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Projects - Brazil
This content is provided by Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza
Project Finance, Infrstructure, Oil and Gas, Structured Operations and M&A.
Luis Souza is one of Brazil’s most respected lawyers. He built his reputation at major law firms, having initiated his career at Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice. He left that law firm in 2001 to found Souza Cescon.
At Souza Cescon, a law firm that carried his name up to 2017, Luis Souza advised in some of Brazil’s major financing projects, among which are notable projects in the energy and natural resources sectors such as Petrobras’ Marlim Field project. Luis Souza currently represents GNA in the structuring of its regasification and power plant project.
• Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
• Member of the Advisory Board of the São Paulo Lawyers Institute (IASP).
• President of the Permanent Council on Infrastructure Studies at IASP.
• Legal Advisor of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and of Instituto Four, which is the institute responsible for the ProLíder program that works towards the development of young leaders to promote social transformation and development of the country.
Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza
Souza, Mello e Torres