Bruno Werneck received a bachelor’s degree in law from the Universidade de São Paulo and an LLM degree from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
He previously served as an assistant to the president of the Brazilian antitrust agency, CADE; a consultant for OECD; an international associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York; and a partner at Mayer & Brown in São Paulo. He has taught public law and corporate law at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais and Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo. He is a member of the São Paulo Bar Commission on Corporate Governance and Infrastructure and the author of many articles on regulatory issues and government procurement.
Mr Werneck focuses his practice on the infrastructure, mining and energy sectors. He advises domestic and foreign clients in project development, concessions, public-private partnerships, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the infrastructure, mining and energy sectors. He has in-depth knowledge and experience representing clients in their negotiation of construction, supply, take or pay and other complex agreements. His practice includes negotiating with regulatory agencies and government authorities to obtain permits and approvals and to obtain tax benefits and with Brazil’s Development Bank (BNDES), multilateral development banks and commercial banks to obtain financing. He has been involved in leading privatisations, concessions and PPP structures in Brazil.