Mário Saadi is a partner of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown.  He has broad experience with concessions, PPPs and other infrastructure projects and financing. He focuses his practice on the logistics sector, including ports, airports, roads, railways and underground transportation. He has worked in several huge and groundbreaking projects, such as: the PPP project for the concession of public lighting services in the City of São Paulo; the PPP for the provision of air traffic control services in Brazil; the concession project for the exploitation of BR/101 (ES-BA); the studies BNDES carried out for a comprehensive understanding of the port sector in Brazil; the assistance of the winning bidder for the exploitation of the Salvador Airport; and the assistance for the transfer of indirect control of the toll road operator Abertis.

He is an arbitrator in the Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation for the Paraná Industries Federation and author of the books Private Initiative Procedures in the Brazilian Legal System, “Semipublic Utility Companies” and The PPP Law Review.


  • Englisch
  • Portugiesisch


Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), MA, Administrative Law

Universidade de São Paulo , PhD, Administrative Law


  • Brazil