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GRI Global Committee: ESG & Responsible Infrastructure
THE CONCEPT  |  
LOCAL 
COMMITTEES

GRI Club's Committees set the professional standard for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing in order to identify new trends, capitalise on growth opportunities and aid deal flow discovery worldwide.

The GRI Brazil Legal Committee meets regularly to share insights and come up with priority agendas in the legal and regulatory affairs that impact the infrastructure sector in Brazil, in order to contribute and deepen the debate about how to increase investments and legal certainty within the business environment.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Ana Cândida De Mello
Ana Cândida De Mello
Partner - Infrastructure
BMA Advogados
Ana Cândida De Mello
http://www.bmalaw.com.br/Pages/Default.aspx
Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Founded in 1995, BMA is one of the most recognized law firms in Brazil. Present in a substantial part of the mergers and acquisitions operations carried out in the last two decades, BMA has participated in the creation of business groups with global operations and leaders in their segments. With experienced, qualified and knowledgeable professionals from the public and private sectors, BMA seeks in-depth knowledge of its clients' issues. It always works with creative and effective solutions based on a multidisciplinary vision, obtained through the integration of its teams.
André Dabus
André Dabus
Director of Construction & Infrastructure
Marsh
André Dabus
https://brasil.marsh.com/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. In more than 130 countries, our experts in every facet of risk and across industries help clients to anticipate, quantify, and more fully understand the range of risks they face. In today’s increasingly uncertain global business environment, Marsh helps clients to thrive and survive. We work with clients of all sizes to define, design, and deliver innovative solutions to better quantify and manage risk. To every client interaction we bring an unmatched combination of deep intellectual capital, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration. We offer risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance program management services to businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals around the world.
Daniel Engel
Daniel Engel
Partner - Infrastructure and Energy
Veirano Advogados
Daniel Engel
http://www.veirano.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados is a full-service business law firm dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to domestic and foreign clients operating in all major sectors of the Brazilian economy.
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Partner
Lefosse
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
http://www.lefosse.com
http://www.lefosse.com
+55 21 99851-3400
SP | Brazil
Somos um escritório full service com todas as práticas do Direito e atuação nacional e internacional. Nossa assessoria consiste em uma parceria de excelência, pautada pelo profundo conhecimento dos negócios de nossos clientes.
José Augusto Castro
José Augusto Castro
Sócio
TozziniFreire Advogados
José Augusto Castro
http://www.tozzinifreire.com.br
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
Since 1976, TozziniFreire has distinguished itself as a premier, full-service law firm by consistently providing legal services to companies in a wide variety of business sectors. It has played a central role in many of the most significant transactions in the Brazilian market, becoming one of the most respected law firms in Latin America. TozziniFreire's 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. 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.
Letícia Queiroz
Letícia Queiroz
Partner
Queiroz Maluf Advogados
Letícia Queiroz
http://www.queirozmaluf.com.br/#
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Queiroz Maluf Sociedade de Advogados is a boutique law firm specialized in Administrative and Regulatory Law, composed by a highly qualified legal team, with broad experience in public biddings, concessions, construction agreements, public-private partnerships (PPPs), procedures of expression of interest, public procurement, recomposition of economic-financial balance, regulation, dispute resolution (arbitration and court litigation), and project structuring in several areas connected to logistics and infrastructure, such as highways, ports, airports, railways, sanitation and urban mobility. Ever since its foundation, back in 2013, Queiroz Maluf and its founding partner Letícia Queiroz de Andrade have been quoted by “Revista Análise Advocacia 500” and “Chambers Latin America”as, respectively, one of the country’s most admired boutique law firms and most prominent lawyers in their core practices: Public Service Concessions, Infrastructure and Regulatory Law.
Marina Anselmo Schneider
Marina Anselmo Schneider
Partner
Mattos Filho Advogados
Marina Anselmo Schneider
http://www.mattosfilho.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Mattos Filho is a market leader for legal services in Brazil. The firm provides clients with top-notch services in various areas in a coordinated and integrated manner. It allocates the best available resources to meet clients’ specific demands, working in multidisciplinary teams whenever necessary. This work dynamic allows the firm to deliver tailor-made solutions to clients and enhance its understanding of their businesses. The firm is an ever-growing and innovative institution that is strengthened by investing in its relationships with its clients and its culture. Mattos Filho’s clients include domestic and foreign corporations, financial institutions, investors, multilateral agencies, investment funds, pension funds, insurers and reinsurers and non-proft organizations. The firm is headquartered in São Paulo and has offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, New York and London.
