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

PRAIA DO FLAMENG, 200, 11º ANDAR, RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ , CEP 22210-901, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 21 3231 8200
Web:
www.mattosfilho.com.br
Brasilia, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Pablo Sorj

Tel:
Work +55 21 3231-8241
Email:
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Work Department

Rio de Janeiro

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

English Spanish Portuguese

Member

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.

Education

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


Brazil

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

While best known for its project finance work, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados provides a broad range of services, and is ‘well-versed in banking regulation’. A recent highlight was advising Goldman Sachs on financing a receivables fund to settle obligations of Nubank’s cardholders with merchants, and to enable the acquisition of credit card receivables from Nubank. The group also advised Banco do Brasil, Itaú Unibanco and Banco da Amazônia on the project financing of the construction of a R$950m waterway logistics project. In São Paulo, José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz, Marina Anselmo Schneider and the ‘knowledgeable’ Renato Schermann Ximenes de Melo are recommended. Rio de Janeiro based Pablo Sorj is the name to note for project finance.

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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 sizeable and ‘very experienced’ team at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados combines outstanding project finance expertise with public sector experience. It advised Pátria Investimentos as the successful bidder in relation to energy agency ANEEL’s procurement for the EPC agreement covering over 1,100km of transmission lines, worth approximately R$2bn. Another highlight was assisting the lenders, Banco do Brasil, Itaú Unibanco and Banco da Amazônia, in the project financing of a R$950m waterway logistics project operated by three SPVs controlled by Hidrovias do Brasil. Pablo Sorj and Bruno Werneck are recommended.

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Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga AdvogadosGiovani Loss and Pablo Sorj are recommended for financings in the shipping sector. The group also acts in regulatory matters and disputes, and recently assisted in the negotiation of Svitzer’s shipbuilding contracts. On the aviation side, it acted for United Airlines, VRG Linhas Aéreas and Gol.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity

Within: Electricity

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados handles transactional and project finance work in the power sector, and also disputes. Highlights included advising Contour Global on the acquisition of all shares held by Neoenergia in six energy generation companies, and assisting Pátria Investimentos in relation to an ANEEL public auction. Pablo Sorj and Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito were involved in both matters, and also led advice to Enel Green Power Participações and Banco Santander on the first issuance of promissory notes by the former-mentioned company for the financing of three hydropower plants.

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