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Laura Souza

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 consumers and clients of several areas of knowledge that have the activity of power generation in their portfolios.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Industries & Sectors: Energy and Natural Resources: Power (2021-2022)
  • Chambers Latin America: Energy & Natural Resources: Power (2016-2018)
  • Chambers Global: Energy and Natural Resources: Power (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022)
  • The Legal 500: Life Sciences and Energy & Natural Resources (Electricity and Renewable Energy) as "Next Generation Partners" (2021)
  • Leaders League: Power Law (2020-2022)
  • IFLR1000: Project Development and Project Finance (2018-2020)

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)

Entities

  • Brazilian Bar Association
  • Brazilian Institute for the Energy Law - IBDE