Mauro Penteado
Mauro Penteado
Partner
Machado Meyer Advogados
Mauro Penteado
http://www.machadomeyer.com
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
We have been building our history for 45years, inspired by sound ethical principles, the technical skills of our professionals, and a close relation with our clients. We are ranked as one of the major law firms in Brazil, with over 700 professionals. Our focus: business. We provide innovative legal solutions that anticipate scenarios and make business possible. In other words, we work to offer intelligent legal solutions that contribute to the business growth of our clients and transform realities. We are always working to establish a partnership that is built with day-to-day interaction, empathy, and our commitment to our clients and employees. Practice Areas: Banking, insurance and finance; Capital markets; Compliance and integrity; Contracts and complex negotiations; Corporate; Crisis management; Environmental; Financing and infrastructure projects; Labor and employment; Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution; M&A and private equity; Public and regulatory law; Tax;and others
Roberto Martins
Roberto Martins
Managing Partner
Trench Rossi Watanabe
Roberto Martins
http://www.trenchrossiewatanabe.com.br
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
Baker McKenzie is recognized worldwide for its best-in-class client service, practices and for carrying out the most deals year-after-year through our unmatched global platform across 77 offices and 47 emerging and developed countries. Companies based in or with operations in Latin America, routinely rely on our leading cross-border and Latin America energy, mining & infrastructure attorneys for their most important transactional and disputes matters. As the largest law firm in Latin America with over 850 attorneys, we offer clients 60+ years of on-the-ground presence in the region, unique coverage in Latin America across our 15 offices and 7 countries*, and from major finance centers globally. *Through a cooperation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm
Rodrigo Machado Moreira Santos
Rodrigo Machado Moreira Santos
Sócio
Madrona Fialho Advogados
Rodrigo Machado Moreira Santos
http://www.madronalaw.com.br/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Promoting an ethical environment in business and investing in training people are two of the great challenges of our time. An increasingly integrated world, with ever more advanced technologies, requires that any organization stand for transparency, tolerance for diversity, and respect for differences, companies, and people. Madrona Advogados was launched with that spirit. With a focus on corporate law, M&A, capital markets, financial law, and infrastructure, in addition to a strong performance in tax, real estate, civil litigation, and labor law, our motivation is to understand our time, invest in people, and work so that our clients reach their goals, always with ethics and responsibility. With a team of more than ninety legal professionals with great experience and recommended by several national and international publications, the members of Madrona Advogados are aligned with the principles and objectives that we set out to achieve.
Ana Cândida De Mello
Ana Cândida De Mello
Partner - InfrastructureBMA Advogados
Brazil
Ana Cândida experience involves various Administrative Law matters: public procurement and government agreements, concession of public services, public-private partnerships, public companies, administrative corruption, accountability and fiscal responsibility, corporate social investment, regulated sectors, administrative proceedings with public and controlling entities (Audit Courts and Comptrollers).She participated in relevant infrastructure projects related to airport, port,railway and water and sewage sectors. She is internationally referenced in relevant legal guides, such as Chambers & Partners Latin America and The Legal 500. She is also CP³P-F certified, that’s granted by the APGM Public–Private Partnerships Certification Program.
André Dabus
André Dabus
Director of Construction & InfrastructureMarsh
Brazil
André Dabus is Director of Construction & Infrastructure of Marsh Brazil, Insurance broker authorized by Susep and lawyer formed by PUC-SP. Certification CP3P-F by APMG Internacional, he holds a postgraduate degree in Infrastructure Law from the FGV- SP and an executive MBA from Fundação Don Cabral. He is also a professor of the MBA of Insurance and Reinsurance Law of ESSP- Escola Superior de Seguros Privados and Professor of the MBA PPPs and Concessions - FESP-SP /LSE.
