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Ana Karina E. de Souza

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Souza is specialist in Infrastructure and Energy, with focus in projects and transactions involving private investment in regulated sectors, including concessions and privatizations, administrative and regulatory law and project finance. A large part of Souza’s work encompasses providing clients with legal assistance on investment opportunities in the regulated sectors, structuring and developing projects, providing assistance on biddings and regulated sectors acquisitions, as well as general support regarding infrastructure projects. Souza has previous experience in the provision of legal assistance to clients of several areas of knowledge, such as energy, oil and natural gas, mining, transports, sanitation and pharmaceutical.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Industries & Sectors: Energy and Natural Resources: Power (2021-2022)
  • Chambers Global: Energy and Natural Resources (Power) (2014, 2015, 2017-2024)
  • Chambers Latin America: Energy and Natural Resources (Electricity) (2016-2021)
  • The Legal 500: Energy and Natural Resources (Electricity and Hydrocarbons) and Life Sciences, as "Leading Individuals" (2017, 2021-2023)
  • Leaders League: Oil & Gas, Power Law and Projects & Infrastructure (2021-2022); Electric Power Law and Mining Law (2023)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Administrative Law and Energy (2018-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer National: Administrative Law and Energy (2020)
  • LACCA Approved: Administrative Law (2020-2022, 2024) and Energy (2020-2024)
  • IFLR1000: Project Development, Banking and Project Finance, as Highly regarded (2020); Project Development, Banking, Project Finance, Oil & Gas and Social Infrastructure, as "Highly Regarded" (2022-2023) 
  • Análise Advocacia Mulher: Regulatory and in the Electric Power and Steel and Mining sectors (2021); Regulatory and Transport and Logistics (2022); Electric Power sector and in São Paulo (2023)
  • Análise Advocacia: Siderurgy and Mining (2017)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Energia - Power/Electricity as "Leading Individual" (2022)



  • Universidade de São Paulo (Bachelor of Laws, 1998)
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas (Postgraduate in Economic and Corporate Law, 2001)
  • New York University, USA (LL.M., 2003)

Relevant experience

  • Dewey Ballantine LLP, New York (2005-2006)


  • Brazilian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • New York State Bar
  • Brazil Lawyers Association
  • Brazilian Institute for Energy Law
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