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André Luiz Freire

André Luiz Freire


André Luiz advises in our Infrastructure & Energy and Project Finance practices, with a particular focus on administrative law. As an expert in this area, he assists clients with structuring public concessions, public-private partnerships (PPPs), expression of interest procedures, public bids and auctions, administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies and in cases involving audit courts and the Court of Audit of the Federal Government (TCU). André Luiz acts on behalf of construction companies, infrastructure investment funds, public service and construction work concessionaries and transportation, roadway, railroad, port and airport logistics, as well as sanitation, metallurgy and mining, base industry and asset management. A professor in the General Theory of Law Department at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), André Luiz is a member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Institute of Administrative Law (IDAP), São Paulo Institute of Administrative Law (IDAP) and Brazilian Institute of Legal Infrastructure Studies (IBEJI).


Bachelor of Laws – Unicuritiba, Paraná;

Master of Laws in Administrative Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – University of Virginia (USA);

Doctor of Laws in Administrative Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

S.J.D. in Philosophy of Law – University of Virginia (USA);

Postdoctoral Degree in Democracy and Human Rights, Ius Gentium Conimbrigae – University of Coimbra, (Portugal).


Latin Lawyer 250 – Administrative Law (2021 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – Public Law: Next Generation Partner (2019, 2023 – 2024), Corporate and M&A (2019) and Projects and Infrastructure (2022);

Análise Advocacia – Regulatory (2020 – 2024), Concessions (2020 – 2024) Energy (2022 – 2024) and São Paulo (2020 – 2024);

IFLR 1000 – Social Infrastructure; Project Development: Highly regarded (2022 – 2023).

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Brazil’s water watchdog to focus on regulations to attract private investment

​Brazil’s water and sanitation watchdog ANA will focus on reviewing new regulations and guidelines for the segment, which are considered key to provide more predictability and legal certainty for investors in the sector, after new legislation was approved by congress.

Click here and read the article published by BNAmericas with the participation of our partner André Luiz Freire.

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