under pressure." Another source adds: "He is a very strong project finance lawyer for oil and gas projects." 

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Pedro Aguiar de Freitas

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Pedro Aguiar de Freitas is noted by peers as "a very experienced and intelligent" practitioner who "stands out whenever he is involved in a deal." His past experience as former in-house counsel at major Brazilian construction companies is singled out by market interviewees. 

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Rio-based partner Ricardo Coelho focuses on project finance deals involving the biofuel and oil and gas industries. He offers additional strength in the structuring of PPPs related to the maritime and aviation sectors. One interviewee describes him as "a great lawyer whose work I have the best impression of." 

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Caio Farah Rodriguez

Barros Pimentel, Alcantara Gil e Rodriguez Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Caio Farah Rodriguez is reputed for his experience assisting clients with commercial agreements, joint ventures and PPPs involving the regulated industries. He is also noted for his knowledge of infrastructure and administrative law. Clients describe him as "one of the most complete lawyers in Brazil - he offers extensive legal knowledge, unique negotiation abilities and international experience which enables him to lead complex multi-jurisdictional cases." 

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José Roberto Faveret Cavalcanti

Faveret | Lampert Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients commend name partner José Roberto Faveret Cavalcanti as "an extremely well-prepared lawyer with great legal knowledge." They add: "He is a hands-on and creative lawyer with extensive experience working with both public and private companies." He is particularly active advising energy companies on oil and gas projects. 

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Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra

Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-ordinator Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra is well known for his comprehensive knowledge of financial structures to fund large-scale infrastructure projects. He advises foreign clients on inbound investments involving a variety of credit facilities and securities products.

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga

From the Chambers Global guide

Giovani Loss's expertise in oil and gas projects is widely praised by market interviewees, who note: "He has great technical knowledge, brings his vast experience into deals and remains extremely available to clients." He is also noted for his abilities in representing leading companies in regulatory mandates affecting major energy projects. Loss is qualified to practise in Brazil and New York and has previously worked as an associate at Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston. 

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Maurício Portugal Ribeiro

Portugal Ribeiro Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Maurício Portugal Ribeiro of Portugal Ribeiro Advogados focuses on the regulatory and administrative aspects of infrastructure projects, including concession contracts. One client endorses him as "a truly great lawyer who I highly recommend."

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Dias Carneiro Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Name partner Ricardo Sanches concentrates on the structuring of high-end project finance deals. Market sources describe him as "a highly qualified professional who consistently performs well in the market." They add: "He is a very capable project finance lawyer."  

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Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Global guide

Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira specialises in project and structured finance transactions for major companies operating in the mining, transport and logistics industries. Clients highlight Adriano's proactive attitude, saying: "He is a rainmaker who gets things done. He is always coming up with good ideas and finding innovative solutions to our problems." 

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Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the energy practice Pedro Seraphim is active in the structuring of commercial agreements and regulatory mandates related to renewable energy and power projects. Market sources describe him as "a very dedicated and active lawyer who specialises in combustion and wind energy projects." They add: "He is a great lawyer who is intelligent, articulate and has a strategic vision of the energy market."

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Paulo Valois Pires

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Paulo Valois Pires is admired for his long-standing experience advising national and international oil companies and financial institutions on major oil and gas projects. He is also noted for his extensive track record providing counsel on tenders promoted by the National Petroleum Agency related to the divestment of onshore and offshore blocks. Clients note: "He immediately connects with and earns the trust of senior oil and gas executives as he speaks their language." Valois speaks French and Spanish and is admitted to practice in both Brazil and Portugal. 

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Bruno Werneck specialises in national and international infrastructure projects and regularly provides counsel on EPC contracts, PPPs and joint ventures related to energy, water, waste treatment and airport projects. Market sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer" who has "a very business-oriented mindset." 

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Karin Yamauti Hatanaka

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Karin Yamauti Hatanaka has experience in project finance and structured finance deals involving the energy, sanitation and logistics sectors. Clients enthuse: "Karin knows project finance inside out and makes us feel safe at the negotiating table - it is always good to have her on our side." Another source adds: "She is available 24/7 and has a very pragmatic approach to cases." 

