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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Brasilia, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Pablo Sorj

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Rio de Janeiro


Partner - Energy, Finance, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas and Project Finance


Pablo's practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions, developers and private equity firms in a wide range of oil & gas, power, renewable energy, mining and other infrastructure-related projects in Brazil. He has particular expertise in multi-sourced financings (including those with the Brazilian Development Bank) and representation of investors focusing on project development and M&A activities in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is a member of Stanford Law School’s Board of Visitors and a Board Member of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP). He worked in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.


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Member of Stanford Law School’s Board of Visitors and a Board Member of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP). He worked in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.


Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro; Master of Laws (LL.M.), Stanford Law School; Executive MBA, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a broad banking and finance practice including regulatory matters and project finance. It recently advised Goldman Sachs and Fortress Investment Group on a cross-border, multi-currency transaction involving the increase of Nubank’s credit line to R$455m; Renato Schermann Ximenes de Melo led the advice on this, and also assisted Visa in developing an internal regulatory framework concerning authorisation proceedings for payment schemes and card networks. Having ‘excellent negotiatorMarina Anselmo Schneider as an adviser ‘makes a difference in a complex finance deal’, and project finance expert Pablo Sorj is ‘particularly good’. Also recommended are Alex Hatanaka, who specialises in administrative proceedings, and José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Leading lawyers

Pablo Sorj - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Within: Projects and infrastructure

The ‘very experienced’ team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados combines public sector and project finance expertise. It advised Petrobras on the sale of 90% of the outstanding shares in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste to Nova Infraestrutura FIP, for over $3.5bn. Another highlight was acting for Banco Itaú BBA, Banco ABC Brasil, Banco Société Generale Brasil and Inter-American Development Bank on the financing of the development of five photovoltaic power plants in the state of Minas Gerais. Pablo Sorj and Bruno Werneck are recommended.

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Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

Highly regarded for its ship finance practice, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados counts Karoon, Elcano and Maersk Line among its clients. It assisted the latter in relation to regulatory issues involving the registration of foreign-flagged vessels in Brazil and related transfers of ownership. Giovani Loss and Pablo Sorj are recommended.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources


Within: Electricity

Renowned for both its transactional and regulatory expertise in the power sector, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados also regularly handles disputes. The group advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its joint acquisition of two operational wind farms in northeastern Brazil; and advised AES Tietê Energia on its acquisition from Renova Energia of a 386MW wind farm located in the state of Bahia. Another highlight was advising Contour Global on the acquisition of all shares held by Neoenergia in six energy generation companies, with Pablo Sorj and Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito both acting. Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres was made up to partner in 2017. Thiago Luís Sombra joined from now-defunct firm Odon Sombra Advogados.

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