Mr Bruno Aurelio > Demarest Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Demarest Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001

Work Department

Infrastructure, Public and Regulatory Law




Bruno Aurélio is a partner of the Infrastructure, Public and Regulatory Law practices of Demarest Advogados in the São Paulo office. He has particular experience in the development of infrastructure projects, whether in the legal structuring or in the monitoring and general advice on tender procedures, as well as in the defense of corporate interests with regulatory agencies and other control authorities. He has recognized experience in the legal structuring of concession projects and public-private partnerships, as well as in privatization processes and in investments related to the different infrastructure sectors (transportation, ports, airports, railways, basic sanitation and solid waste). He has notable experience advising companies in construction, logistics and transport industries as well as various other public service concessionaires. Bruno represents companies in renegotiation of contracts and review of commercial aspects, sale and purchase of infrastructure assets (especially energy projects, ports, airports, roads and water). Bruno has significant experience in Brazilian administrative and constitutional law. He is the author of books and legal articles on the area, as well as a recognized lecturer in postgraduate courses in Brazil.


Portuguese, English.


  • Member of the Brazilian Bar Association
  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Legal Infrastructure Studies (Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Jurídicos da Infraestrutura – IBEJI)


  • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), PhD, Public Law, São Paulo, Brazil (2016)
  • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), LLM, Public Law, São Paulo, Brazil (2011)
  • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Bachelor of Law, São Paulo, Brazil (2005)
  • Awarded the Professor José Frederico Marques Prize for academic achievement by the Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Life sciences

The ‘highly qualified and experienced team‘ at Demarest Advogados acts for domestic and international companies from the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, animal health, medicine, healthcare and biochemical industries. With a multidisciplinary approach, the practice is well positioned to handle the full array of life sciences mandates, including interactions with ANVISA. Showcasing notable strength in biotech work, Claudio Mattos is particularly skilled in regulatory matters involving bio-controlled substances and genetically modified organisms. Bruno Aurélio, a key contact for tobacco and healthcare companies, and senior associate Monique Guzzo, a name to note for the pharmaceutical, food and supplementary health segments, stand out for their regulatory and public law capabilities. Ana Paula Pinheiro Schedel is experienced in pharmaceutical and biotechnology contracts, while Camila Biral often handles high-profile disputes in this space.

Brazil > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Bruno AurélioDemarest Advogados

Nationally renowned‘ full-service law firm Demarest Advogados is geared to assist clients with the whole spectrum of public procurement work, from competitive biddings and concessions to project development and administrative litigation. Prominent in a wide range of segments, including sanitation, transport and waste management, the team has notable experience handling administrative improbity proceedings before the Federal Court of Accounts. Recommended for complex infrastructure projects, PPPs and privatisations, Bruno Aurélio shares the practice’s leadership with telecoms specialist Tomás Paiva. In January 2023, the team was strengthened by the promotions of concession and PPPs expert Renan Sona and Izabella Reis, who focuses on the mining sector, to partner.

Brazil > Transport: Aviation

Full-service Demarest Advogados stands out for its in-depth understanding of the aviation industry, where it acts for a multitude of clients, ranging from airline carriers and aircraft manufacturers to engineering companies and governmental bodies. The aviation team is adept in corporate, financing and liability matters, and benefits from the firm’s strong corporate practice, which makes it well placed to handle M&A involving international airlines and its regulatory requirements. Other areas of expertise include restructurings of international airlines. Drawing on his previous in-house experience at major aviation companies, Gabriel Ricardo Kuznietz frequently acts in European and Latin American cross-border transactions. Bruno Aurélio is also a key member of the team and provides advice on infrastructure projects.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

The ‘highly committed team‘ at Demarest Advogados is often called upon by an array of domestic and international stakeholders looking for guidance in all steps of the financing and development of significant projects in the energy, mining, transport, logistics and social infrastructure segments. Besides its strong credentials in project finance and development, the team is also often engaged in public law-related mandates, including bid processes, concessions, PPP agreements and sector-specific disputes. Practice head Bruno Aurélio is singled out for his experience in regulated industries; he is the main point of contact in the team for government projects. Thiago Giantomassi focuses on capital markets transactions, having recently advised on the issuance of debt securities. Renan Sona Silva, who was welcomed to the partnership in January 2023, regularly assists in project development, competitive bids and related litigation. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Marina Ferraz Aidar, Maria Virginia Mesquita Nasser and Luana Komatsu Falkenburger from Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados in September 2023.