Lucas Sant'Anna

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Lucas has extensive experience in public tenders and administrative contracts, concession of public works and services and public-private partnerships (PPPs), Administrative Improbity Law, Fiscal Responsibility Law and related matters. Frequently acts in modeling concessions, PPPs, contractual execution and disputes of a public law nature, such as arbitrations in contracts and construction, concessions, claims based on the Administrative Improbity Law, those before Audit Courts, Internal Affairs and other control bodies.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers Brazil: Industries & Sectors - Public Law (2021-2022)
  • Chambers Latin America - Public Law (2013 - 2021)
  • The Legal 500 - Public Law (2014, 2017 - 2019, 2021)
  • Leaders League - Civil and Commercial Litigation and Public Law (2020 - 2022)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 - Administrative Law (Public Law) and Dispute Resolution (2014 - 2021)
  • Latin Lawyer National - Administrative Law and Litigation (2020)
  • LACCA Approved: Administrative Law (2015 to 2022)
  • Client Choice Awards, by the International Law Office - Projects and Procurement (2015 - 2017, 2019) and Public Law (2015 - 2017, 2019, 2021)
  • Euromoney: Benchmark Litigation - Commercial as "Litigation Star" (2019, 2021)
  • Análise Advocacia 500 -  Concessions (2020) and Regulatory, Business Contracts and in São Paulo (2021)


  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (Doctorate in Administrative Law, 2023 - expected)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (Master’s degree in Administrative Law, 2016)
  • Columbia University School of Law, New York, United States (Master’s degree in Law, 2010)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2004)

Other qualifications

  • Post-graduation professor in PPPs and Concessions at PUC-Minas
  • Coordinator of ABDIB's Highway Committee (2019 to 2021)
  • Author of the book "Budgetary Aspects of PPPs", Almedina (2018)
  • Legal advisor to the Brazilian Association of Highway Concessionaires - ABCR (2006 to 2008)
  • Student at the School of Government of USP (2005)

Experience abroad

  • Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, New York, United States (2008 to 2009)


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Union of Lawyers (UIA)