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Pedro G. Seraphim

Pedro G. Seraphim

Practice Groups

Energy, Defense and Aerospace, Bioenergy, Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure, Private Equity &, Venture Capital , Japan Desk


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


Professional experience

Head of TozziniFreire’s Energy Practice Group and co-head of the firm’s Defense and Aerospace Practice. His thorough understanding of the technical aspects of his clients’ work helps him in the structuring of M&A transactions, an area which he has significant experience in due diligence investigations, risk analysis, and in 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 includes 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 the negotiations with governmental military entities and local industry in defense and aerospace matters. Pedro joined TozziniFreire in 1990, and worked as a foreign associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1996 to 1998.  


Pedro is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in international legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, The International Who’s Who Legal, IFLR 1000 (Highly Regarded), Expert Guides and Análise Advocacia 500. He is also recommended in 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 Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1991.

Additional activities:

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


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

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