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Pablo Sorj

Pablo Sorj


Pablo represents companies, sponsors, investment funds and financial institutions in a wide variety of transactions in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He advises on asset sales and purchases, structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance.

Pablo previously worked as a foreign lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York, and is currently co-chair of the Stanford Law School Alumni Association in Brazil and Sector Vice President of the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA).

He is consistently recognized as a leading Projects lawyer by Chambers (Band 1), IFLR (Market Leader), and The Legal 500 (Leading Lawyer), among others. Pablo holds a law degree from PUC-RJ, an executive MBA from IBMEC-RJ and an LLM from Stanford Law School.


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ);

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Stanford Law School;

Executive MBA – Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (Ibmec).


Chambers Brazil – Project Finance (2023), Projects (2012 – 2023) and Corporate/Commercial: Rio de Janeiro (2022 – 2023);

Chambers Global – Project Finance (2024) and Projects (2011 – 2024);

LACCA Approved: Banking & Finance: Thought Leaders (2022 – 2023) and Recognized (2015 – 2021);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Banking & Finance (2020 – 2024), Project Finance & Infrastructure (2020 – 2024), Energy (2020 – 2024) and Management (2020 – 2023);

The Legal 500 – Projects & Infrastructure: Leading Individual (2013 – 2024);

Análise Advocacia – Financial Transactions (2019 – 2024), Energy (2018, 2021) and Rio de Janeiro (2019 – 2024);

Euromoney Expert Guides – Project Finance (2022);

IFLR 1000 – Banking; Project Development; Project finance: Market leader (2017 – 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Global – Project Finance (2019 – 2022), Energy (2019 – 2020), Oil & Gas (2021 – 2023), Power/Electricity (2021 – 2023), Banking & Finance (2022 – 2023) and Thought Leaders: Global Elite Project Finance (2019, 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Project Finance (2014 – 2022), Energy (2018 – 2022), Banking (2022) and Thought Leaders Brazil: Project Finance (2020 – 2023).

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FPSOs move into Brazil banks’ financing focus

​As demand for FPSOs rises in the wake of the development of Brazil’s large oil and gas reserves, banks are eyeing financing opportunities.

“The pre-salt fields are advancing in their respective production phases and this directly impacts the demand for FPSOs. We are talking about up to 40 new FPSOs in Brazil by 2026, there is no other country with this level of demand,” Nilton Mattos, a lawyer specialized in the offshore area at law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, told BNamericas.

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Areas of expertise


Holandesa Galp Bioenergy adquiere la totalidad de una empresa conjunta con Petrobras

​​La holandesa Galp Bioenergy firmó un acuerdo de compraventa de acciones con Petrobras Biocombustíveis para adquirir el resto de las acciones de esta en la empresa conjunta Belem Bioenergia Brasil. El monto de la operación fue 6 millones de dólares (24,7 millones de reales al 17 de septiembre) Acceda al articulo en LexLatin


ICBC otorga crédito a PetroRio para prepago de exportaciones

Angela Castillo

El Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited Dubai (DIFC) Branch -ICBC- cedió una facilidad crediticia de USD 60 millones a PetroRio O&G para el prepago de exportaciones de petróleo extraído del campo Polvo, en la cuenca Campos. 

Nuestros equipos de infraestructura y energía, petróleo y gas y mercado de capitales asesoraron a PetroRio. Acceda al artículo de LexLatin.

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