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Mauro Bardawil Penteado

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Co-head of the Infrastructure and Energy Practice. Represents financial institutions, private companies, pension funds and private equity funds in a large range of financial and commercial transactions. With a great expertise in M&A transactions, Penteado focuses his practice on projects and transactions involving private investments in regulated sectors, including concessions, privatizations, project financing, and project development. He has solid experience in representing the public and private sectors in structuring and modeling public-private partnerships – PPPs.

Recent acknowledgments

    • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Projects (2021-2023) and Project Finance (2023)
    • Chambers Latin America: Projects (2016-2021)
    • Chambers Global: Projects (2015-2024) and Project Finance (2024)
    • The Legal 500: Public Law (2019, 2021); Projects & Infrastructure (2019, 2021-2023)
    • Leaders League: Public Law (2020-2021); Projects & Infrastructure (2022)
    • Latin Lawyer 250: Maritime, Mining (2019-2020); Project Finance & Infrastructure (2016-2021), Corporate & M&A, Administrative Law & Energy (2019-2022); Project Finance & Infrastructure and Administrative Law (2023)
    • Latin Lawyer National: Infrastructure and Project Finance (2016); Administrative Law, Corporate and M&A, Energy, Maritime, Mining and Infrastructure and Project Finance (2020)
    • Análise Advocacia 500: Aeronautics, Agribusiness, Finance and Infrastructure & Regulatory (2016); Concessions, Electric Power, Infrastructure & Regulatory and Financial Transactions (2017); Business Contracts, Regulatory, Concessions, Pulp & Paper, Environmental Services & Sanitation and São Paulo (2018); Regulatory and São Paulo (2019); Transportation & Logistics, Concessions, Regulatory and São Paulo (2020); Transportation & Logistics, Corporate, Regulatory, Financial Transactions and São Paulo (2021); Regulatory (2022)
    • Who's Who Legal: Project Finance and Construction (2016-2022); M&A (2021-2022)
    • IFLR1000: Project Development, Banking and Project Finance (2018-2023), Transportation and Social Infrastructure (2022-2023)


  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2002)
  • Universidade de São Paulo (Master´s Degree in Commercial Law, 2006)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, VA, United States (LL.M., 2007)

Relevant experience

  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York (2007/2008)


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP)
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