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.


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

Recent acknowledgments

Recognized as Leading Individuals by The Legal 500, 2021 edition, recommended in Energy and Natural Resources (Electricity and Hydrocarbons) and Life Sciences.

Recognized by Latin Lawyer National, 2020 edition, in Administrative Law and Energy.

Recognized by  the guide IFLR1000, 2020 edition, in the areas of Project Development, Banking and Project Finance, as Highly regarded.

Recognized by Chambers Latin America, in Energy and Natural Resources (Electricity), 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 edition.

Recognized by Chambers Global, 2018 edition, in Energy and Natural Resources (Electricity).

Recommended by the publication The Legal 500, 2017 edition, in Energy and Natural Resources (Electricity).

Classified among the most admired attorneys by Análise Advocacia 2017, in Siderurgy and Mining.

Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250, 2018 edition, in Administrative Law and Energy.

Recognized by Lacca Approved, in the area of ​​Administrative Law, in the 2018 edition.

Recognized as leading lawyer by the guide IFLR1000, 2018 edition.


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).

Office experience abroad

Dewey Ballantine LLP, New York (2005-2006)