Mr Mauro Bardawil Penteado > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP, 01451-000

Work Department

Financing and infrastructure projects




Co-head of the area of infrastructure and energy. Represents financial institutions, private companies, pension funds and private equity funds in a large range of financial and commercial transactions. With a great expertise in M&A transactions in the sector of infrastructure and energy, Penteado focuses his practice in projects and transactions involving private investments in regulated sectors, including concessions, privatizations, projects financing, and projects development. He has solid experience in representing the public and private sectors in structuring and modeling public-private partnerships – PPPs.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar (OAB), São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP) and International Bar Association (IBA).


Received his LL.B. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, LL.M. from University of Virginia and master’s degree in Commercial Law from Universidade de São Paulo.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is able to handle the full range of public law issues; the practice has a strong track record in public bids, privatisations, concessions, complex public-private arrangements (PPPs) and administrative proceedings before federal regulatory bodies. Other notable areas of practice include judicial litigation and administrative improbity cases. Mauro Bardawil Penteado, who specialises in public law and projects, oversees the department with José Enei, whose areas of focus include PPPs and concessions. Lucas Sant’Anna is noted for his deep knowledge of regulatory matters, particularly involving the sanitation, airports, railways, highways and transport sectors. Rafael Vanzella is completely devoted to public law, and is proficient in public tenders, concessions and administrative agreements.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

Fielding one of the biggest infrastructure and project finance teams in the market, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados covers the entire spectrum of legal services relating to projects. Mandates range from advising on public-private partnerships (PPPs), project finance and development to government concessions, bidding processes and M&A involving regulated sectors. The team receives instructions from significant domestic and international players operating in a variety of sectors, with particular emphasis in sanitation, oil and gas, transportation and energy. José Virgílio Lopes Enei, who excels in project financing and M&A in regulated sectors, leads the practice. José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior has extensive experience in the energy, roads and mining sectors, while Mauro Bardawil Penteado is often retained to structure complex PPP arrangements. Project and structured finance transactions are areas of expertise for Adriano Schnur. Alberto Faro is another name to note for domestic and cross-border project financing.