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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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What the team is known for

Acclaimed firm benefiting from longstanding experience in high-value transactions in the power sector. Sought out by a discerning national and multinational clientele to assist with sector-related due diligence for project finance and M&A transactions. Recognised for its expertise in commercialisation of power in the free market as well as energy auction participation. Also qualified to advise on renewable energy and gas-to-power project structuring.

Strengths

Sources speak highly of the firm's capabilities, with one asserting: "I truly was satisfied with their work. As a full-service firm they have people available who can support you on any matter."

Work highlights

Advised Sterlite on the sale of the Novo Estado transmission line project.

Notable practitioners

Admired co-head of department Ana Karina Esteves de Souza garners high praise from clients for her work in the power sector, with one stating: "She is very agile and very focused on the client, always putting them as her top priority. She also has in-depth knowledge of the energy sector and works extremely quickly." She remains active advising national and international market players on the full range of sector-related transactional and regulatory matters.

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Overview

We are the first law firm in Brazil to have a practice area dedicated primarily to the energy segment.

We provide consulting, administrative, and judicial assistance with energy matters. We also work in project financing in the electrical power generation sector, both for entrepreneurs and financiers. Our services involve advice on energy auctions, mergers and acquisitions in the industry, and support in the main commercial contracts necessary for the development of an energy project. 

We operate in the following areas:

GENERATION
We assist investors in project finance, structured finance (financing, securitization, debt issuance), bidding, and privatization, as well as in structuring and modeling projects and contracts. We act in different segments of power generation, including traditional generation and renewable.

TRANSMISSION
This is an area with significant growth opportunities, which needs high investments to accompany the new generation projects. In addition to regulatory consulting and litigation, we provide advice on project financing, structured transactions, bidding, and mergers and acquisitions.

DISTRIBUTION
In this highly regulated area, we offer regulatory and litigation advice, as well as assistance with project financing, structured transactions, bidding, and mergers and acquisitions.

MARKETING
This area has great growth potential, as a result of the consolidation of the free energy market, and calls for our assistance with regulatory and litigation matters.

Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

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Department location

Seculum II Building

Rua José Gonçalves de Oliveira, 116, 5th floor

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01451-000

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Energy & Natural Resources: Power


Ana Karina Esteves de Souza
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