José Carlos Altomari Teixeira is an associate at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. To date, his career of almost 10 years has been dedicated to the Brazilian power sector. He has been involved in most of the key deals in the sector, including the recent privatisations in power transmission, distribution and generation companies (such as Eletrobras, CELG-D, CELG-T, CEB-D and CEEE-T). His practice focuses on M&A, project finance and complex contracts, but he also has experience in successful regulatory litigation. In addition, in the early stages of his career, he benefited from a substantial period of secondment to power transmission and generation companies, giving him unprecedented insider knowledge of the power industry. Recently, José Carlos’ practice has been focused on the implementation of varied and innovative structures for energy self-production, and advising clients from a wide range of industries.