David A. M. Waltenberg
Cristiana Macedo de Arruda Reis
André Fabian Edelstein
Gerusa de Souza Côrtes Magalhães
Eduardo Rodrigues Evangelista
Élen Caroline Moretto de Oliveira
Humberto Polcaro Negrão
Patrícia Ferreira Cardoso Villela de Andrade


 David A. M. Waltenberg
(david@waltenberg.com.br)

Founder of Advocacia Waltenberg

Areas of Practice
Constitutional, Regulatory, Administrative and Business Law
Emphasis:
• Structuring of institutional models in the electrical and natural gas sectors
• Tender offers, concession and administrative contracts in general
• Privatization of electrical energy concessionaires
• Implementation of water-based, thermal projects and power transmission facilities
• Mediation, arbitration and administrative litigation
Other Emphasis:
• Awarded by “Análise Advocacia – The Most Admired in Law” in category “Lawyer – Infrastructure and Regulatory” (since 2006)
• Nominated by “Chambers Latin America” as “Leading and Star Individual” in “Energy and Natural Resources: Power” (since 2009)
• Nominated by “Chambers Global” as “Leading Individual – Band 1” in “Energy and Natural Resources – Brazil” (2012)
• Nominated by “Legal 500 Latin America” as “Leading Lawyer” in “Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity” (2012)
• Former chairman of the Energy Strategic Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce – AMCHAM/SP

Previous Experience
• Attorney and Legal Manager of large Brazilian power companies (Companhia Paulista de Força e Luz – CPFL, Companhia Auxiliar de Empresas Elétricas Brasileiras – CAEEB and Eletropaulo – Eletricidade de São Paulo S/A)
• Legal Coordinator of the Departamento Nacional de Águas e Energia Elétrica – DNAEE (National Department of Water and Electricity), predecessor of ANEEL
• Head of the Institutional Relations Department of the Energy Secretariat for the State of São Paulo
• Consultant of the Brazilian Power-Sector Restructuring Project – “Projeto RE-SEB” (FHC Administration)
• Consultant of the “Power-Sector Technical Assistance Project” – “Projeto ESTAL” – 1st Phase – New Institutional Model of the Brazilian Power Sector (Lula Administration)

Background
• Lawyer graduated by the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo – USP (Largo de São Francisco) in 1974
• Specialist in Business Law by the Law School of Universidade Mackenzie in 1985

Foreign Languages
• English
• French


 Cristiana Macedo de Arruda Reis
(cristiana@waltenberg.com.br)

Member of Advocacia Waltenberg since 2008

Areas of Practice
Regulatory, Administrative and Contract Law
Emphasis:
• Legal assistance and advice on generation, transmission, distribution, commercialization and consumption of electrical energy, including renewable sources
• Privatization and other transactions involving power concessionaires, including legal due diligence
• Specific sector-related contracts, including free and regulated power purchase agreements, access and use of transmission and distribution systems
• Assistance to discussion of transmission and distribution tariff methodologies
• Legal assistance on tariff procedures with ANEEL
• Administrative and court litigation

Previous Experience
• Regulation Director at LIGHT – Serviços de Eletricidade S/A
• Legal Superintendence of LIGHT – Serviços de Eletricidade S/A
• Attorney at LIGHT – Serviços de Eletricidade S/A
• Practiced in other law firms dealing with administrative and regulatory law

Background
• Lawyer graduated by the Law School of Universidade Cândido Mendes in 1982
• Master in Business Administration – MBA in Business Law by Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV in 1999

Foreign Language
• English


 André Fabian Edelstein
(andre@waltenberg.com.br)

Member of Advocacia Waltenberg since 2001

Areas of Practice
Tax, Regulatory and Administrative Law
Emphasis:
• Assistance and advice in tax and administrative law to the power industry
• Studies on sector-related tax and charges levied on intra-sector contracts and projects that involve implementation of new undertakings
• Administrative litigation, including defenses, appeals and arguments at regulatory agencies’ meetings
• Mediation, arbitration and court litigation
Other Emphasis:
• Consultant of the Tax Group of the Associação Brasileira de Grandes Consumidores Industriais de Energia e Consumidores Livres – ABRACE
• Member of the Legal and Tax Committee of the Associação Brasileira de Concessionárias de Energia Elétrica – ABCE
• Member of the Tax Committee of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito da Energia – IBDE
• Member of the “Tax Task Force” of the American Chamber of Commerce – AMCHAM/SP
• Former administrative magistrate of the Tribunal de Impostos e Taxas – TIT of the State of São Paulo, in the term 2006/2007

Previous Experience
• Practiced in law firms dealing with tax, tender offer, concession and administrative contract matters involving preventive and consulting practice, and administrative and court litigation

