Mónica Carneiro Pacheco > CMS > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

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1250-071 Lisbon

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Energy & Natural Resources




Mónica Carneiro Pacheco is the head of the Energy and Natural Resources practice at CMS Portugal. She is experienced in assisting the main national and international players in the energy sector on public law, with a special focus on energy law, PPP projects, public procurement, concessions and environment.

Her main areas of focus are renewable energy projects (wind, solar photovoltaic and hydro), electricity, natural gas, cogeneration, innovation projects, privatizations, and mergers and acquisitions, in which she has been involved in the installation, production, transmission, distribution, supply and grid connection in regulatory issues, licensing, contractual issues, litigation and dispute resolution.

She is also well versed on environmental issues, advising notably on environmental licensing, monitoring minimization measures and environmental impact compensation.

Mónica has been widely recognised as a leading energy and natural resources lawyer.


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Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Energy and natural resources

(Hall of Fame)

Mónica Carneiro PachecoCMS

CMS is trusted by major clients across the entire energy chain, and highly regarded for its in-depth knowledge of ‘all matters of regulation and legislation in Portugal‘. The energy and climate change team is entirely dedicated to the energy sector, providing legal support on the implementation of projects, domestic and cross-border transactions, litigation, and an array of regulatory issues involving upstream and downstream oil and gas, power and renewable energy. Practice head Mónica Carneiro Pacheco is a leading authority in the Portuguese market; she has a strong reputation for her regulatory expertise in the sector and track record in headline-grabbing projects. Bernardo Cunha Ferreira, whose experience also covers environmental and industrial licensing, excels in the renewable energy space. Manuel Cassiano Neves ‘is a great expert in the area of energy and regulation‘, and demonstrates particular strength in public tenders and administrative proceedings.