José Carlos is an associate at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. He has dedicated his entire career of almost 10 years for the Brazilian power sector. He has been involved in most of the key deals of the sector, including the recent privatisations of 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 successful experience of regulatory litigation. In addition, he has benefited from a significant period of secondment on power transmission and generation companies in the early stages of his career, which gives him unprecedented knowledge of the power business from within. Lately, José Carlos has been busy implementing self-production by equivalence structures in different and innovative ways, advising clients from a wide array of industries.