David A. M. Waltenberg
André Fabian Edelstein
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


 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


 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