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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

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Mauro Bardawil Penteado

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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

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Financing and infrastructure projects / Public and regulatory law / Energy / Financial services / Oil and gas / M&A and private equity




Co-head of the area of infrastructure and energy. Represents financial institutions, private companies, pension funds and private equity funds in a large range of financial and commercial transactions. With a great expertise in M&A transactions in the sector of infrastructure and energy, Penteado focuses his practice in projects and transactions involving private investments in regulated sectors, including concessions, privatizations, projects financing, and projects development. He has solid experience in representing the public and private sectors in structuring and modeling public-private partnerships – PPPs.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar (OAB), São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP) and International Bar Association (IBA).


Received his LL.B. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Master degree in Commercial Law from Universidade de São Paulo. He has also LL.M. from University of Virginia School of Law.


Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has one of the largest projects and infrastructure teams in the market, regularly acting on air, rail, road, water, energy and other projects. The firm advised Overseas Private Investment Corporation on the regulatory, environmental, real estate and contractual aspects relating to the operation and financing of Brazil’s first private oil transshipment terminal. José Virgílio Lopes Enei has ‘deep knowledge of project finance and fundraising’, and co-heads the team with José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior. Mauro Bardawil Penteado and Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira are also recommended.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has strong experience in infrastructure projects, public law and regulatory matters. It is set apart by its ability to advise on the full life cycle of projects, from bidding processes to administrative and judicial litigation, and has a notable track record before the Court of Accounts and Superior Court. Lucas Sant’Anna advised Entrevias Concessionária de Rodovias on the transition process in assuming a highway previously under Vianorte administration, and Mauro Bardawil Penteado and Rafael Vanzella advised Vale on an early extension process concerning railway concession contracts with the National Agency of Land Transport (ANTT). José Virgílio Lopes Enei leads the department.

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