Vernalha Pereira

Fernando Vernalha Guimarães

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Specialized Lawyer and Consultant in Public Law and Infrastructure. Areas of expertise: administrative and regulatory law; privatizations, concessions and PPPs; public procurement; water and sanitation; transportation; oil and gas; energy; telecommunications; and public law litigation.


Founder and Senior Partner of Vernalha Guimarães & Pereira, with relevant academic and professional background in public law and infrastructure matters. Legal advisor in some of the most important infrastructure projects in Brazil and in relevant contentious and non-contentious public law cases. Invited professor of administrative law of several institutions. Former Consultant of the Public-Private Partnership Unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Planning.


Author of books, such as: Public-Private Partnerships; Public Utilities Concession; and Unilateral Change of the Administrative Contract. Co-author of the book Public Bidding. Author of several book chapters and many articles, courses and lectures in the field of Public Law and Infrastructure. Author of many papers laureated in Administrative Law seminars.


Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Public Law by the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). Visiting Scholar at Columbia University School of Law (New York, USA – 2017).