Background
• Attorney graduated by the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 1998
• Specialist in Tax Law by Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 2001
• Master in Business Administration – MBA by Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid, Spain in 2010

Foreign Language
• English
• Spanish


 Gerusa de Souza Côrtes Magalhães
(gerusa@waltenberg.com.br)

Member of Advocacia Waltenberg since 2002
Areas of Practice
Regulatory, Administrative and Contract Law
Emphasis:
• Legal assistance and advice on generation, transmission, distribution, commercialization and consumption of electrical energy, including renewable sources
• Privatization and other transactions involving power concessionaires, including legal due diligence
• Specific sector-related contracts, including free and regulated power purchase agreements, access and use of transmission and distribution systems
• Legal assistance to discussion of power transmission and distribution tariff methodologies
• Legal assistance and advice in issues involving natural gas, including tariff methodologies
• Arbitration and administrative and court litigation
Other Emphasis:
• Speaker at Power Business Management Courses held by Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV since 2006
• Nominated by “Chambers Latin America” as “Up-and-coming individual” (2009) and “Band 4” (2010) in “Energy and Natural Resources: Power”
• Member of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito da Energia – IBDE
• Chairman of Energy Strategic Comitte of the American Chamber of Commerce – AMCHAM/SP

Previous Experience
• Attorney of Service Provider of the Wholesale Power Market – ASMAE, predecessor of the Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE
• Practiced in law firms dealing with civil litigation, regulatory and business law, and worked on privatization of gas, power, sanitation, transportation and telecommunications

Background
• Lawyer graduated by the Law School of Universidade Mackenzie in 1998
• Specialist in Economy and Business Law by Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV in 2006
• Course “Contractual and Legal Aspects in Hydropower Development” provided by the International Centre for Hydropower – ICH, Norway, in 2008
• Master in Energy by Universidade de São Paulo – USP - Programa Interunidades de Pós Graduação em Energia - PIPGE in 2009

Foreign Language
• English


 Eduardo Rodrigues Evangelista
(eduardo@waltenberg.com.br)

Member of Advocacia Waltenberg since 2012

Areas of Practice
Administrative, Regulatory and Tax Law
Emphasis:
• Assistance and advice in public law, public bidding procedures, administrative and tax litigation
Other Emphasis:
• Member of the Administrative Law Commission of Brazilian Bar Association/SP

Previous Experience
• Practiced in law firms dealing with administrative and regulatory law, including public bidding procedures, administrative and concession contracts, and civil and tax law

Background
• Lawyer graduated by Instituto Camillo Filho – ICF/PI in 2005
• Specialist in Tax Law by Instituto Luís Flávio Gomes – IELF in 2007
• Specialist in Sustainable Development and Environmental Law by Universidade de Brasília – UNB/DF in 2009
• Currently attending a Master Degree in Administrative Law by Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP

Foreign Language
• English


 Elen Caroline Moretto de Oliveira
(ecaroline@waltenberg.com.br)

Member of Advocacia Waltenberg since 2014

Areas of Practice
Regulatory and Administrative Law
Emphasis:
• Legal assistance and advice in regulatory matters on generation (hydro power plants, thermo power plants, renewable
sources), transmission, distribution, commercialization and consumption of electrical energy
• Legal assistance and advice on public bidding procedures, concession and administrative contracts
• Administrative and court litigation

Previous Experience
• Practiced in law firms dealing with Administrative and Regulatory Law

Background
Lawyer graduated by the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC/SP in 2012

Foreign Language
• English


 Humberto Polcaro Negrão
(humberto@waltenberg.com.br)

Member of Advocacia Waltenberg since 2011

Areas of Practice
Administrative and Regulatory Law
Emphasis:
• Legal assistance and advice in regulatory matters on generation (hydro power plants, thermo power plants, renewable sources), transmission, distribution, commercialization and to power consumers
• Legal assistance and advice on public bidding procedures, concession and administrative contracts
• Administrative and court litigation

Previous Experience
• Practiced in law firms dealing with Administrative and Regulatory Law

Background
• Lawyer graduated by the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 2005
• Specialist in Administrative Law by Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 2012

Foreign Language
• English


 Patrícia Ferreira Cardoso Villela de Andrade
(patricia@waltenberg.com.br)

Member of Advocacia Waltenberg since 2014

Areas of Practice
Regulatory, Administrative and Contract Law
Emphasis:
• Legal assistance and advice on regulatory-related matters within the energy sector
• Power Purchase Agreements
• Bidding procedures and Administrative Contracts in general
• Administrative litigation

Previous Experience
• Practiced in law firm dealing with Administrative Law
• Attorney at MPX Energia S.A.

Background
• Lawyer graduated by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in 2010
• Specialist in Public and Regulatory Law by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (LLM ongoing)

Foreign Language
• English
• Spanish