Ms Heloisa Figueiredo Ferraz > 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.


Heloísa Figueiredo Ferraz represents local and international clients in issues involving public procurement and public contracts, public utility concessions, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and regulatory issues. She advises on matters and defends clients in administrative proceedings and before Budget Oversight Boards. She also concentrates her practice on anti-corruption compliance and administrative misconduct. She usually engages in due diligence and negotiations involving public contracts and anti-corruption compliance issues in M&A deals.


French, English, Portuguese.


Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Specialization Degree (Certificate) in Administrative Law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

(Rising stars)

Heloisa Figueiredo FerrazPinheiro Neto Advogados

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.