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.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Industries & Sectors: Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (2021-2022)
  • Chambers Latin America: Energy & Natural Resources: Oil and Gas (2019-2021)
  • Chambers Global: Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (2020-2022)
  • The Legal 500: Energy and Natural Resources - Hydrocarbons, as "Next generation partners" (2021)
  • Leaders League: Oil & Gas (2020-2022)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Energy (2021)
  • Latin Lawyer National: Maritime (2020)
  • Client Choice Awards, 2021: International Law Office - Energy & Natural Resources category (2021)
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group: Energy in the category "Americas Rising Star Awards" as "Best energy rising star in Latin America" (2018)
  • IFLR1000: M&A as "Notable practitioner" (2019 - 2021)
  • Who's Who Legal: Energy (2020-2021) as "Thought Leaders Brazil"; Oil & Gas como "Elite Thought Leader" (2022)


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

Experience abroad

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


  • 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)