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Guilherme Penalva Santos

Guilherme Penalva Santos
Rio de Janeiro São Paulo
+55 21 3970-8994
Admitted to Bar with the Rio de Janeiro Section of the Brazilian Bar Association under N. 147.435.
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Professional Practice

Has been an associate with the firm since 2011 and practices in Civil Litigation and Arbitration, with emphasis on corporate reorganization and bankruptcy law.

Public Attorney of the City of Rio de Janeiro – Department of Environment and Urbanism (2014 to present).

Former Public Attorney of the City of Niterói – Tax Department (2012/2013).


  • “Parcerias Público-Privadas: uma abordagem introdutória” (Public-Private Partnerships: an introductory approach) (In: “Editora Espaço Jurídico”, 2010).
  • Co-authored “A Lei das Parcerias Público-Privadas no Brasil” (The Law on Public-Private Partnerships in Brazil) (In: Brazil Germany Chamber of Commerce website, 2005).

Academic Background

  • Law Degree – “Pontifícia Universidade Católica – Rio de Janeiro” (Pontifical Catholic University – Rio de Janeiro) (2007);
  • Postgraduate Degree in Commercial Law – “Fundação Getúlio Vargas” (Getúlio Vargas Foundation) (2009);
  • LLM – “Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro” (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) (2010).