Professional Experience

Bruno Alves Duarte joined the firm in 2012 and became partner in 2022. He is a member of the Public and Regulatory Law – Projects and Ventures group and is a specialist in infrastructure projects, public and regulatory law, and governmental matters. He advises clients in consultations, disputes, deals, and diverse industry-related transactions, in infrastructure projects and cases that involve public entities and regulatory agencies. Bruno has extensive experience advising clients in administrative and judicial proceedings related to several areas of law, especially in cases involving public entities and regulatory agencies or infrastructure projects. He works especially in the complete conduct of project implementation, including negotiation and contracts between partners, coordination of due diligence, participation in bidding processes, signing and management of government contracts. It also prepares legal opinions and responds to consultations on areas of expertise, including public tenders and government contracts, concessions, public-private partnership agreements, feasibility and development of infrastructure projects, and international project documentations.

Work abroad

Bruno has one year of experience working in-house for a Japanese trading company and another year and a half working on large energy, mining and infrastructure projects, working as a lawyer at Ablfs McKfnzif’s Tokyo office, where he had experience with multi-jurisdictional contracts for relevant projects, including in the areas of energy, construction (EPC and EPCM) and infrastructure in general.

Academic Background

Duarte graduated from the Universidade de Brasília with a degree in law and went on to obtain a master’s degree in legal-political sciences with a mention in constitutional law from the Universidade de Coimbra (2012).

Representative matters and clients

  • Advised, from the internal decisions (as in-house) to the end of the operation (as external), one of the largest Trading Companies in Japan in its first large investment in Brazil, through the acquisition of a grain logistics company, including warehouses and participation in a port terminal, integrating the logistics operation from origination to final export – approximate value: US$ 220 million.
  • Assisted in the merger of the international assets of two of the largest Japanese energy developers. The transaction involved more than 20 energy companies around the world and won the “Energy and Resources Deal of the Year Award – ALB Japan Law Awards 2016”.
  • Assisted IT industry client in leading case before the Federal Court of Audit, working on the reversal of a decision related to the legality of the client’s distributor sales model – in a case that could impact several industries (in progress).
  • Assisted client in matters related to a Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, including drafting communications to authorities, preparing and supporting the client before and during the hearing.
  • Constantly advising client on several renewable energy projects (wind and solar), including coordination of due diligences, drafting and negotiation of relevant contracts, and participation in bidding processes for energy contracts.
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