The Brazilian energy market requires substantial investments and attracts the interest of major domestic and foreign groups. There are many opportunities to be explored, but one must rely on experience and deep knowledge of the regulations applicable to this sector.

We are the first law firm in Brazil to have a practice area dedicated primarily to the energy segment. Since the 1990s, we have participated in major privatizations and transactions in the sector and we closely monitor the evolution and consolidation of the applicable laws and regulations.

We provide consulting, administrative, and judicial assistance with energy matters. We also work in project financing in the electrical power generation sector, both for entrepreneurs and financiers. Our services involve advice on energy auctions, mergers and acquisitions in the industry, and support in the main commercial contracts necessary for the development of an energy project, including EPC, EPCM, alliance contracts, and the like. Our role is to assess risk and to structure the entirety of the contractual framework to streamline business.

We operate in the following areas:

 

Generation

We assist investors in project finance, structured finance (financing, securitization, debt issuance), bidding, and privatization, as well as in structuring and modeling projects and contracts. We act in different segments of power generation, including traditional generation (hydroelectric, thermoelectric, and nuclear) and renewable (wind, small hydropower projects, solar, and biomass).

 

Transmission

This is an area with significant growth opportunities, which needs high investments to accompany the new generation projects. In addition to regulatory consulting and litigation, we provide advice on project financing, structured transactions, bidding, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Distribution

In this highly regulated area, we offer regulatory and litigation advice, as well as assistance with project financing, structured transactions, bidding, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Marketing

This area has great growth potential, as a result of the consolidation of the free energy market, and calls for our assistance with regulatory and litigation matters.