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Brazilian Energy & Infrastructure Opportunities in the Current Business Climate (London)

[External Location] CMS Mitre House

Past event
23 June 2015, 17:30 - 20:00 UTC +00:00

Brazil is Latin America's largest economy and an increasingly important global player. Energy and natural resources are driving economic growth. Mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment have reached record levels in recent years, while government initiatives, Brazil’s hosting of the World Cup in 2014 and the Rio Olympics in 2016, are creating huge demand for infrastructure investments.

On the other hand, macroeconomic and political challenges, combined with a string of high-profile corruption investigations have turned many investors off. However, with solid long-term fundamentals, attractive asset values and new opportunities in the energy and infrastructure sectors, is now the right time to get into Brazil?

CMS is pleased to collaborate with leading Brazilian law firms and fellow members of Lex Anglo-Brasil, Bichara Advogados and Aroeira Salles Advogados, to present this seminar examining the opportunities for investors in these sectors, as well as the challenges that exist in the current business climate.


17.30 - 18.00 Registration

18.00 - 18.10 Introduction - Tim Elliott, CMS London

18.10 - 18.40 Challenges and opportunities in Brazilian oil & gas - Ted Rhodes, CMS Brazil

18.40 - 19.40 Developments in the Brazilian infrastructure sector - Francisco Ferreira, Aroeira Salles Advogados, Fernanda Amante, Bichara Advogados

19.40 - 20.00 Q&A with the panel

20.00 Drinks and canapés after the seminar

About the speakers

Ted Rhodes - Ted is managing partner in CMS’ Rio de Janeiro office, where he has built a thriving energy and infrastructure practice. He has particular expertise in the oil and gas, mining and offshore sectors, having previously worked in the CMS London and CMS Aberdeen offices and on secondment to BP.

Fernanda Amante – Fernanda has extensive experience in infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on oil and gas, shipbuilding, power generation and ports. She has advised major companies such as Camargo Correa, Atlantico Sul Shipyard, OSX and Cone SA on joint ventures, crisis management, concessions and public/private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and the drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to Project Finance, Built to Suit and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction).

Francisco Ferreira - Francisco specialises in advising on large scale infrastructure and construction contracts, with a particular focus on the resolution of complex construction disputes. He is an experienced litigator and has conducted a number of disputes involving high value infrastructure and oil and gas projects.

Ted Rhodes
Office Managing Partner, CMS Brazil
E ted.rhodes@cms-cmck.com
T +55 21 3722 9832

Fernanda Amante
Partner, Bichara Advogados
E fernanda.amante@bicharalaw.com.br
T +55 21 98672 6279

Francisco Ferreira
Partner, Aroeira Salles Advogados
E francisco@aroeirasalles.com.br
T +55 31 3248 2300


Portrait of Ted Rhodes
Ted Rhodes
Rio de Janeiro
Portrait of Tim Elliott
Tim Elliott