Fernanda da Cunha Lopez > Pinheiro Guimarães > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Guimarães
20040-918 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ

Work Department

Project Development and Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions




Fernanda Lopez is a key member of the energy practice, having accumulated significant experience in projects development, financing and M&A transactions, mainly in the energy sector. Her recent work highlights include assisting EDF Renewables in connection with the implementation of the Pirapora Solar Complex, the largest solar power generation facility in operation in Latin America, and the sale of a cocontrol ownership interest in the Pirapora Solar Complex to Omega Geração S.A., as well as assisting Aeris in connection with its framework agreement with Vestas for the supply of blades for wind turbine generators. Fernanda has an LLM from Columbia Law School, is admitted to practice also in New York and worked as an international associate at one of the most prestigious US law firms.


Brazilian Bar Association; New York Bar.


Education: Colégio PH, Rio de Janeiro (BA); University of the State of Rio de Janeiro Law School (LLB, 2008); Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School, Rio de Janeiro (Postgraduate Studies in Corporate Law, 2011); Columbia University Law School, New York (LLM, 2013). Foreign associate at Jones Day LLP, New York, 2013–2014. Member: Brazilian Bar Association; New York Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

At Pinheiro Guimarães, the projects team is well positioned to handle all matters that arise during the life cycle of an energy project, but particularly stands out for its strong credentials in project finance. Rated for its ability to ‘balance legal risk mitigation with various commercial aspects‘, the team is jointly led by André Sigelmann, who is recommended for his longstanding experience in the financing and development of projects, and M&A in the oil and gas, energy, and pulp and paper industries, and Roberta Giamattey Pimentel Fonseca Kelley, a prominent project finance specialist, who excels in the structuring of alternative structures for the funding of energy and infrastructure projects. Fernanda da Cunha Lopez is a key member of the energy department, who works in development, financing and M&A transactions, while Cristiane Selbach is counsel of choice for oil and gas clients.