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Latin-America Guide

Public Law — Brazil


Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados - Public Law Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Powerhouse boutique highly recognised for its long-standing expertise in project structuring, administrative litigation and consultancy in the public and private sectors. Clients from the infrastructure, telecommunications and power industries often benefit from its expert assistance with the management of administrative contracts. Additional strength in PPP modelling and administrative processes before regulatory agencies and arbitral proceedings.

Strengths One impressed client endorses the team's ability to handle sophisticated matters within the practice area and singles out their "high-level technical knowledge and expertise in public law, and ability to employ those to provide practical advice."

Another commentator adds to the praises, saying: "The team is client-oriented and very qualified. They offer an excellent service."

Work highlight Represented Construtora Andrade Gutierrez in a number of lawsuits against a public entity regarding the termination of administrative contracts.

Notable practitioners

Deeply respected professor and name partner Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto garners widespread praise for his prowess providing sophisticated legal opinions to major players from the infrastructure sector in connection with relevant public law issues. One client is full of praise for his "in-depth legal knowledge and efficiency conducting matters," while another source asserts that "he is an authority in administrative law, who commands a great reputation in the market."

Market commentators endorse Marcos Augusto Perez, going on to assert that "he is a public law professor who boasts a solid track record in this practice area." His practice covers bidding processes related to the telecommunications sector, regulatory advice, dispute resolution and legal opinions.

About the Team (content provided by Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados )

Public Law: Manesco has a recognized expertise in dealing with the dynamics of public-private relations, dealing with issues related to constitutional, administrative, regulatory and tax law. In addition to its consolidated experience in infrastructure projects area, the Firm has a large experience in specialized legal consulting, litigation, administrative processes and arbitration procedures. Manesco´s team is specialized in procedures such as public-interest civil actions, public improbity actions, citizen suits and writ of mandamus, as well as defenses in procedures in the Court of Auditors, regulatory agencies, anti-trust agencies and other public entities. The Firm also stands out by offering legal advice on arbitration procedures and other mechanisms for dispute resolution, regarding the execution of government agreements in several sectors.

Legal services: Legal advice on the structuring and financing of public infrastructure projects. Counselling on public tenders and on the execution of public contracts. Representation of clients in class actions, arbitration proceedings and administrative procedures before the Court of Auditors, the Taxes and Fees Court, the Brazilian Competition Defense System, Regulatory Agencies and other government agencies. Representation of clients in arbitration procedures.

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Sundfeld Advogados - Public Law Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier boutique recognised for its impressive expertise in administrative and regulatory consultancy. Earns praise for its long-standing experience in the drafting of complex legal opinions and the structuring of a wide range of public concessions and government contracts, including PPP agreements. São Paulo-based team is additionally recognised for its strength assisting with privatisations and public sector reform issues.

Strengths Interviewees endorse the firm's market-leading position, emphasising: "They assist the biggest and most prestigious companies with public law matters."

Another source agrees, stating: "The firm is a big reference in the public law advisory sphere. The team is visible in several complex cases and frequently provides legal opinions."

Notable practitioners

Prestigious founding partner and professor Carlos Ari Sundfeld commands a remarkable reputation in the public law arena due to his impressive knowledge of the administrative and regulatory framework, which he draws upon to provide sophisticated legal opinions to a broad clientele. Multiple market sources acknowledge him as "one of the main names in the public law legal market." Observers also appreciate his substantial academic contribution to the sector.

Highly respected partner Vera Monteiro is commended by one market commentator as "a very recognised and highly specialised practitioner in the public law area," while another interviewee describes her as "a public law exponent." She regularly advises clients from the waste treatment and transportation sectors on public concessions, with noted capabilities in the structuring of PPP contracts.

"Great professional" Jacintho Arruda Câmara garners praise from market commentators due to his established public law practice that spans a wide range of consultancy mandates related to government contracts and public concessions. Clients routinely instruct him to undertake the structuring of PPP agreements.

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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini - Advogados Associados - Public Law Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Flourishing Curitiba-based boutique held in high regard for its specialised public law practice covering bidding processes, concession agreements and the negotiation of contracts. Frequently represents construction, transportation and technology companies in judicial litigation and administrative proceedings. Siemens and State Grid Brazil are new client wins.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "the partners are renowned in the market, and the team boasts a high level of technical quality and commitment to the cases."

One market commentator attests: "They are a very well-recognised firm in the public law area," adding that "they are particularly popular among companies based in the South of Brazil."

