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Karin Yamauti Hatanaka

Karin Yamauti Hatanaka

Practice Groups

Energy, Infrastructure


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5346


Professional experience

Karin has extensive experience in project finance transactions across various infrastructure sectors, such as energy, natural resources, logistics and sanitation, assisting companies, sponsors, banks and multilaterals. Her track record also involves drafting and negotiating infrastructure contracts (EPC, energy purchase and sale agreements, supply), capital markets transactions, analysis of bidding documents, concession contracts, among others. Karin worked as an international associate at Shearman & Sterling, in New York, between 2003 and 2004.


Recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Brazil, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR1000, Leaders League and The Legal 500 as one of the leading project finance lawyers in Brazil.


  • English


  • LL.M. from King’s College - University of London, 2002-2003 (UK Government’s Chevening Scholar).
  • Graduate of the Law School of USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 1999.


  • "Marco Legal do Saneamento Vira uma Importante Página para o Brasil" article. In Consultor Jurídico (ConJur) - online magazine, São Paulo, Jun/2020.
  • "Brazil: Railways Back on Track" article. Published on IFLR (International Financial Law Review) website, London, Apr/2019.

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