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Sami Sobrinho Arap

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Name partner Sami Sobrinho Arap has an array of corporate experience, having worked in large construction and telecommunications companies. He focuses on infrastructure projects, M&A and strategic litigation, but also provides clients with general corporate advice and assistance in the field of ports. 

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Mauro Bardawil Penteado

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Global guide

Mauro Bardawil Penteado actively assists multinationals from the infrastructure and energy sectors with project finance and regulatory issues. Interviewees describe him as "a great lawyer" who "brings a strategic approach to cases."

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Frederico Bopp Dieterich

Azevedo Sette Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients describe partner Frederico Bopp Dieterich as "an excellent professional for projects-related corporate and administrative law." They add: "He is an intelligent and well-qualified lawyer who is active in the market." He focuses on the structuring of PPPs and project finance transactions. 

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Band 4

Bruno Francisco Cabral Aurélio

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

From the Chambers Global guide

Experienced partner Bruno Francisco Cabral Aurélio is recognised for his expertise advising on bidding processes, privatisations and the structuring of PPPs related to ports, shopping centres and waste treatment plants. He offers clients significant knowledge of both administrative and infrastructure law.  

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Alexandre Chequer

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Alexandre Chequer is well known for his expertise in the oil and gas industry and remains highly active in M&A, joint ventures and the development of upstream, midstream and downstream projects. He is additionally noted for his experience advising on heavy industries and LNG projects as well as his long-standing track record advising on projects in Angola.

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Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Fabrizio de Oliveira Sasdelli advises major financial institutions and multilateral development agencies on project finance deals involving debt securities. Clients enthuse: "He worked in an extremely efficient and thorough manner on a debt restructuring deal related to project finance." They add: "He is a detail-oriented lawyer who never lets us down."

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Band 4

Heloisa Ferreira Andrade Scaramucci

Scaramucci Aronne Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Heloisa Ferreira Andrade Scaramucci of Scaramucci Aronne Advogados has substantial experience advising on contractual agreements and project finance transactions related to the oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. She is also noted for her track record in the structuring of greenfield and brownfield projects.

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Robson Goulart Barreto

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Rio-based partner Robson Goulart Barreto is described by peers as "an excellent and experienced lawyer." He routinely advises on the structuring and financing of telecommunications, logistics and hospitality projects. 

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Band 4

Guilherme Guerra D'Arriaga Schmidt

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

From the Chambers Global guide

Rio-based department head Guilherme Guerra D'Arriaga Schmidt has proven experience advising clients on the regulatory aspects affecting infrastructure projects. He also handles arbitration related to corporate and tax matters. 

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Band 4

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients describe Rodnei Iazzetta as "a highly knowledgeable and up-to-date professional who works swiftly on our demands and is always available to help." They add: "He displayed a deep legal knowledge of issues related to the regulation of the electric sector and the structuring of PPPs." He draws on his comprehensive knowledge of administrative law to advise on projects.  

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Band 4

Faveret | Lampert Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Claudio Lampert has extensive experience providing counsel to major construction and petrochemical companies on the financing of projects. He is also noted for his expertise in a variety of commercial agreements. Clients describe him as "a very proactive lawyer who is always one step ahead in identifying solutions for present and future problems." They add: "He works in an innovative manner with an enormous sense of urgency and a great understanding of how to overcome deadlocks in negotiations."   

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Band 4

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Highly regarded energy and natural resources expert Isabel Lustosa is lauded by market commentators for her expertise in power generation and transmission projects. She is extremely well versed in the regulatory framework applicable to electricity projects. 

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Band 4

José Roberto Martins

Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International)

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner José Roberto Martins assists major companies and financial institutions on privatisations and concessions related to power, natural gas and infrastructure projects. He also offers expertise in PPPs in the telecommunications, transportation and sanitation sectors. Clients report: "He played an extremely important role in our projects by proposing alternative structures and providing counsel on related tax and regulatory issues." 

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Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto draws praise for his expertise in public law and the structuring of PPPs. Clients describe him as "the best administrative lawyer in Brazil" and "a problem solver." They add: "He has been performing a key role in the Brazilian infrastructure sector and actively presents new solutions before the regulatory agencies."

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Band 4

Lefosse Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Eduardo Soares is frequently active in structured project finance deals for infrastructure and power projects. Market sources describe him as "a highly active lawyer" who is "very experienced in electric energy projects."