Work highlight Successfully represented Associação Brasileira de Concessionárias de Rodovias before the São Paulo State Court of Appeals in a lawsuit seeking the unconstitutionality of legislation that created heavy burdens on more than 15 state concessionaires.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed founding partner Marçal Justen Filho earns widespread praise from clients and peers alike. One commentator describes him as "a brilliant professional who stands out for providing clear advice on complex matters," and another observer adds that "he is a great authority in the area, a very respected professor and an active lawyer dealing with bidding procedures." Clients from the construction and pharmaceutical sectors also instruct him on public procurement and regulatory mandates.

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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice - Public Law Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Much-admired team boasting significant experience advising construction companies and financial institutions on a wide range of public law mandates, including concessions, commercial agreements and bidding procedures. Regularly retained due to its leading projects department to advise on major infrastructure projects. Sterlite Power Grid, Althelia Ecosphere and SPIC are new clients.

Strengths Clients highlight: "They are a very good team who swiftly reply to questions and offer creative solutions," adding that "their excellent academic background inspires great confidence."

Another satisfied interviewee adds: "The team are reliable and understand really well our work philosophy. It is very easy and productive to work with them."

Work highlight Assisted SNEA with the definition of strategies against an administrative decision taken by INFRAERO in relation to the implementation of the Common Use Terminal Equipment system in Brazilian airports.

Notable practitioners

Clients are impressed by partner Lucas Sant'Anna due to his "strong legal knowledge," and add: "He is very adept at dealing with sensitive matters and suggests good solutions whenever there is a crisis." He is recognised for advising clients on public tenders, administrative contracts and the structuring of PPPs.

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

With a long involvement in supporting the structuring and modeling of projects with the public sector, we assist clients in public tenders, concessions, and public-private partnerships, providing advice on all aspects of administrative and regulatory law.

We are pioneers in structuring public-private partnerships, a subject that we have developed even before the publication of Law No. 11.079 of 2004. We work in this area since the beginning of the process, providing legal advice on the design of technical solutions for more than a hundred infrastructure projects through the Expression of Interest Procedures. Once public bidding is authorized, we advise private companies on structuring financing and corporate and contractual arrangements to enable complex projects.

The firm was in charge of the most significant privatizations, concessions, and PPPs of the country. In the context of recent sporting events, for example, besides our activities in the projects of stadiums, football arenas, and the Olympic venues, we led the urban renewal project of the oldest port area in Rio de Janeiro.

Our consulting services with respect to public and regulatory law may involve different legal practices in the firm, such as:

  • Project financing​ Joint Ventures
  • Corporate law
  • Negotiation and drafting of complex contracts
  • Tax consulting
  • Regulatory consulting
  • Advice on insurance
  • Administrative litigation
  • Crisis management

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Pereira Neto | Macedo - Public Law Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Standout practice group noted for its expertise in administrative proceedings and litigation before government authorities, in addition to contractual management and public bidding proceedings. Also offers outstanding capabilities representing telecommunications and energy companies in public policy hearings. New clients include Empresa de Ônibus Pássaro Marron, Cosma and SAFM Mineração.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "the team's high level of legal knowledge adds value to their assistance in connection with very complex and sensitive mandates."

Sources also enthuse: "The team consists of excellent lawyers who maintain a very consistent practice working in relevant cases."

Work highlight Represented Rumo Malha Paulista before the National Agency of Land Transport with regard to the extension of the client's railway concession contract.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto climbs the rankings due to impressive client feedback. Market sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer who maintains a very consistent practice," while one client was impressed by his "high level of specialisation in regulatory matters, which enabled him to advise on very relevant issues in the telecommunications sector."

Sources commend up-and-coming partner Mateus Piva Adami's "technical knowledge of the area, availability and good client service." He often represents telecommunications companies in a range of public law matters.

About the Team (content provided by Pereira Neto | Macedo)

Pereira Neto | Macedo known for the following features of its public law practice:

Strategic legal advice on regulatory initiatives – The firm has a strong practice in strategic discussions concerning Brazil’s most important regulatory initiatives and is constantly engaged in discussions about public policy for specific sectors.

Creative solutions to complex cases – Pereira Neto | Macedo has a strong record in cases involving public procurement processes, public contracts and administrative proceedings before public authorities, as well as strategic court litigation.

Coordination between administrative and judicial proceedings – Pereira Neto | Macedo’s public law team includes lawyers with a strong background in litigation. This allows for a close coordination of administrative and judicial strategies.

Legal advice to foreign companies in public procurement –  Strong expertise for enabling foreign engineering companies to participate in public procurements in Brazil.

Strong practice in diverse infrastructure and regulated sectors – The firm's practice encompasses most of Brazil’s regulated sectors, with a significant track record in Telecommunications, Mining, Transportation, Sewage, Ports, Power, Agrochemicals. The firm’s services also involve legal assistance  in transactions in infrastructure and regulated sectors.

