FABIANA VIDIGAL DINIZ DE FIGUEIREDO


FABIANA VIDIGAL DINIZ DE FIGUEIREDO

Contact details: fabiana.vidigal@rennopenteado.com.br / +55 21 2464-1665 / 11 2649-1494

Languages: Portuguese | English | Spanish

Practice: Environmental Law, Energy Law, Infrastructure and ESG.

Experience: Fabiana has a multidisciplinary background in Biological Sciences and Law, and over 25 years of professional experience in energy, environment, infrastructure and compliance.

She worked as a Biologist at UFRJ and in the environmental licensing of hydroelectric plants and transmission lines in Furnas Centrais Elétricas.

As a lawyer, she worked in large law firms structuring gas and energy projects, elaborating sectorial contracts (GSA, PPA, EPC, O&M) and obtaining environmental and regulatory licenses and authorizations for the department of Environmental Law, Energy and Infrastructure.

She was Head of Legal at a biofuel company, Legal Manager at a Brazilian multinational and Compliance Officer at a federal public company.

She was part of the Brazilian delegation in OECD meetings abroad on Compliance, Environmental Law and Human Rights.

She is a guest professor for the MBA program “Energy Business Management” at FGV Energia -RJ.

Education:

  • Specialization on Compliance, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro (FGV-RJ) (2016).
  • Master’s degree in International Legal Studies, with emphasis on studies of Energy Law. Universidade de Lisboa – Lisbon/Portugal. (2007-2010). Thesis presented with the title: “O Novo Paradigma Energético, as Fontes Renováveis de Energia e o Direito Internacional Econômico: Brasil e União Europeia.” (“The New Paradigm of Energy, Renewable Energy Sources and International Economic Law: Brazil and the European Union”).
  • Postgraduate (lato sensu) in Energy Law under Europe Union rules. Final Paper: “O Novo Paradigma Energético e o Incentivo às Fontes Renováveis de Energia” (“The New Energy Paradigm and Renewable Energy Incentive Sources”), Universidade de Lisboa – Lisbon/Portugal (2008).
  • MBA in Energy Management – Oil, Gas and Power. Monography: “Implantação de Pequenas Centrais Hidroelétricas no Brasil” (“Deploying Small Hydroelectric Power Plants in Brazil”). Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro (FGV-RJ) (2001).
  • Specialization on Oil and Gas Environmental Law 2001 Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro (FGV-RJ) – 40h
  • Postgraduate (lato sensu) in Environment Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (1994).
  • Degree in Law, in Universidade Cândido Mendes /Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro, (1995 – 1999)
  • Degree in Biology, Universidade Santa Úrsula - Rio de Janeiro, (1989 – 1993).

Acknowledgements:

  • Acknowledged as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by Yearbook Analysis Advocacia 500 in the categories Environmental Law, Financial Sector, Banking Sector and in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (2019);
  • Acknowledged as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by Yearbook Analysis Advocacia 500 in the Environmental Law and State of Rio de Janeiro categories (2020);
  • Acknowledged as one of the most admired women lawyers in Brazil by Women's Advocacy Analysis Yearbook 2021, in the Environmental Law, Regulatory Law, Packaging Sector, Banking Sector and State of Rio de Janeiro (2021) categories.





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