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Pedro Aguiar de Freitas

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Pedro Freitas

Firm: Veirano Advogados
Address:Av. Presidente Wilson
231 - 23 Floor
Rio de Janeiro 20030-021
Brazil
Phone:+55 21 3824 4747
Fax:+55 21 2262 4247
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Local Time:Fri. 08:34

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Pedro is the Managing Partner and the leader of Intrastructure and Natural Resources Practice Area of Veirano Advogados and a Member of its Board of Directors.

In the beginning of 2011, Pedro was appointed as the Honorary Consul of India in the city of Rio de Janeiro working intensively to promote business between the two countries.

Pedro came back to Veirano after more than 20 years, returning to the firm where he started his career. Before rejoining Veirano, Pedro was Global General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Vale, for 6 years.

Pedro also held the positions of General Counsel for Brasil Telecom S.A., in Brasilia, for 3 years after its privatization, and General Counsel for Organizações Odebrecht ( Construction and Concession) for 8 years, in Sao Paulo, and Senior Counsel at the International Finance Corporation – IFC for 6 years, in Washington D.C, USA. He started his career with Veirano (which was then the Rio de Janeiro office of Baker & McKenzie), having also practiced in Chicago at the Baker & McKenzie headquarters.

 

Languages: Portuguese and English.

 

Areas of Practice

 

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources

 

Professional Career

 

Significant Accomplishments

Speaker at several different International Bar Association conferences (topics associated with mining, construction, company acquisition and management of legal departments and contracts); Union Internationale des Avocats (topics related to Public-Private Partnerships); International Chamber of Commerce (arbitration).


Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Chambers of Commerce and Associations

- American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham-RJ) - Arbitration;
- British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (Britcham) - Mining;
- Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce - Mining;
- Brazil-China Business Council - Director;
- Board member of CESA - Centro de Estudos de Sociedades de Advogados-RJ;
- International Bar Association (IBA): African Regional Forum, Asia Pacific Regional Forum, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, HRI - Human Rights Institute, IBAHRI Charitable Trust, International Construction Projects Committee, Latin American Regional Forum, Mining Law Committee, Corporate Counsel Forum;
- Vice-Chairman and President of Instituto Innovare, a non-political organization dedicated to promote a more speedy and efficient Judiciary in Brazil;
- Member of Board of Directors of American School of Rio de Janeiro;
- Member of the Board of Directors of Renuka S/A - Açúcar e Álcool;
- Member of The Board of Directors of Vale do Ivaí S/A - Açúcar e Álcool; and
- Deutsch-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK).

Publications

Pedro Freitas is co-author of the article TheSporting Chance, published in the Brazil chapter of The 2010 guide to Energy and Project Finance, a supplement to the International Financial Law Review. The article provides an overview of investment opportunities in Brazil in the areas of energy and infrastructure with the advent of the Olympics and World Cup. To read the full article, click here.



Seminars

Speaker at several different International Bar Association conferences (topics associated with mining, construction, company acquisition and management of legal departments and contracts); Union Internationale des Avocats (topics related to Public-Private Partnerships); International Chamber of Commerce (arbitration).


 

Education


MBA in Telecommunications
Thunderbird

Course on Financial Transactions
London Business School

Post Graduation in Corporate Law (Strictu Sensu)
FGV-Rio de Janeiro and Loyola University (Chicago)

LL.B (1979)
University of the State of Rio de Janeiro Law School