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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded department offering diverse expertise in the power arena. Remains a first port of call for both domestic and foreign companies in need of representation before ANEEL in administrative claims and bidding rounds. Skilled at handling sector-related transactional matters, including M&A, incorporation of joint ventures and the negotiation of power purchase agreements. Brookfield Energia Renovável and Neoenergia are new clients.

Strengths

A satisfied commentator reports: "They can handle all the technical matters well and are very practical, all while being able to simplify matters for us as the client."

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to AES Tietê Energia in the incorporation of a joint venture with Unipar Carbocloro for the development of wind farms.

Notable practitioners

Commentators applaud Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito : "He is always available, very knowledgeable of the technical and regulatory side of things and responds very quickly. I really like working with him." He represents key power companies as well as financial institutions in a range of sector-related mandates, benefiting from expertise in contentious, transactional and regulatory matters. He is often involved in M&A deals and power auctions.

Associate-to-watch Sofia Barbosa continues to receive praise from market commentators, with one stating: "She is very good technically and is certainly worthy of recognition." She regularly assists clients with a range of regulatory matters, including power purchase agreements and energy auctions, in addition to representing them in administrative appeals.

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Overview

Legal assistance with audits and contract negotiations for acquisitions and sale of companies and projects (conventional or renewable);

Regulatory legal advice involving specific regulations affecting clients in the power sector, including the ones issued by the Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE) and Grid Procedures from the National System Operator (ONS);

Representation of clients with public authorities and sector agencies related to tax, disciplinary and prior consent proceedings, assistance with response to terms of notification, appeal to administrative rulings and infraction notices, petitions, consultations and responses to government authorities; decisions in general;

Assistance with the implementation of construction projects for generating electricity, power lines and distribution installations;

Preparation and negotiation of agreements related to specific power companies' activities, such as concessions, construction, assembly, Agreement for Use of Transmission/Distribution System (CUST/CUSD), Connection Agreements to Transmission/Distribution Grid (CCT/CCD), Supply of Equipment, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), Gas Supply (GSA), and energy trade options;

Assistance with negotiating and engagement in project finance and structuring financing from capital markets;

Collaborating with other specialized firm areas for all other legal matters specific to companies and agents in the electricity sector.

Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Al. Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 447

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01403-001

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Energy & Natural Resources: Power


Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito
Band 3
Sofia Barbosa
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