André Sigelmann > Pinheiro Guimarães > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Guimarães
20040-918 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ

Work Department

Projects; M&A




Key partner. André Sigelmann co-heads the firm’s Projects practice and accumulates more than 20 years of experience in the development, implementation and financing of projects and also in M&A transactions in which in-depth knowledge of projects development and implementation is a key element. André has a particularly notable experience in the pulp and paper, energy and oil & gas industries, having assisted clients in these industries in several transactions, including EDF Renewables’ Pirapora Solar Complex, the largest in operation in Latin America, Suzano’s pulp plant in Maranhão, one of the largest in the world, Petrobras’ Malhas, PDET and P-53 projects, the EDP/CTG/Furnas’ São Manoel 600MW hydro power plant, in addition to wind power projects totaling more than 21GW of installed capacity. André 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 Israelita Brasileiro A Liessin, Rio de Janeiro (BA); University of the State of Rio de Janeiro Law School (LLB, 1994); Columbia University Law School, New York (LLM, 1999). Foreign associate at Allen & Overy LLP, New York, 1999–2000. Member: Brazilian Bar Association;  New York Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

André SigelmannPinheiro Guimarães

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.