Christopher Goncalves is chair and managing director of BRG’s energy practice. He offers 25 years of international experience in energy and finance. He provides expert analysis and testimony for international energy arbitration and litigation matters, and business advisory services in relation to strategy and planning, marketing and commercial strategy, contract negotiation, economic and market analysis, regulation, project development, project financing, equity investment, and acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr Goncalves has expert advisory and testimony experience in matters concerning disputed energy prices, markets, commercial standards, values, and financing requirements for energy companies, assets, projects, contracts, and transactions. He has supported investment and commercial disputes argued under ICSID, UNCITRAL, the ICC, ICDR/AAA, and the Milan Chamber of Commerce. His clients have included leading law firms, energy companies and governments.
Mr Goncalves has business advisory experience with respect to energy infrastructure, markets, and commerce, including LNG, natural gas, oil, conventional power generation and renewable energy. His clients have included private and national energy companies, state energy agencies, utilities, independent developers, equity investors and banks.
His relevant experience spans more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia. A native English speaker, he is also fluent or proficient in German, Spanish, and Italian, and has intermediate skills in Portuguese and Turkish.
Mr Goncalves received his MA in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in international relations and economic development from Brown University. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics and associate member of the International Bar Association and DC Bar Association.
WWL says: Goncalves is held in high regard for his “deep industry expertise” with regards to commercial and investment disputes in the energy sector.
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