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Pinheiro Guimarães

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What the team is known for

Rio de Janeiro-based practice group recognised for its long track record advising well-known companies operating particularly in the energy sector on project development mandates. Particularly strong capabilities negotiating and drafting a range of contracts, including EPC, O&M and equipment supply agreements, as well as advising on the issuance of debentures.

Notable practitioners

Noteworthy co-head of department André Sigelmann is held in high esteem by market commentators for "his great level of expertise handling oil and gas projects" and "his active role on some of the most important supply contracts in a project." Clients are also quick to highlight "his great advocacy skills and negotiation abilities," as well as "his talent in integrating different points of view."

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Overview

Pinheiro Guimarães has broad experience in rendering legal assistance to the development and financing of projects in various industrial and infrastructure sectors, including energy, telecommunications, oil and gas, highways, railroads, ports and airports.

The firm assists clients in all stages, including in the initial structuring, drafting and negotiation of agreements among sponsors of the project, tax planning and securing specific tax incentives, regulatory analysis, environmental licensing, drafting and negotiation of contracts for carrying out the project, and registrations with the Central Bank and other regulatory agencies. Pinheiro Guimarães handles all relevant financing agreements, including all contracts and agreements covering accessory matters related to the financing, such as security agreements, direct agreements and contracts covering the control of account activity relating to the project.

As an historic example of the firm's work in project finance, Pinheiro Guimarães represented various creditors and banking syndicates in financing transactions for the construction of the hydroelectric plant at Itaipu and the construction of the nuclear energy power plants at Angra dos Reis. The firm also acted in the development of the Olympic Park in the City of Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2016.

Members

Andrade, Maria Manuela

Costa Neves Machado, Maria

da Cunha Lopez, Fernanda

Pimentel, Roberta

Sigelmann, André

Taquette Vaz, Marcela

Clients

Aeris Energy (Brazil)

Andrade Gutierrez (Brazil)

Anglo American (UK)

EDF Énergies Nouvelles (France)

EDP Energias do Brasil (Brazil)

Energética Suape II S.A. (Brazil)

Genpower Participações S.A. (Brazil)

Neoenergia S.A. (Brazil)

Norsk Hydro (Norway)

Rio Energy (Denham Capital's vehicle) (Brazil)

Industries

Construction

Electric power

Energy

Infrastructure

Mining

Renewables

Projects

Pinheiro Guimarães

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Location

Av. Rio Branco 181

27° andar

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

20040-918

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André Sigelmann
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