Legal advice in complex transactions that involve mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring of companies subject to sector-specific regulation in Brazil.

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Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados - Public Law Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact team often sought out to produce studies on the viability of complex public works, with particular expertise in the modelling of large-scale infrastructure projects. Additional strength advising clients from the waste treatment, transport and power industries on contractual management, administrative litigation and public concessions.

Strengths One impressed client attests to "the high-quality and tailor-made service provided, in addition to in-depth expertise in the area."

Notable practitioners

Respected name partner Massami Uyeda Junior maintains a significant practice advising on public concessions and bidding processes. He regularly advises major players from the construction industry on the structuring of complex PPPs and the development of large-scale projects. Sources also say that "he is an experienced litigator."

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. 

The Firm assists national and foreign clients since the planning of the start-up of their businesses in Brazil through the legal-regulatory guidance for the continuous and solid development of their respective activities. 



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Aroeira Salles Advogados - Public Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted practice group that climbs the rankings due to impressive client feedback in connection with its high level of expertise conducting administrative proceedings before the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) and other governmental authorities. Additional strength representing construction companies in bidding rounds and concession agreements.

Strengths Clients pinpoint the team's "dynamic and high-quality practice with a nationwide footprint," and also highlight the lawyers' "specific technical knowledge of the engineering field."

Work highlight Provided counsel to Autopista Planalto Sul on the rebalancing of its 25-year concession contract entered into with the National Agency of Land Transport for the infrastructure work on the highway BR-116/PR/SC.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Alexandre Aroeira Salles garners extensive praise from clients, as one source endorses: "He has a holistic view of matters and brings a lot of innovation to the cases," and another commentator adds that "he is a very trustworthy and business-oriented lawyer." He regularly represents clients before the TCU.

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Azevedo Sette Advogados - Public Law Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Belo Horizonte-based firm known for regularly assisting construction, telecommunications and mining companies with public bidding procedures, concession agreements and privatisations. Substantial experience in the negotiation of PPPs, management of administrative contracts and sector-related litigation. Concessionária ViaRio and Samarco are new clients.

Strengths Clients underline their "great technical competence, excellent client service and punctuality in meeting demands."

Work highlight Advised Brasil Bolsa Balcão on strategic bidding processes.

Notable practitioners

Frederico Bopp Dieterich is singled out by clients due to his "high level of specialisation and technical quality, in addition to a good client service." He has a lengthy track record assisting construction companies and public bodies with infrastructure and PPP matters.

About the Team (content provided by Azevedo Sette Advogados)

Azevedo Sette Advogados combines its tradition of over 40 years in provide legal advice to civil construction, mining, telecommunications, software, and financial companies involved in administrative proceedings and procedures in general with vast experience in public bid tenders, concessions, privatizations, regulation and PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships), making the firm one of the best known for Public Law in Brazil, in light of its extensive experience in legal advice for major projects in several states in Brazil and other countries.
The team has expertise principally in business oriented, with a hands-on approach; vast experience in the area of public procurement, privatization, project finance, regulatory, administrative contracts, concessions and PPPs - Public-Private Partnerships; active participation in most relevant infrastructure projects in Brazil; ability to lead and work on projects that are either large and/or with a high profile; experience advising both the private sector and the public administration; multiple offices across Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Goiânia, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo).

Besides, the key partners Frederico Bopp Dieterich has 25 years of experience in the industry, locally and abroad and Leonardo Moreira C. de Souza has over 18 years of experience in the industry.

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

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected team with solid capabilities advising clients on transactional and regulatory matters arising from public law mandates. Actively assists major national and international players with bidding processes, public concessions and administrative proceedings before the TCU. Estação da Luz Participações and Fundação Ezute are new client wins.

Strengths One impressed client points out: "Two of their most impressive capabilities are the satisfactory results achieved by the team and the good response time."

Work highlight Instructed by Vinci Airports to handle the due diligence, preparation and submission of documents in connection with the bidding process for the concession of four airports in Brazil.

Notable practitioners

"Highly qualified and committed" partner Bruno Werneck garners praise from clients for his "great technical acumen, availability and agility." His broad experience in the public law area encompasses concession agreements for infrastructure projects and negotiations before the regulatory bodies.

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

Well-equipped team to counsel clients on a broad range of legal matters in connection with public law issues, covering regulatory and transactional matters. Advice to clients on public procurement, tenders and administrative proceedings; preparation of challenges and objections, defenses and appeals; preparation and negotiation of administrative contracts, legal opinions, studies and reports, defining strategies for companies’ conduct in connection with governmental affairs; representation of clients with Brazilian governmental authorities; modelling and structuring concessions of public services and public-partnership projects.

