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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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What the team is known for

Stellar department boasting a deep bench of expert lawyers capable of handling the full gamut of power matters. Regularly instructed by a host of impressive domestic and international players to advise on such matters as the negotiation of power purchase agreements, participation in energy auctions and administrative hearings before ANEEL. Also benefits from in-depth experience guiding clients through the due diligence and regulatory aspects of significant M&A transactions.

Strengths

"They are my favourite firm for energy matters," one client enthuses, adding: "Their lawyers are very specialised in energy matters, really accessible and great to work with."

Another impressed interviewee highlights the team for its "great knowledge of the sector and creativity in coming up with potential solutions."

Work highlights

Instructed by CELG Distribuição to draft an administrative appeal against a BRL62 million fine issued in relation to the service rendered by the client.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming practitioner Alberto Büll da Silva enters the rankings following strong endorsement from interviewees, with one noting: "He is extremely quick and really knows the subject area." He has a strong practice advising clients on the regulatory issues arising from M&A transactions and the structuring of renewable energy projects. He is also experienced in representing clients before ANEEL.

Star individual Isabel Lustosa maintains an outstanding reputation in the market for her work on some of the most significant power mandates in the region. Peers and clients alike attest to her singular expertise, with one noting: "Isabel is one of the most renowned power experts in the market. She has been doing it her whole life and really knows power regulation back to front." Another source adds: "Isabel is super available, anything you need from her she gets back to you straight away and always done perfectly." She continues to employ her profound knowledge of the market to advise clients on the spectrum of regulatory issues.

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Overview

Ulhôa Canto’s power sector practice is intertwined with the contemporary history of the industry itself. We provided legal advice in the creation of the key institutions of the Brazilian power sector: The National Electric Energy Agency - ANEEL, the National Power Grid Operator - ONS, and the Wholesale Energy Market - MAE, now replaced by the Electric Energy Trading Chamber - CCEE. We assisted in designing the regulatory framework of the Brazilian power sector and advised in the privatization of key companies of the industry, which continue to be clients until today.

We pride ourselves on being the premier one-stop shop for any matters related to the Brazilian power sector, especially for the most complex and sensitive issues our clients may face.

We have advised clients in major projects for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance of hydroelectric, thermoelectric, co-generation and wind power plants; provided more than 500 legal opinions on issues involving the legislation of the power sector; represented clients in tariff revision proceedings, in the negotiation of power purchase and wheeling agreements; provided regulatory advice on issues involving solar power and distributed generation; represented clients in administrative, arbitration and court proceedings; and advised in M&A transactions in the sector (both on the regulatory and transactional side).



Members

Lustosa, Isabel (Head of Department)

Almeida, Adriana

Büll, Alberto

Cesari Costa, Enrico

Godoy, Natália

Marotta, Felipe

Yoshida, Luciana

Clients

AES Group (Brazil)

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group (Brazil)

China Three Gorges (Brazil)

CPFL Energia (Brazil)

EDP – Energias do Brasil

Enel Group (Brazil)

Eneva (Brazil)

Equatorial Energia Group (Brazil)

Light Group (Brazil)

Neoenergia Group (Brazil)

Patria Investments (Brazil)

Industries

Construction & Materials

Energy

Mining & Metals

Utilities

Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

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Department location

Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1847

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01415-001

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Brazil

Energy & Natural Resources: Power


Alberto Büll
Up and Coming
Isabel Lustosa
Star Individuals