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Pedro G. Seraphim

Pedro G. Seraphim

Practice Groups

Energy, Defense & Aerospace, Bioenergy, Corporate Law & Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Infrastructure, Japan Desk , Privatizations


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5396


Professional experience

Pedro is head of TozziniFreire’s Energy sector and co-head of the Defense and Aerospace practice. His thorough understanding of the technical aspects of his clients’ business helps him in structuring M&A transactions. Within this area, he boasts significant experience in due diligence investigations, risk analyses, and negotiations over acquisition or subscription agreements. Pedro advises clients on all aspects of energy project development in connection with both traditional and renewable sources. His work encompasses corporate and regulatory issues and the structuring of financing agreements and project contracts, such as PPAs, EPCs, fuel and equipment supply agreements, and O&M contracts. He also assists international clients in negotiations with government military entities and local industry regarding defense and aerospace matters. Pedro joined TozziniFreire in 1990, having worked as a foreign associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York from 1996 to 1998.


Pedro is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by international legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR1000 (Highly Regarded), Expert Guides and Análise Advocacia 500. He is also recommended by Latin Lawyer - Masters of M&A. Pedro is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Banking & Finance and Energy.


  • English


  • Studied at the Academy of American and International Law, organized by the Center for American and International Law, USA, 1995. 
  • Graduate of the Law School of USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 1991.

Additional activities:

  • Officer of the Power Law Committee of IBA (International Bar Association). 
  • Director of APINE (Brazilian Independent Power Producers Association) in 2003-2015. 
  • Partner in IBDE (Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies).


  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Market Intelligence - Project Finance. London: Law Business Research, 2015 and 2016.  
  • "A Busca pela Infraestrutura Adequada ao Crescimento Econômico" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 197-214.  
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Oil Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2010.
  • "BRIC or Break? - Will Brazil’s New Energy Model Help Achieve its Economic Goals?" chapter. In Latin America Energy Report. Concord: WorldTrade Executive, 2005.
  • Several articles in national and international publications, such as Revista Custo Brasil, Revista Investidor Institucional, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes website, Yahoo Finance and Ethanol Producer Magazine.

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