In this chapter, WWL highlights 27 of Brazil’s finest minds currently in project finance practice. They have distinguished themselves in advising domestic and international financial institutions, lenders and sponsors on a range of financing issues.
Most Highly Regarded
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados distinguishes itself in the field this year, with an impressive five listings in this chapter.
Jose Ribeiro do Prado Jr is known as “a tremendously active lawyer who is well-established in the project finance market”. He is regularly involved in cross border financial transactions relating to large-scale projects and administrative law.
José Virgílio Lopes Enei co-heads the firm’s project finance group and is singled out as a strong practitioner for project financing in highly-regulated sectors.
Mauro Bardawil Penteado is highly sought-after for his expertise representing financial institutions, pension funds and private equity clients in project financing matters within the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Ana Carolina Barretto of Veriano Advogados is one of Brazil’s most highly-esteemed project finance specialists whose practice focuses on major infrastructure and natural resource projects.
Pablo Sorj at Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is a leading name in the Brazilian project finance market thanks to his first-tier advice to investment funds, sponsors and financial institutions on projects in the energy, logistics and mining sectors.
Stephen Hood of Davis Polk & Wardwell is “a very well-known name in the market” and is distinguished by his “decades of experience in project finance transactions”. He is “particularly excellent for oil and gas projects”.
Tobias Stirnberg of Milbank has more than 15 years of experience advising sponsors and lenders on complex cross-border financing issues and is lauded for his “in-depth knowledge of the Brazilian market”.
At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Guilherme de Figueiredo Forbes is a “go-to name for Project financing in Brazil” and is regularly relied upon for advice on large-scale corporate transactions.
White & Case’s John Anderson Jr is well-versed at advising on syndicated loans, bond offerings and capital market transactions.
Bruno Dario Werneck with Tauil & Chequer Advogados associated with Mayer Brown is lauded for his “exceptional negotiation skills” and “vast knowledge of the public and private sectors”.
Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza with Souza, Mello e Torres Advogados is nominated for his “substantial experience and strategic thinking” and has extensive experience advising some of the world’s largest energy companies on their project financing matters.
José Roberto Faveret Cavalcanti at Faveret | Lampert Advogados is identified as an impressive specialist in oil and gas project financing with three decades of experience in the field.
Mauricio Teixeira dos Santos at Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados is described as “a brilliant and well-respected lawyer” who takes a “strong pragmatic and solution-oriented approach” to structured finance issues, securitisations and debt renegotiations.