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Rogério Sobral de Miranda

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

From the Chambers Global guide

Rogério Sobral de Miranda is well regarded for his extensive experience advising on contractual agreements and project finance transactions related to the energy and oil and gas sectors. Clients say: "He is an excellent professional with great interpersonal skills and is able to analyse our issues from multiple angles." They add: "He has a unique knowledge of the oil and gas industry in Brazil and is very strong on the regulatory side." 

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Leonardo Toledo da Silva

Toledo, Marchetti e Oliveira Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Leonardo Toledo da Silva of Toledo, Marchetti e Oliveira Advogados advises on the drafting and negotiation of engineering contracts related to infrastructure projects. He is also recognised for his project finance capabilities related to railway, road and port terminals as well as water treatment projects. Clients say: "He comes up with practical solutions for complex problems related to construction contracts." They add: "He is an experienced professional who has in-depth knowledge of EPC and concession contracts."

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Band 4

Barros Pimentel, Alcantara Gil e Rodriguez Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Vinicius Vargas regularly provides counsel on contracts and project finance issues related to the technology, telecommunications and water industries. Clients note: "During a board meeting regarding the main aspects of a PPP deal, he delivered an extremely thorough presentation and left our board members with an excellent impression."

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Band 4

Sampaio Ferraz Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Luís Wielewicki of Sampaio Ferraz Advogados has over 15 years of experience advising on project finance transactions. He is experienced in a variety of financial instruments, including debt securities.

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Band 4

SABZ Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Partner Kleber Zanchim of SABZ Advogados is well known as a multidisciplinary lawyer with strong capabilities in real estate, infrastructure and banking law. Clients recommend him as "a professor and a specialist in the structuring of PPPs and real estate transactions."

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Band 5

Eduardo Isaias Gurevich

LACAZ MARTINS, PEREIRA NETO, GUREVICH

From the Chambers Global guide

Name partner Eduardo Isaias Gurevich has a wealth of knowledge in infrastructure project. He routinely advises clients on the financing and the administrative law aspects of projects.  

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Band 5

Miriam Fernanda Macagnan Signor

Stocche Forbes Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Miriam Fernanda Macagnan Signor routinely advises domestic and international financial institutions and corporations on project finance. Clients praise her as "an excellent and detail-oriented lawyer" who is known for her "legal knowledge, availability and work of the highest quality." They add: "She provides great client service and proactively helped us to find the best possible corporate and contractual structure for a major project finance transaction." 

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Up and Coming

Thiago Fernandes Moreira

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga

From the Chambers Global guide

According to clients, Thiago Fernandes Moreira "stands out for his extensive knowledge of EPC contracts, great negotiation skills, constant availability and ability to work swiftly." Another client reports: "He is an extremely dedicated and hands-on lawyer who is always present during critical moments." 

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Up and Coming

Pinheiro Guimarães

From the Chambers Global guide

Bruno Lardosa is valued for his know-how in project finance transactions and his past experience working in-house at the IFC. Clients say: "He is well known for his strength advising multilateral banks and institutions on financial transactions." 

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Up and Coming

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Luis Montes regularly assists financial institutions with the financing of energy and large-scale infrastructure projects. Clients say: "We are very happy with his work and would highlight the strength of his legal knowledge." 

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Up and Coming

Stocche Forbes Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Frederico Moura offers experience in projects finance transactions involving loan agreements and securities offerings. He has experience in both conventional and non-conventional energy projects. Clients enthuse: "He is very active in structured debts, capital markets and the financing of projects, providing excellent service, total availability and working very efficiently." Moura previously worked as an international associate at Proskauer Rose in New York.

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Associates to watch

Gustavo Junqueira

Dias Carneiro Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Gustavo Junqueira advises multilateral organisations and financial institutions on the debt restructuring and financing of energy, port, telecommunications and mining projects. He also has experience in international trade, corporate finance and M&A.

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Associates to watch

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Associate-to-watch Rafael Kasiarz is "an extremely professional and proactive lawyer," according to clients. One source adds: "He came up with an excellent solution for one of our problems which our previous lawyers had not been able to solve." They go on to say: "He is practical, works very swiftly and understands exactly what we need." 

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