Mr Rafael Vanzella > 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 / Contracts and complex negotiations / Public and regulatory law / Construction / Energy / Financial services




Vanzella is specialist in regulated contracts, structured acquisitions and financings, complex guarantees, and public administration business conducted in the sectors of transports and logistics, energy, urban mobility and cities, basic sanitation, and solid waste. He provides legal assistance to investors, main contractors, suppliers of capital goods, financial institutions, and governmental agencies on a range of steps of an infrastructure project, such as private-public partnerships modeling and concessions, negotiation of joint venture agreements, participation in tenders, establishment of special purpose companies and of their shareholders’ agreements, structuring construction contracts, supply and off-takes, paying in of capital structure, and disvestiture transactions. He also engages activities in expression of interest procedures, pre-litigation procedures of administrative contracts, regulatory analysis and diagnosis, and drawing up studies on sectors and public policies.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association.


Received his LL.B from Universidade de São Paulo. Guest researcher at Fakultät der Rechtswissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg and Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht. Obtained his Doctorate degree in Civil Law from Universidade de São Paulo.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

(Next Generation Partners)

Rafael VanzellaMachado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

The ‘incredibly hardworking and creative‘ public law group at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados ‘works around the clock to come up with the best possible solutions to complex problems‘. Areas of strength include public-private partnerships (PPPs), privatisations, concessions and administrative litigation. ‘Terrific lawyerLucas Sant’Anna ‘has tremendous experience with the Federal Audit Court (TCU) and other government auditing and litigation bodies‘. José Virgílio Lopes Enei, Mauro Bardawil Penteado and Rafael Vanzella also receive praise.