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Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown - Public Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact department that enters the rankings this year following strong client feedback. Notable track record advising on expression of interest procedures, bidding processes and the development of projects. Companies involved with the sanitation and power industries also instruct the team to handle administrative litigation.

Strengths One client remarks: "I am very satisfied with the service provided by the firm in complex and high-value public law mandates."

Work highlight Assisted Consortium Walks with an international public bid held by the municipality of São Paulo for the concession of public services related to the operation of its public lighting network.

Notable practitioners

Noteworthy partner Bruno Francisco Cabral Aurélio routinely advises clients on the structuring and monitoring of infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in the modelling of PPPs and assistance with bidding processes. One client lauds: "He is focused on practical solutions and always works as a team player."

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Tozzini Freire Advogados - Public Law Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant department with solid experience advising clients on public procurement, government contracts and various regulatory matters considerations. Noted for representing major players before the regulatory authorities in administrative appeals, in addition to performing due diligence on public law aspects connected with M&A transactions.

Strengths While one client describes it as "an excellent firm with a very competent team," another source highlights the lawyers' "multidisciplinary knowledge of different fields of law" as one of the firm's strengths.

Work highlight Assisted Mitsui Gás e Energia with the management of government contracts.

Notable practitioners

Claudia Elena Bonelli is described by one source as "a dedicated partner," while another commentator reports that "she is recognised in the field." Bonelli actively assists clients with a wide range of transactional matters related to infrastructure projects, such as PPPs and the management of government contracts.

Up-and-coming partner Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho receives praise from sources, who point out that "she is a dedicated and knowledgeable public law practitioner." She frequently advises clients on public procurement matters, administrative agreements and concessions of public services.

About the Team (content provided by Tozzini Freire Advogados)

The government, contracts and projects practice specializes in public procurement proceedings as well as contractual, regulatory, and tax-liability disputes arising between private sector businesses and government entities or state-owned companies.

Our professionals possess broad experience in assisting clients at all stages of the public procurement process, negotiating government agreements, and resolving disputes arising from the performance of these agreements.

Since the 1990s, activity in the private sector has rapidly increased. Our government, contracts and projects practice has met the demand for guidance in industries previously barred from the public arena, and regularly advises clients on matters involving the privatization of state-owned companies and infrastructure such as ports, toll-roads, railways, and airports.

In addition, the government, contracts and projects practice has significant experience interfacing on a range of matters with regulatory agencies, as well as monitoring and oversight bodies such as the Brazilian Audit Court.

Our professionals also assist in the development of projects with Brazilian public authorities in connection with invitations to bid, structuring of the privatization processes, and preparation and drafting of public-private partnership agreements.



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Senior Statesperson

Celso Antônio Bandeira de Mello

Celso Antônio Bandeira de Mello

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Celso Antônio Bandeira de Mello of Celso Antônio Bandeira de Mello is highly recognised within the public law arena, as one peer describes him as "a reference for everyone in the public law field," and another source highlights his "numerous publications and high level of specialisation in the area." Sources also mention his outstanding academic contributions to the practice area.

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Marçal Justen Filho

Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini - Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Acclaimed founding partner Marçal Justen Filho earns widespread praise from clients and peers alike. One commentator describes him as "a brilliant professional who stands out for providing clear advice on complex matters," and another observer adds that "he is a great authority in the area, a very respected professor and an active lawyer dealing with bidding procedures." Clients from the construction and pharmaceutical sectors also instruct him on public procurement and regulatory mandates.

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Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Deeply respected professor and name partner Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto garners widespread praise for his prowess providing sophisticated legal opinions to major players from the infrastructure sector in connection with relevant public law issues. One client is full of praise for his "in-depth legal knowledge and efficiency conducting matters," while another source asserts that "he is an authority in administrative law, who commands a great reputation in the market."

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Carlos Ari Sundfeld

Sundfeld Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Prestigious founding partner and professor Carlos Ari Sundfeld commands a remarkable reputation in the public law arena due to his impressive knowledge of the administrative and regulatory framework, which he draws upon to provide sophisticated legal opinions to a broad clientele. Multiple market sources acknowledge him as "one of the main names in the public law legal market." Observers also appreciate his substantial academic contribution to the sector.

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Sundfeld Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly respected partner Vera Monteiro is commended by one market commentator as "a very recognised and highly specialised practitioner in the public law area," while another interviewee describes her as "a public law exponent." She regularly advises clients from the waste treatment and transportation sectors on public concessions, with noted capabilities in the structuring of PPP contracts.

