Ivan’s practice focuses on commercial transactions and regulatory work for the energy industry. In the past 15 years, Ivan has been involved in key projects in Brazil and internationally as well.

While abroad, he was able to expand his experience into other domains of the energy business, including upstream and power. Ivan received a full international scholarship and obtained an LLM degree in petroleum law and policy (distinction) from the University of Dundee. Professionally, he progressed towards an international career with Schlumberger in Qatar and as partner of CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in London.

Over the years, Ivan has developed a full set of legal and commercial skills in all levels of the oil and gas industry, allowing him to provide valuable transactional capability along with comprehensive regulatory advice.

From an academic perspective, he lectures on ‘upstream and natural gas contracts and policy’ in conferences and postgraduate courses. In addition, Ivan has had several articles and essays published in newspapers and online covering topics such as natural gas commercialisation, climate change policy and liberalisation of energy markets.