Mr Rafael Vanzella > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados Offices
R. JOAQUIM FLORIANO
1052 – SÃO PAULO
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Mr Rafael Vanzella
Infrastructure and Energy
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(Next Generation Partners)
The well-established practice at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, which combines impressive administrative law and regulatory knowledge with transactional expertise, provides advisory services in relation to the entire spectrum of public law matters. The team is particularly sought after for its experience in public procurement, complex PPP agreements and high-stakes litigation before federal regulatory agencies and the superior courts of Brazil. Other typical mandates include privatisations, concessions and administrative improbity claims. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the team was engaged by clients across a range of sectors, such as transport, energy and sanitation, in relation to the extension of existing concession agreements, rebalancing requests of contracts, and litigation. Department head José Virgílio Lopes Enei is a name to note for PPPs and concessions of urban and social infrastructure. Lucas Sant’Anna is recommended by peers and clients alike for his strong background in public tenders, administrative law and PPPs. Rafael Vanzella, who specialises in public law and regulatory matters pertaining to the transport and sanitation sectors, and Pedro Saullo, whose areas of activity include concessions and PPP projects, are also key contacts.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Corporate and M&A
- Labour and employment
- Projects and infrastructure
- Public law
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Tax > Tax advisory
- Capital markets
- Competition and antitrust
- Dispute Resolution: Litigation
- Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)
- Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons
- City focus - Brasilia > Litigation
- Tax > Tax litigation
- Transport: Aviation
- Wealth and succession planning
- City focus - Belo Horizonte > Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Energy and natural resources > Mining
- Real estate
- Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
- Life sciences
- TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business
- White-collar crime and investigations