David A. M. Waltenberg

 David A. M. Waltenberg

Founder of Advocacia Waltenberg

Areas of Practice
Constitutional, Regulatory, Administrative and Business Law
• 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)

• 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