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Demarest Advogados

AV PEDROSO DE MORAES 1201, SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 1800
Fax:
Fax +55 11 3356 1700
Email:
Web:
www.demarest.com.br

Rafael Gagliardi

Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 1576
Email:
Web:
www.demarest.com.br/en-us/advogados/rafael-villar-gagliardi
Demarest Advogados

Work Department

Position

Partner

Career

Rafael heads the energy law department, and concentrates his practice in energy, arbitration and litigation areas.

Languages

English, Spanish, Italian

Member

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr). Listed Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers of CIESP/FIESP, FIEP, SRB. Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).

Education

LL.D., LL.M. and LL.B. from PUC/SP (2015/2006/2001). Visiting researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science-LSE (2012).

Leisure

Co-editor, "10 years of the Civil Code" and "CISG in Brazil". Co-author, "Investment Protection in Brazil". Author, "Withholding Performance Defense", among others.


Brazil

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Within: Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Demarest Advogados 'understands the client's needs and acts and thinks like the client's shareholder'. The disputes team is also noted for its 'great leadership' and 'exceptional communication in Portuguese and English'. A recent highlight from Celso Xavier's caseload was his representation of Comgås in a lawsuit seeking a rebalance of its concession agreement; in December 2018, the client was awarded R$500m. Rafael Gagliardi has 'deep technical and legal knowledge'; criminal and compliance expert Fabyola En Rodrigues is an 'exceptional' lawyer; and Carlo Verona is 'very meticulous' and 'gives sound legal and commercially viable advice'. Marcelo Inglez de Souza also recommended.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity

Within: Electricity

Demarest Advogados’ group ‘differentiates itself through its knowledge of electricity commercialisation rules and industry regulation’, according to clients. In addition to its regulatory strength, the ‘business-oriented, responsive and technical group’ also deals with project development and corporate finance matters. Power lead Rafael Gagliardi and newly promoted partner Raphael Gomes are both noted as ‘great leaders, who steer and engage their teams brilliantly’; together they represented Engie Brasil Energia in a lawsuit brought by Eletrobras concerning the devolution of UTE Alegrete, one of the biggest thermal power plants in Brazil.

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