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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, Mining


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


Professional experience

Co-head of TozziniFreire’s Infrastructure and Energy practices, Pedro is also responsible for creating our Construction Law area. Throughout his 30-year career at the firm, Pedro has been involved in complex projects and M&A transactions in all areas of infrastructure, including energy and project finance. In infrastructure projects, Pedro leads issues related to the development of complex contractual structures for project implementation, with solid experience in sensible risk analysis and negotiating alternatives. In addition, he is responsible for the creation of our Defense and Aerospace area, focused on large military and national security projects. Between 1996 and 1998, Pedro worked as a foreign associate for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in Nova York.


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, 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.  
  • "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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