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Siqueira Castro – Advogados

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Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna

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Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Work Department

Rio de Janeiro Office



Areas of Expertise
• Administrative Law
• Regulatory Law
• Economic Law
• Environmental Law
• Constitutional Law
• International Law
• Public Tenders
• Public Administration Contracts
• Infrastructure
• Energy Law
• Oil&Gas
• Public-private partnerships


• Over 10 years of experience in Administrative Law, Regulatory Law, Economic Law, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Public Tenders, Public Administration Contracts, Infrastructure, Energy Law, Oil and Gas, and Public-private partnerships. Member of the Siqueira Castro - Rio de Janeiro Regulatory Sector staff since 2003 • Worked as an international associate at Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, LLP and SNR Denton, in New York, USA • Vice-Chair of the International Procurement Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law • Vice-President of airport infrastructure at Brazilian Arbitration and Mediation Centre (CBMA) • Arbitrator at Brazilian Arbitration and Mediation Center (CBMA) • Member of the Steering Group for the International Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Law Section.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.


• Member of the Brazilian Bar Association. • Member of the American Bar Association (Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice; International Law and Public Contracts section). • Vice-Chair of the International Procurement Committee of the International Law Section. • Member of the Steering Group for the International Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Law Section. • Member of the Electric Energy Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP). • Member of the Administrative Law Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ). • Founding Member - Brazil Infrastructure Institute. • Former Co-Chair - Solar Energy Committee at Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Energia Elétrica - APINE.


• Graduated from Universidade Cândido Mendes, in 2005
• Post-graduate in Regulatory and State Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/RJ)
• Master of Law (LL.M) in Trade Regulation from the New York University – NYU



Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Providing ‘quick and adequate replies’, Siqueira Castro – Advogados acts for clients such as Camargo Corrêa, Petrobras and Fraport. NUCLEP – Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados engaged the firm for advice on the operation of a port terminal and new nuclear power and oil and gas projects. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna is a key partner.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Siqueira Castro – Advogados has a broad public law practice, and is considered ‘a safe pair of hands’. In 2016, the team was active across administrative, regulatory and anti-corruption matters, both contentious and non-contentious. It also added to its ranks with the hire of Rodolfo Licurgo Tertulino de Oliveira, previously at his own boutique. Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro and Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna co-lead the team.

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Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

Siqueira Castro – Advogados’ ‘dedicated and competent’ team is particularly recommended for litigation in the maritime sector. Renato Otto Kloss and Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna represented Rexam Amazonia in litigation against Aliança Navegação e Logística concerning the delivery of products through a different route, which permitted the detention of the products at the port of Navegantes.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources


Within: Electricity

Siqueira Castro – Advogados’ litigation department has a specialist electric energy sub-group, which mainly represents power companies. The group also advised Itaguaçu da Bahia Energias Renováveis on the acquisition of aerogenerators, and assisted other clients in energy auctions. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna and Simone Paschoal Nogueira are recommended.

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Within: Hydrocarbons

Higly recommended for disputes in the sector, Siqueira Castro – Advogados is representing Gasmig in a dispute with infrastructure and transport department DNIT concerning the interference of planned infrastructure projects with the client’s gas transportation ducts. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna is ‘a top-notch lawyer’.

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Within: Mining

Commended as ‘proactive and efficient’, Siqueira Castro – Advogados advised Mineração Potilider on regulatory issues and assisted Mineração Caraíba in environmental and mining matters. Fernando Villela de Andrade Vianna and the ‘dynamic, flexible and professionalSimone Paschoal Nogueira are the names to note.

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