Infrastructure and Project Finance

Legal Representation for Implementing and Financing Infrastructure Projects

Countries develop by investing in their infrastructure. In 2017, the World Economic Forum ranked Brazil as 65th of 137 countries for the quality of its infrastructure. The sector still poses significant challenges and opportunities. Implementing infrastructure projects requires the use of various legal, financial and commercial documents to mitigate risks and maintain strict control over financial and operational flows. As a result, these negotiations create a framework for sharing risks and establishing guarantees memorialized through legal documents, for which experienced legal counsel remains critical.

US$ 11.4 bi
Level of foreign investment in infrastructure received by Brazil during the first quarter of 2017, a 500% increase over 2016 and over 50% of all foreign investment in the country
Brazil’s GDP expenditure on infrastructure

Almeida Advogados’ specialized team supports both Brazilian and foreign clients in carrying out infrastructure projects in Brazil, including:

  • Assisting with structuring projects related to energy, oil & gas, mining, communications and telecommunications, logistics and transportation, sanitation, ports, airports and railways, among other sectors;

  • Drafting and negotiating different types of contracts such as turnkey, “built to suit”, Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM), supply contracts and other documents used for infrastructure projects;

  • Providing legal advice on conducting bidding procedures;

  • Modeling and drafting legal studies for developing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects;

  • Offering representation on project finance;

  • Complete auditing of project to be financed;

  • Negotiating and reviewing project-related agreements;

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing documents related to project financing, including financing agreement and contract guarantee.

  • Advise on the electrical sector, including rules and procedures of the Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE), network procedures of the National System Operator (ONS) and rules of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL).

  • Draft, negotiate and review contracts for the purchase and sale of electricity, use of the transmission and distribution system (CUST/CUSD), EPC, equipment supply agreements and other documents related to the energy sector.

  • Provide legal advice on the mining sector, including for the research, extraction, trading, import and export of ore.

  • Draft, negotiate and review agreements for the transfer, purchase and sale, assignment of lease, supply of equipment, distribution and other documents related to the mining sector.

  • Advise on operations to finance pig iron plants and other major investments in the mining sector.

  • Assist with structuring and implementing upstream, midstream and downstream projects.

  • Counsel on the legal aspects of participating in bids.

  • Participate in administrative proceedings before the National Petroleum Agency (ANP).

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
Infrastructure and Project Finance
Labor, Employment and Social Security