Rodrigo Machado > Madrona Fialho Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Madrona Fialho Advogados
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3064
11º andar
Jardim Paulistano
SP, 01451-000

Work Department

  • Infrastructure
  • Regulatory & Public Law
  • Energy
  • Project Finance
  • Competition & Antitrust




Rodrigo advises companies operating in regulated sectors, especially in the Electricity Sector and Natural Gas. He advises them in power generation and transmission structuring, including full advisory in Power Auctions, Transmission Auctions, grant proceedings (concession, authorization and registration. He participates in drafting and negotiating contracts that are common in these sectors, such as EPC, O&M, and PPA. He acts in administrative proceedings before ANEEL – National Agency of Electric Power. He provides regulatory advisory services to clients with respect to ANEEL’s acts, CCEE’s Commercialization Rules and Procedures, network procedures and relevant regulatory acts. He has experience in privatizations, corporate transactions involving concessionaires and authorized companies, previous authorization procedures for transfer of control. He also acts in general matters of Public and Administrative Law.


Portuguese, English, Franch, Spanish and Russian


  • Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section (2009)

  • President of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies – IBDE

  • Member of the Energy Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo chapter

  • Member of the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries – ABDIB

  • Member of the Infrastructure Committee of the France-Brazil Chamber of Commerce – CCIFB

  • Member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Committee on Environment and Energy – ICC Brasil

  • Member of the Association of the Energy Cogeneration Industry – COGEN


  • École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS (Master, 2010)
  • Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (LL.B., 2008)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

The infrastructure, regulatory and public law team at Madrona Fialho Advogados offers a ‘personalised, high-quality and quick service‘ to clients seeking advice on a multitude of power matters, ranging from transactions to contracts and litigation. Rodrigo Machado leads assistance to clients from regulated sectors, bringing together considerable experience in M&A involving power assets, self-production structures, project implementation and regulatory proceedings. He manages the team with Rodrigo Barata, who joined from the São Paulo State Transport Agency (ARTESP) in August 2022. The team was further strengthened by the arrival of senior associate Felipe Zaratini from Cescon Barrieu in December 2021; he focuses on development matters in the power sector, with a special emphasis on renewable generation projects.

Brazil > Public law

Following the merger of Fialho Salles Advogados and Madrona Advogados in February 2023, Madrona Fialho Advogados draws on a combination of broad non-contentious and specialised contentious expertise. With a strong portfolio in water, sewage and sanitation, the team frequently handles PPPs, concession agreements and public bids. Based in Belo Horizonte, Anderson Novais focuses on the economic and financial balance of concession agreements, and Gustavo Magalhães supports clients in major regulatory and infrastructure matters. The São Paulo team is headed by Gustavo Uchiyama, who is well versed in complex administrative law matters, Rodrigo Machado, a specialist in the power sector, and Rodrigo Barata, who joined from ARTESP in August 2022 and has ‘a deep knowledge of administrative law‘. Rosane Menezes Lohbauer left the firm in January 2023.