Rodrigo Machado


Regulatory & Public Law
Project Finance
Competition & Antitrust


École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS (Master, 2010)
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (LL.B., 2008)


Rodrigo advises companies operating in regulated sectors, especially in the Electricity Sector and Natural Gas. He advises them in power generation and transmission structuring, including full advisory in Power Auctions, Transmission Auctions, grant proceedings (concession, authorization and registration. He participates in drafting and negotiating contracts that are common in these sectors, such as EPC, O&M, and PPA. He acts in administrative proceedings before ANEEL – National Agency of Electric Power. He provides regulatory advisory services to clients with respect to ANEEL’s acts, CCEE’s Commercialization Rules and Procedures, network procedures and relevant regulatory acts. He has experience in privatizations, corporate transactions involving concessionaires and authorized companies, previous authorization procedures for transfer of control. He also acts in general matters of Public and Administrative Law.


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New addition to the rankings Rodrigo Machado Moreira Santos garners praise for his regulatory knowledge. “He is very good in cases before ANEEL and also very proactive, helpful, timely and available,” reports a source, continuing: “Rodrigo is focused on the client and the solution of problems with a business-oriented approach.” (Chambers & Partners, Global, 2020)


Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section (2009)
President of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies – IBDE
Member of the Energy Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo chapter
Member of the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries – ABDIB
Member of the Infrastructure Committee of the France-Brazil Chamber of Commerce – CCIFB
Member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Committee on Environment and Energy – ICC Brasil
Member of the Association of the Energy Cogeneration Industry – COGEN


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