Administrative Law

Due to our participation in the country’s most important infrastructure projects, Ulhôa Canto is recognized for representing clients in public bid procedures and issues related to the regulation of markets and services.

In the last decades, Ulhôa Canto has advised private sector companies and government entities in key privatizations and divestments, as well as in the main concessions, permissions, and authorizations of public services, across strategic industries such as power, telecommunications, oil and gas, transportation, and sanitation.

Ulhôa Canto’s practice in public procurement is comprehensive. We represent ourclients in all phases of tender proceedings, including the legal assessment of the bid notices, structuring the participation of investors through consortia or special purpose companies, the drafting of legal documents and preparation of competitive bids, the drafting of bid and bid notice challenges, as well as administrative and court appeals.

The work of our lawyers specialized in Administrative Law also include:

  • Legal assistance in procedures in connection with concessions, permissions and authorizations concerning the use of public assets and services, and in the negotiation and review of administrative contracts, in particular with regard to tariff issues;
  • Guidance and representation of clients before public administration bodies, including state secretariats, ministries, regulatory agencies, and public foundations;
  • Regulatory proceedings litigation; and
  • Drafting of opinions.