Giovani focuses his practice on energy, oil & gas, and in particular, on merger and acquisition transactions, financing and regulatory issues involving these industries. He previously worked at the Houston office of Fulbright and Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). Licensed to practice law in Brazil, England and New York, Giovani is a founding partner of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies (IBDE) and a former chairman of the Oil & Gas Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Bachelor of Laws – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Master of Laws in Public Law – Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Stanford Law School, USA
Doctoral Degree in Energy Analysis and Planning – Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Análise Advocacia 500 – Business Contracts (2018, 2020), Energy (2020), M&A (2020), Oil & Gas (2015, 2018, 2020 and 2021), Regulatory (2020) and Rio de Janeiro (2020 – 2021);
Chambers Global – Oil & Gas (2011 – 2022), Projects (2012 – 2022), Foreign Expert USA: Oil & Gas (2013 – 2022), Expert Based Abroad USA: Energy & Natural Resources (2016) and Foreign Expert USA: Projects (2018);
Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) – Oil & Gas (2012 – 2022) and Projects (2012 – 2021);
Euromoney Expert Guides – Best of the Best Latin America, Energy and Natural Resources (2016);
Finance Monthly – Dealmaker of the Year (2021);
IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure – Leading Lawyer: Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development (2015 – 2016);
IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate – Leading Lawyer: Banking, Capital Markets, Project finance (2015, 2017), Highly regarded: Banking, Capital Markets, Project Development, Project finance (2018 – 2022);
LACCA Approved – Corporate/M&A, Energy (2016 – 2022);
LACCA Thought Leaders – Corporate/M&A, Energy (2020 – 2022);
Latin Lawyer 250 – Corporate and M&A, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Energy and Maritime (2020 – 2021);
The Legal 500 – Leading Individuals: Energy and Natural Resources: Hydrocarbons (2012 – 2022) and Shipping (2014 – 2016);
Who’s Who Legal Global – Energy (2018 – 2020); Energy – Oil & Gas (2021) and Energy-Power/Electricity (2021);
Who’s Who Legal – Lawyer of the Year Award – first lawyer in Latin America to be recognized (2018);
Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Energy (2014 – 2021) and M&A (2021);
Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Global Elite Energy (2018 – 2021) and Brazil – Energy (2021).
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