Rafael Vanzella


+ 55 11 3150-7429

Vanzella is specialist in regulated contracts, structured acquisitions and financings, complex guarantees, and public administration business conducted in the sectors of transports and logistics, energy, urban mobility and cities, basic sanitation, and solid waste. He provides legal assistance to investors, main contractors, suppliers of capital goods, financial institutions, and governmental agencies on a range of steps of an infrastructure project, such as private-public partnerships modeling and concessions, negotiation of joint venture agreements, participation in tenders, establishment of special purpose companies and of their shareholders’ agreements, structuring construction contracts, supply and off-takes, paying in of capital structure, and disvestiture transactions. He also engages activities in expression of interest procedures, pre-litigation procedures of administrative contracts, regulatory analysis and diagnosis, and drawing up studies on sectors and public policies.


Brazilian Bar Association Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Alumni.

Recent acknowledgments

Recognized by The Legal 500, issue 2021, in the Next generation partners category, recommended in Public Law.

Recognized by the guide IFLR1000, 2020 edition, in Banking, as "Notable practitioner".

Classified among the most admired attorneys by Análise Advocacia, 2015 edition, in the sector of construction.

Recognized by The Legal 500, issue 2017, in the Next generation lawyer category, recommended in Public Law.



Universidade de São Paulo, Law School (Doctorate degree in Civil Law, 2009).
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Germany (Guest researcher, 2008-2009).
Fakultät der Rechtswissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg, Germany (Guest researcher, 2007-2008).
Universidade de São Paulo, Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 2003).

Other qualifications

Professor in the Executive Training Program of Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Direito de São Paulo.

Office experience abroad

Kim&Chang, South Coreia, 2012.

Recent publications

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian sanitation company BRK Ambiental win the rights...[+]
In return for Rio de Janeiro's adhesion to the tax recovery regime proposed by the Federal...[+]
Among so many areas of law already deeply affected by the crisis, it seems that it is now the...[+]
Decree No. 10,306/20, enacted on April 2, establishes the use of Building Information Modeling...[+]
A recurring topic in times of the coronavirus has been the repercussions of the covid-19 pandemic...[+]
In the wake of actions to mitigate the effects of the covid-19 crisis, the federal government...[+]
It is still too early to diagnose and, above all, predict all the effects that the covid-19...[+]