Daniel Engel
Daniel Engel
Partner - Infrastructure and EnergyVeirano Advogados
Brazil
Daniel Engel has significant experience in providing legal advice to national and foreign companies in infrastructure contracts in the various phases of projects (from greenfield to implementation, restructuring and claims management), in project finance, M&A transactions involving infrastructure and energy assets, as well as in public contracts and regulatory aspects of several industries.
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
PartnerLefosse
Brazil
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto holds a PhD and a Master’s Degree in Public Law issued by the University of São Paulo, graduated in Law at the São Paulo Catholic University and is the partner responsible for the Public Law and Regulation of LEFOSSE. His work focuses in concessions, PPPs, concessions, public procurement, public services and regulated markets (energy, aviation, logistics, transportation, telecoms, mining, roads, airports, seaports, construction and O&G, among others). He is the President of the Brazilian Association of IT and Communications (ABDTIC) and a member of the International Bar Association and of the Brazilian Bar Associations at São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.
José Augusto Castro
José Augusto Castro
SócioTozziniFreire Advogados
Brazil
Letícia Queiroz
Letícia Queiroz
PartnerQueiroz Maluf Advogados
Brazil
Graduate of the PUC/SP. Master and Doctor at Administrative Law by PUC/SP.Post-graduated in International Mediation by Queen Mary University.Professor at PUC/SP and PUC-COGEAE. Member of the Dispute Boards Comission of CAM-CCBC. Recognised as one of the main lawyers in the Public Law area in Brazil, by the Chambers and Partners Latin America guide. Nominated as a reference in the Administrative Law area in Brazil, by the LACCA. Extensive expertise in the Regulatory and Administrative Law area, with an emphasis on Biddings, Public Bids, Regulation, Expropriation, Administrative Agreements in general, Balance Claims, Expression of Interest Procedures, Public-Private Partnerships, Public goods and Projects structures in the Infrastructure area
Marina Anselmo Schneider
Marina Anselmo Schneider
PartnerMattos Filho Advogados
Brazil
Partner at Mattos Filho Advogados, a leading full service law firm in Brazil. Professional practice focuses primarily on the representation of developers, private equity firms, infrastructure players and financial institutions in a wide range of water and sanitation, logistics (including airports, roads, railways and ports), urban mobility and renewable energy and other infrastructure-related projects in Brazil. Particular expertise in representing investors focusing on financing, project development and M&A activities in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Experience in concessions and public-private partnerships.
Mauro Penteado
Mauro Penteado
PartnerMachado Meyer Advogados
Brazil
Mauro advises domestic and international clients in a broad range of matters involving Infrastructure & Energy, including mergers, acquisitions, project finance, PPP, public and regulatory issues. Mauro has significant experience in the ports, transportation, power and oil & gas sectors. He also has extensive experience representing companies in structuring complex PPPs arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions of regulated sectors.
Roberto Martins
Roberto Martins
Managing PartnerTrench Rossi Watanabe
Brazil
J. Roberto Martins is recognized as a leading lawyer in the Energy & Natural Resources areas in Brazil. Mr. Martins advises on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, privatization and post-privatization deals involving major Brazilian energy and infrastructure companies. He has been leading major privatizations, concessions, mergers, acquisitions and greenfield development projects in the power, natural gas, steel, sanitation, ports, toll roads and general infrastructure.
Rodrigo Machado Moreira Santos
Rodrigo Machado Moreira Santos
SócioMadrona Fialho Advogados
Brazil
Bacharel em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (2008) e master em Estudos Comparativos do Desenvolvimento pela École des Hautes Études em Sciences Sociales – EHESS, Paris, França (2010). Atualmente, ocupo a cadeira de Vice-Presidente do Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos do Direito da Energia – IBDE (segundo mandato), já tendo composto o Conselho Deliberativo do mesmo Instituto. Sou, também, membro da Comissão de Energia da OAB/SP. Co-organizador da obra “Novos Rumos para a Infraestrutura” (Lex Editora, 2014) e autor de diversos artigos sobre Direito Público e regulação. Presto assessoria jurídica a empresas atuantes em setores regulados, especialmente no Setor Elétrico e de Gás Natural.
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