Mr Fernando Rissoli Lobo Filho > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Compliance and Internal Investigations, Infrastructure, Public Law.


Senior associate.


Fernando Rissoli Lobo Filho handles advisory and litigation cases involving public law (i.e., administrative law), infrastructure and compliance. He has extensive experience in public procurement and administrative contracts, public utility concessions and private-public partnerships (PPPs), granting of use rights and sale of public areas, among other related matters. He advises local and international clients on regulatory matters, mainly those involving ports, airports, roads, railways and basic sanitation. Fernando engages in the defense of clients’ interests and/or in the defense of clients in public civil actions, class actions, civil actions related to administrative misconduct, motions for writ of mandamus, among other legal measures, and also practices in administrative proceedings before the Public Prosecutor’s Offices, Budget Oversight Boards and other control agencies.


English, Portuguese.


Master’s Degree in Administrative Law from the University of São Paulo (USP).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

Covering both consultancy and litigation matters, Pinheiro Neto Advogados is equipped to lead advice on interactions with governmental entities and high-profile judicial cases involving public administration issues. The team is often retained by clients in the transport, sanitation, healthcare and defence sectors in relation to government tenders for public concessions, PPPs, privatisations and contract negotiations. Recently, the practice has been active in matters arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, advising on the execution of emergency contracts with the government and on the renegotiation of government contracts due to unforeseen circumstances. The public law team also took on a leading role in the firm’s pro bono initiative assisting clients in the implementation of measures to help fight Covid-19, such as donations to the government and cooperation agreements. Ricardo Pagliari Levy is seasoned in administrative proceedings and public procurement. The latter is also a core area of activity for Fernando Rissoli Lobo Filho, who also showcases strength in regulatory issues. Other key individuals include Heloisa Figueiredo Ferraz and Marcello Bernardes, who focuses on infrastructure projects and litigation.