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Mariana Saragoça

Operational Contracts and Project Development, Public Law, Power, Infrastructure, Mining, Oil and Gas

Mariana is the partner responsible for the administrative law, regulatory law and regulated sectors at Stocche Forbes. Advises national and foreign clients in privatization processes, auctions and bids, advisory in relation to the regulation of the main infrastructure sectors in Brazil, including electricity, oil and gas, mining, basic sanitation, telecommunications, transport and logistics. 

Mariana has extensive expertise in risk analysis of concessions and public-private partnerships. It also works in public consultations and hearings, tariff processes (adjustments, revisions and rebalancing), inspection, sanctions and prior consent.


  • Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP).

  • Postgraduate Degree in Infrastructure Law from Escola de Direito de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (GVLaw).

  • MBA Sanitation and New Business Structuring in the Sector – Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público – IDP.


Mariana is listed as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by the publication Análise Advocacia Mulher.

Mariana is recommended by The Legal 500 in the Energy and Natural Resources: Hydrocarbons practice.


  • Advised several clients on privatization processes in the electricity sector, including privatization processes for the Eletrobras group’s distributors, special purpose companies operating in the generation and transmission sectors owned by the Eletrobras group and Eletrobras itself. She also acted in the privatization processes of CESP, CEA, CEEE-D, CEEE-T, CEEE-G, CELG-T and COPEL.

  • Advised several clients in divestment processes promoted by Petrobras, including the sale of the Shale Industrialization Unit (SIX).

  • Advised clients in several sanitation auctions, sanitation auctions in the states of Alagoas and Rio de Janeiro and CORSAN privatization.

  • Advised clients in port auctions, including leasing of port terminals for the handling and storage of pulp (general cargo), liquid bulk (fuel) and containerized cargo, in the Port of Santos, and airport auctions, including the 7th concession round.


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