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Fabio Luis Celli

Senior Lawyer

Experience Summary

After obtaining his Bachelor of Laws degree from

After obtaining his Bachelor of Laws degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in 2003, Fabio Celli took specialization degrees in tax law also from PUC-SP in 2006 and in economic law and regulation from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) in 2008. Mr. Celli is a member of Instituto de Direito Privado (IDP), a private law institute, and Instituto Brasileiro de Direito da Construção (IBDIC), the Brazilian construction law institute. His major clients include the public utility Move São Paulo, Contour Global, Ametek and Rockwell in infrastructure, and Fibria Celulose, Visteon, Avon, Biomet, Harley-Davidson and FGC in contracts.

Leading players in the Brazilian market regularly seek for Mr. Celli's legal advice. The core of his practice is civil and administrative law (contract termination, opinions on competitive biddings, administrative level defenses against qualification/disqualification in competitive biddings, etc.), while he also dedicates himself to preparing, reviewing and negotiating complex commercial contracts (EPC contracts, consortium biddings, alliance contract, equipment and service supply in infrastructure areas, such as railroad, roads and energy sectors, etc.)

In 2009, Mr. Celli worked at the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez, one of the most notable law firms in Europe, advising European clients and with presence in Brazil. In 2012, he worked in Madrid and Pamplona (Spain), as a secondee at Acciona Windpower, one of the most important players of the wind power industry, advising on Brazilian Contract Law and on the drafting and negotiation of complex contracts in infrastructure area.


Highlights

  • 2015: Advised Fibria Celulose S.A. on the negotiation and execution of an Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Cellulose Short Fiber with Kablin S.A., under which Klabin will sell Fibria, under a take-or-pay contract, cellulose to be produced at its new plant in the city of Ortigueira, Paraná state (BRL 5 billion).
  • 2015: Represented Contour Global do Brasil Ltda. in the negotiation and execution of Operations Support Agreements with General Electric Energy do Brasil Ltda. for wind turbines, all of which concerned the wind power plant Chapada I (Piauí), a BRL 350 million deal.
  • 2015: Advised concessionaire Move São Paulo S.A. on the negotiation and execution of an Agreement for Supply of Rolling Stock and Other Covenants with Alstom Brasil Energia e Transporte Ltda., for the supply of 22 trains, spare parts and technical services for construction, operation and maintenance of Line 6 (Orange) of São Paulo's Subway, a transaction that is worth BRL 6.5 billion.
  • 2014: Regularly advises Ametek do Brasil Ltda. in regard to contract and administrative law issues arising from contracts with Petrobrás and Petrobrás' clients. Recently prepared a financial and economic rebalancing claim related to an equipment supply agreement with Petrobrás (a BRL 50 million deal).
  • 2013: Represented the interests of Acciona Windpower in the negotiation and execution of Wind Turbine Supply Agreements for Wind Power Plants of CPFL Energia, a transaction that was worth BRL 500 million.
  • 2012: Advised Isolux Corsán S.A. on the negotiation of a BRL 400 million Infrastructure Sharing Agreements (fiber optics) with OI and TIM.
  • 2011: Counseled Landside in its participation in a project aimed at the revitalization of Porto do Cais Mauá, a quay in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. He worked in the transaction from the outlining of the project to the negotiation of the contracts of the consortium selected as the winning bidder (a BRL 500 million transaction).

Recognition

 

Education

  • 2008: Specialization degree in Economic Law and Regulatory, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2006: Specialization degree in Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil.
  • 2003: Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil.

Languages

Portuguese; English; Spanish

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