Mrs Ana Karina Esteves de Souza > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
1052 – SÃO PAULO
SP 04534004

Work Department

Infrastructure and Energy, Public and Regulatory Law, M&A and Private Equity,, Life Sciences, Oil and Gas/ China Desk, India Desk, Japan Desk, Korea Desk, Southeast Asia Desk, Latin America & Iberia Desk




Ana Karina is specialist in Infrastructure and Energy, with focus in projects and transactions involving private investment in regulated sectors, including concessions and privatizations, administrative and regulatory law and project finance. A large part of Souza’s work encompasses providing clients with legal assistance on investment opportunities in the regulated sectors, structuring and developing projects, providing assistance on biddings and regulated sectors acquisitions, as well as general support regarding infrastructure projects. Souza has previous experience in the provision of legal assistance to clients of several areas of knowledge, such as energy, oil and natural gas, mining, transports, sanitation and pharmaceutical.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to Brazilian Bar Association,International Bar Association, New York State Bar, Brazil Lawyers Association, Brazilian Institute for Energy Law (IBDE).


Received her LL.B. from Universidade de São Paulo, post-graduate in Business and Economic Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and LL.M. from New York University.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

(Leading individuals)

Ana Karina Esteves de SouzaMachado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados combines finance, M&A and contractual expertise with comprehensive power sector market knowledge. The group – which is also adept at handling regulatory matters – offers support to traditional generation and renewable energy players seeking assistance with energy auctions, acquisitions and dispositions of power assets, and the development and financing of electricity projects. The team is under the joint leadership of two partners: Ana Karina Esteves de Souza, whose areas of expertise include private investment in regulated sectors, administrative law and privatisations; and Brasília-based Cristiane Romano, who is recommended for judicial and administrative disputes involving the energy sector. Laura Souza, who is proficient in transactional and regulatory matters pertaining to the power segment, is another key contact. Regulatory issues, project finance and transactions taking place in the infrastructure space are among Paulo Machado‘s key areas of practice.

Brazil > Life sciences

The life sciences department at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados takes a multidisciplinary approach to advise and support its clients in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, and also excels in advising companies in the tobacco, cannabis, and food and beverage sectors. Clients trust the firm to assist in navigating the Brazilian regulatory framework in the aforementioned sectors, as well as technology transfer agreements, clinical trials and research. The team is co-led by regulated market specialists Laura Garcia De Freitas Souza and Ana Karina Esteves de Souza. Gláucia Mara Coelho is also of note in the team, particularly in relation to regulatory agency disputes and strategic claims in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.