José Roberto Oliva Jr is a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, in the energy team. He has more than 13 years of experience advising clients on matters related to the energy industry. His practice focuses mainly on energy regulation, project finance and M&A. He has extensive experience in assisting clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, project development, financing, private equity investments, joint ventures, and a variety of other matters related to energy and infrastructure projects. He is consistently ranked among the nation’s top energy lawyers by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Rio de Janeiro and two master’s degrees – a Master of Laws (LLM) from Insper (Institute of Education and Research), São Paulo and an LLM from the University of California, Berkeley. He is deputy general counsel for the Brazilian Association of Independent Power Producers (APINE), a member of the Energy Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ) and a member of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law (IBDE).