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Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

PRAIA DE BOTAFOGO, 228, 15º ANDAR – A, 22250-906 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, BRAZIL
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Work +55 21 2196 9200
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Web:
www.cesconbarrieu.com.br

Rafael Baleroni

Tel:
Work +55 21 2196 9229
Email:
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Work Department

Partner in the areas of Project Finance, Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring, Oil & Gas, Shipping, Energy.

Position

Represents foreign and domestic financial institutions and companies, private and publicly-held companies, foreign and domestic sponsors and foreign investors in major offshore transactions in the industries of oil and gas, shipping and energy.

Career

Partner at Cescon Barrieu since 2013.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Member

Bar Admission: Brazil.

Education

He holds a degree in Law from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, where he held a scholarship from the Brazilian Oil Agency to specialize in Oil & Gas Law. He also holds a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) by the University of Chicago Law School, a Master’s degree in International Law by University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and he is a Specialist in Regulatory Law in the area of electric energy by Fundação Getulio Vagas (FGV).

Mr. Baleroni is associated to AIPN - Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, a member of the Commission of Oil and Derivatives of the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association, founding member of the Brazilian Institute of Maritime Law (IBDMar), associated to the Brazilian Association of Maritime Law (ABDM), director of the Brazilian Association of Consulting Engineers (ABCE) and a member of the Legal Committee of the Norwegian Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), where he has also been chairman and vice-chairman. Mr. Baleroni has authored several articles about topics of International Law, Oil and Gas Law, Project Finance and Foreign Investment.


Brazil

Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados provides ‘clear communications on complex legal issues’. Its recent work includes advising Seadrill on the debt restructuring of a $1.45bn secured credit facility intended to ringfence other entities in the group. Rafael Baleroni is recommended for ship finance.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Hydrocarbons

Within: Hydrocarbons

Combining expertise in banking and finance and oil and gas matters, Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has ‘great knowledge of the industry’ and a ‘swift and efficient’ practice. The group advised GeoPark on all regulatory and corporate matters related to the transfer of the company’s 30% stake in two blocks in the Potiguar Basin to Geopar Geosol Participações, as well as advising the company on contractual matters related to its drilling campaign. The ‘expertRafael Baleroni and Maurício Teixeira dos Santos are recommended. The firm changed its name following the departure of former name partner Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza.

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