Julião Coelho Advocacia > Brasilia, Brazil > Firm Profile

Julião Coelho Advocacia
BRASILIA, CEP: 71680-270

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

Highlighted for its ‘excellent legal technical performance', energy boutique Julião Coelho Advocacia has an active presence in the energy regulatory space, often representing clients in market-shaping cases before the superior courts in Brazil. The Brasília-based firm is a go-to destination for major players from the electricity sector facing complex regulatory challenges in the power generation, transmission, distribution, trading and renewable segments. Providing legal opinions and assisting in high-profile contentious matters are core areas of activity for the practice, which also offers support to international energy companies looking to establish operations or invest in the country. Founding partner Julião Silveira Coelho is a reference in the sector for his constant involvement in cases before the federal courts and ANEEL. Camila Alves Angoti de Moraes is noted for her experience in both non-contentious matters and litigation, where she excels in cases involving new technology in the solar and storage segments. Pedro Henrique Maciel Fonseca brings together expertise in public law, regulation and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Julião Silveira Coelho; Camila Alves Angoti de Moraes; Pedro Henrique Maciel Fonseca


‘Very agile team, quick to understand client’s needs, exceptional strategic performance in addition to excellent legal technical skills.’

‘Julião Silveira Coelho is the most assertive and capable lawyer in the sector. Camila Alves Angoti de Moraes is very smart, knows the energy sector well and is always available.’

Key clients

Elera Renováveis

ENEL Brasil

Norte Energia – NESA

Associação Brasileira de Grandes Consumidores Industriais de Energia e de Consumidores Livres – ABRACE

Associação Brasileira dos Produtores Independentes de Energia Elétrica – APINE

Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica – ABEEÓLICA

BTG Pactual

Votorantim Energia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Associação Brasileira dos Produtores Independentes de Energia Elétrica – APINE in a lawsuit regarding the government’s changes to conditions based on which APINE’s associates have developed their hydroelectric generation projects.
  • Represents ABRACE in a lawsuit that questions the inclusion of certain expenses in the rate called Conta de Desenvolvimento Energético (Energy Development Account).
  • Representing BTG Pactual and other energy trading companies which seek legal protection against the decision of ANEEL and CCEE to revoke discounts regarding the purchase of renewable power from different clean sources.

The firm: Juliao Coelho Law Firm is an energy law boutique with notable strength handling complex regulatory cases before the federal courts, including the superior courts. Our founding and name partner, Juliao Coelho, has occupied the positions of Commissioner and Federal Attorney at the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency, which lends the firm first-hand experience when it comes to regulatory matters in the energy sector.

The firm has been involved in all leading cases in the energy field for the past few years, be it by providing legal opinions or litigating complex matters, always providing a multidisciplinary approach. The firm represents major players from the energy sector and has a considerable workload coming from energy associations.

Juliao Coelho Law Firm was originally founded in 2006, and resumed its business in 2014, after its founding and name partner, Juliao Coelho, concluded this mandate as Commissioner of the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency.

In the past four years, the firm has consolidated its position as a leading firm in the development of regulatory claims and high profile litigation cases in the Brazilian electricity power sector, employing a team of professionals that combine high technical and academic expertise.

Energy, Regulatory and Infrastructure Law Litigation Julião Silveira Coelho - (Founding and Name Partner - juliao@juliaocoelho.com - + 55 61 3367 7027)
Energy, Regulatory and Infrastructure Law Consultancy Julião Silveira Coelho - (Founding and Name Partner - juliao@juliaocoelho.com - + 55 61 3367 7027)