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Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto

Pereira Neto | Macedo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto climbs the rankings due to impressive client feedback. Market sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer who maintains a very consistent practice," while one client was impressed by his "high level of specialisation in regulatory matters, which enabled him to advise on very relevant issues in the telecommunications sector."

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Alexandre Aroeira Salles

Aroeira Salles Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Alexandre Aroeira Salles garners extensive praise from clients, as one source endorses: "He has a holistic view of matters and brings a lot of innovation to the cases," and another commentator adds that "he is a very trustworthy and business-oriented lawyer." He regularly represents clients before the TCU.

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Jacintho Arruda Câmara

Sundfeld Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Great professional"Jacintho Arruda Câmara garners praise from market commentators due to his established public law practice that spans a wide range of consultancy mandates related to government contracts and public concessions. Clients routinely instruct him to undertake the structuring of PPP agreements.

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Claudia Elena Bonelli

Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Claudia Elena Bonelli is described by one source as "a dedicated partner," while another commentator reports that "she is recognised in the field." Bonelli actively assists clients with a wide range of transactional matters related to infrastructure projects, such as PPPs and the management of government contracts.

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Bruno Francisco Cabral Aurélio

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noteworthy partner Bruno Francisco Cabral Aurélio routinely advises clients on the structuring and monitoring of infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in the modelling of PPPs and assistance with bidding processes. One client lauds: "He is focused on practical solutions and always works as a team player."

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Maurício Portugal Ribeiro

Portugal Ribeiro Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Significant partner Maurício Portugal Ribeiro of Portugal Ribeiro Advogados is renowned in the market for advising on the management of public contracts and the regulatory aspects of projects related to the transport and healthcare sectors. Interviewees assert: "He is very specialised and knows a lot about public law."

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Letícia Queiroz de Andrade

Queiroz Maluf Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Letícia Queiroz de Andrade of Queiroz Maluf Sociedade de Advogados draws praise from sources for her extensive experience assisting clients from the highway sector with public procurement processes, public bidding procedures and licensing issues. Sources state: "She is very recognised in connection with highway work."

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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by partner Lucas Sant'Anna due to his "strong legal knowledge," and add: "He is very adept at dealing with sensitive matters and suggests good solutions whenever there is a crisis." He is recognised for advising clients on public tenders, administrative contracts and the structuring of PPPs.

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Massami Uyeda Junior

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected name partner Massami Uyeda Junior maintains a significant practice advising on public concessions and bidding processes. He regularly advises major players from the construction industry on the structuring of complex PPPs and the development of large-scale projects. Sources also say that "he is an experienced litigator."

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Frederico Bopp Dieterich

Azevedo Sette Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Frederico Bopp Dieterich is singled out by clients due to his "high level of specialisation and technical quality, in addition to a good client service." He has a lengthy track record assisting construction companies and public bodies with infrastructure and PPP matters.

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Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rodnei Iazzetta of Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is described by one market commentator as "a high-quality professional," while another source emphasises: "He is recognised in the public law market." He is often instructed to advise on public concessions and bidding rounds.

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Marcos Augusto Perez

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators endorse Marcos Augusto Perez, going on to assert that "he is a public law professor who boasts a solid track record in this practice area." His practice covers bidding processes related to the telecommunications sector, regulatory advice, dispute resolution and legal opinions.

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Fernando Vernalha Guimarães

Vernalha Guimarães & Pereira Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Academic and name partner Fernando Vernalha Guimarães of Vernalha Guimarães & Pereira Advogados is endorsed by a client as "an active practitioner who is also very knowledgeable of PPPs," with the source adding: "He often advises on the risks of major projects and its implications for the business."

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Highly qualified and committed" partner Bruno Werneck garners praise from clients for his "great technical acumen, availability and agility." His broad experience in the public law area encompasses concession agreements for infrastructure projects and negotiations before the regulatory bodies.

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SABZ Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Kleber Zanchim of SABZ Advogados is noted for his strength in adminisitrative and regulatory law mandates affecting the infrastructure and engineering industries. Clients say: "He is a very focused and highly qualified professional."

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Up and Coming

Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho

Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho receives praise from sources, who point out that "she is a dedicated and knowledgeable public law practitioner." She frequently advises clients on public procurement matters, administrative agreements and concessions of public services.

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Up and Coming

Mateus Piva Adami

Pereira Neto | Macedo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources commend up-and-coming partner Mateus Piva Adami's "technical knowledge of the area, availability and good client service." He often represents telecommunications companies in a range of public law matters.

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