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Raphael Gomes

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Experience Summary

​Graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro National School of Law (FND - UFRJ) in 2003, post-graduated in Corporate Law with specializations in Civil Procedural Law and Power Regulation Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-RJ). His major clients include Norte Energia (UHE Belo Monte), Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica - CCEE, Ferbasa, ENEL Greenpower, ESBR (UHE Jirau), BTG Pactual Comercializadora, Voltália, Grupo Neo Energia, Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico - ONS, Embratel/Claro, Statkraft and Katrium among others. Since 2015, Raphael is member of the Board of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law (Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos do Direito da Energia - IBDE) and since 2012, he is a member of the Energy Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP). Raphael was a visiting professor of courses of the Higher School of Law (Escola Superior de Advocacia) of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (ESA-OAB/SP), Brazilian Institute of Energy Law (IBDE), Institute of Advanced Studies of Law (Instituto de Altos Estudos em Direito - IAED/MG) and National School of Magistrates (Escola Nacional da Magistratura). He started his career in the electrical sector at the Endesa Group, where he worked in the areas of generation, commercialization, importation and exportation of energy. In the past seven years, he held the position of Legal and Regulatory Manager at the Electric Power Commercialization Chamber (Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica - CCEE).

Professional Activities
  • 2017 - to date: Director, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos do Direito da Energia - IBDE (Brazilian Institute of Energy Law).
  • 2016 - to date: Coordinator of the Regulatory Commission, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos do Direito da Energia - IBDE (Brazilian Institute of Energy Law).
  • 2012 - to date: Member, Comissão de Energia da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil da Seccional de São Paulo - OAB/SP (Energy Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter).

Highlights

  • 2015: Advised a client that is one of the largest power generating companies of Brazil on a litigation involving the total annual amount of BRL 200 M. 
  • 2015: Advised a client that is one of the energy-intensive industries that has the energy as its main production input on the maintenance of an energy supply structure and its major supplier, involving the annual amount of BRL 1.2 BN.
  • 2015: Advised a client that is one of the largest power generating companies on an arbitration involving the amount of BRL 25 M. 
  • 2015: Advised an entity operating in the Energy Market on litigations totaling BRL 3 BN.
  • 2015: Advised a large power generating company on the formation of a consortium using an innovative structure for participation in a Public Auction and qualification of a project in the amount of BRL500 M.
  • 2015: Advised a client that is one the largest power generating companies in the world for participation in Public Auctions and qualification of projects in the total amount of BRL 3 BN.
  • 2015: Advised a large US client on the analysis of the regulatory viability and purchase of two wind projects in the total amount of BRL 600 M.
  • 2013: Advised on the regulatory structuring and drafting of a resolution proposal for implementation of the procedure in effect for Termination of Agents operating in the Brazilian Electric Power Market.

Recognition

Recommended as “Associates to watch” in Energy and Natural Resources by Chambers Latin America 2016. Also mentioned in the ranking as "He is quick in providing answers and he delivered the work within tight deadlines" and "He is a very solid professional".​

 

Education

  • 2006: Post-graduate in Corporate Law with specializations in Power Regulation Law and Civil Procedural Law, both from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/RJ).
  • 2003: Graduated in Law from the National School of Law (FND) of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Raphael Gomes

Languages

Portuguese; English; Spanish

Practice Areas

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