Laura Souza

Partner

+ 55 11 3150-7070

Laura Souza is specialist in energy law and in such area’s operations. Large part of Laura Souza’s work concerns legal assistance in structuring, legal support in the identification of the different models adopted in the electrical sector, legal assistance to foreign clients initiating activities in the country and legal assistance on regulatory energy law. Laura Souza has previous experience in providing legal assistance to clients, not only the ones originated from the energy sectors, in the areas of knowledge of generation, distribution, transmission and trading, but also in the energy-intensive industrial area, large size consummers and clients of several areas of knowledge that have the activity of power generation in their portfolios.

Associations

Brazilian Bar Association
Brazilian Institute for the Energy Law - IBDE

Recent acknowledgments

Recommended by The Legal 500, 2021 edition, in Energy and Natural Resources (Eletricity) and Life Sciences.

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

Ranked by Chambers Latin America 2018 and Chambers Global, 2017 and 2018 edition, in Energy and Natural Resources (Power).

Recognized as rising star by the guide IFLR1000, 2018 edition. 

Education

Universidade Cândido Mendes (Cândido Mendes University), Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1999).
Pontifícia Universidade Católica (Pontifical Catholic University) of São Paulo, Brazil (Postgraduation in Tax Law, 2003).
Fordham University School of Law, United States (Master’s degree in Commercial Law, 2008).

Recent publications

The Federal Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit (TRF1) unanimously decided to maintain the...[+]
The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has been publishing resolutions with the objective...[+]
Distributed generation (DG) allows consumers to generate their own electricity from renewable...[+]
The legalization of cannabis sativa for medicinal purposes is a controversial topic that has...[+]
Approved in the Federal Senate in December of 2018 (PLS 484/17) and currently pending in the...[+]
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) submitted to the President of Brazil a proposed bill...[+]
The attention of participants in the electric sector will be directed, until August 4, to discussions...[+]