Partner Profile

Francisco Werneck Maranhão

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Brazil

LL 250

Biography

Francisco Werneck Maranhão advises domestic and international clients in several industries, with extensive experience in oil and gas matters. His areas of practice comprise regulatory matters, corporate restructurings, financing operations, joint ventures and M&A deals, especially in the oil and gas and infrastructure segments. Francisco has represented a broad range of investors in the oil and gas sector, including Trident Energy in acquiring 10 oilfields in the Campos basin (the first finance transaction in Brazil similar to reserve-based lending), and Perenco in acquiring three oil fields in the Campos basin. He was also deeply involved in recent privatisation processes, having represented Energisa SA in the acquisition of two power distribution companies from Eletrobras.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and an LLM from the University of London. Maranhão worked as a foreign associate at Slaughter and May UK.

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