Daniel Szyfman

Daniel Szyfman


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Daniel Szyfman leads the Infrastructure & Energy practice in the Rio de Janeiro unit, having his practice focused in Oil, Gas and Energy industries. Szyfman also participates in the structuring of public projects (PPP), Project Finance operations and matters related to maritime law.A relevant part of his practice is dedicated to complex operations, often cross border, such as in M&A operations and complex contracts structuring for projects construction. Szyfman also provides clients with legal assistance in general regulatory and corporate matters, supporting the client in strategic matters concerning Public Law issues. Besides, Szyfman has practiced for international groups willing to establish their business in Brazil, whether in the assets acquisition, participation in auctions or organic growth.


Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Co-chairman of the Petroleum Council of IBDE
Member of the Advisory Board of the North Sea and Beyond Project, University of Oslo
Member of the AIPN – Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Officer of the Oil and Gas Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Recent acknowledgments

Ranked by the Chambers Latin America, 2019, 2020 and 2021 edition, in Energy & Natural Resources: Oil and Gas.
Ranked by the Chambers Global in the area of Energy & Natural Resources: Oil and Gas, edition 2018.
Recognized by The Legal 500, issue 2017, in the Next generation lawyer category, recommended in Energy and Natural Resources - Hydrocarbons.

Chambers Latin America


Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2004). Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil (Postgraduation in Administrative Law, 2009). King’s College of London (LL.M. in Finance Law, 2012).

Office experience abroad

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London (2010-2011). Secondee at BG Brasil (2009-2010).

Recent publications

Emily Darby   Brazil’s Machado Meyer Advogados has helped state-owned oil...[+]
ANP Resolution 817/2020, published on April 27, establishes rules for the decommissioning of...[+]
It’s painfully simple. With most places around the world ground to a halt amid the covid-19...[+]
On the eve of the end of the government and with frustrated expectations regarding the advance...[+]
Machado Meyer Advogados  is helping Petrobras put the finishing touches on a US$2.2...[+]
Machado Meyer Advogados  is helping Petrobras put the finishing touches on a US$2.2...[+]
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados  is working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer...[+]