Angelica Petian > Vernalha Pereira Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Vernalha Pereira Advogados
Rua Olimpíadas, 200 – 2º Andar Vila Olímpia
CEP 04551-000
Brazil

Work Department

Compliance and Corporate Integrity; Civil Construction; Infrastructure and Projects

Position

Head of Infrastructure and Projects

Career

Angélica is head of infrastructure and projects at Vernalha Pereira. With over 20 years of experience in advisory law in Public Law, she advises companies in infrastructure biddings and during the performance of contracts, in the various relationships with the Government, with emphasis on the defense of the interests of companies before regulatory agencies and control bodies. She has vast experience in structuring concession projects and public-private partnerships, as well as in privatization processes or investments related to different infrastructure sectors. She worked for 9 years at the Audit Court of the City of São Paulo. She is a professor of Administrative Law in several post-graduate courses and author of legal articles in the field.

Languages

Portuguese; English

Memberships

– Member of Infra Women Brazil (IWB).

– Member of the Special Commission on Infrastructure and Development of the Bar Association (OAB) – SP State Section.

– Member of the Brazilian Association of Administrative and Economic Law (ABRADADE).

– Member of the Administrative Law Commission of the Bar Association (OAB) – SP State Section.

– Member of the Brazilian Institute of Sanctioning Administrative Law (IDASAN).

Education

– Post-doctoral student of Law at the University of São Paulo (USP).

– Ph.D. in State Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP – 2015).

– LL.M. in Administrative Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP).

– LL.M. in Administrative Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP).

– Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of São Bernardo do Campo (FDSBC – 2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

Renowned firmVernalha Pereira Advogados has a strong reputation for both contentious and non-contentious matters, assisting with PPPs, high-value public tenders and concessions. Founding partner Fernando Vernalha Guimarães is a key resource for large public concessionaires and development banks. He is supported by Thiago Lima Breus and Angelica Petian, who handle the entire spectrum of public law and regulatory work, standing out for their experience in the infrastructure and sanitation sectors. Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira is also recommended for contentious and anti-corruption matters. The group was further strengthened in June 2023 by the arrival of constitutional, administrative and regulatory law specialist Rodrigo Pinto De Campos and Aline Lícia Klein from Porto Lauand Advogados; both possess in-depth knowledge of bidding procedures, government contracts and public concessions.