Regulatory

Pereira Neto | Macedo is engaged in a variety of important matters involving regulatory and public law issues, especially in relation to infrastructure sectors (e.g.: telecom, ports, airports, highways, energy, water and sewage treatment, rail and pipeline transportation, biofuels and petrochemicals).

In particular, the firm has extensive experience in assisting clients in public procurement procedures involving the concession of utility services, contracts with the government for new areas in public properties (such as airports) and bids by government owned companies (such as Petrobras and Metrô SP). In many such cases, the firm interacts with its litigation team whenever an issue has to be taken to the courts.

Pereira Neto | Macedo also assists clients with administrative and judicial proceedings involving the discussion of penalties imposed by regulatory agencies, or in guidance to organize compliance programs. The firm also provides legal advice to several trade associations in relation to discussions and negotiations with the federal government regarding possible regulatory changes that can affect their members’ interests.

“Public law matters are handled by the firm’s joint regulatory and competition department, taking full advantage of the frequent overlap between the disciplines. (...) The firm frequently assists clients with bids for concessions for major projects (...) “The firm has exceptional regulatory knowledge and is especially impressive for public tenders, an area which it is clearly very focused on,” say clients. (...) Market sources praise the firm’s “expertise and comprehensive vision of telecommunications.”
Chamber and Partner Latin America, 2012.

“The firm is also notable in blending its public and regulatory law expertise with its banking practice to offer a growing project finance and infrastructure practice, in transport, irrigation and pipeline work; public bidding is a particular expertise.”
Latin Lawyer 250 – 2012 Edition