“Mário Márcio Saadi Lima is highly respected by market players, who praise his deep knowledge in Infrastructure and Public Law.”
Who’s Who Legal, ed. 2019, Government Contracts


Mário Saadi has extensive experience in infrastructure projects, with outstanding performance in concessions and public-private partnerships. Its focus involves, among others, logistical sectors, such as ports, airports, highways and railways, as well as social infrastructure, including public lighting and urban mobility.

Author of the books “Empresa Semiestatal” (2019), “The PPP Law Review” (4.ed., 2018), “O procedimento de manifestação de interesse à luz do ordenamento jurídico brasileiro” (2014) and “Tratado de PPPs – Tomo 8”(2019). He has produced more than 60 (sixty) articles published in books, magazines and periodicals (http://lattes.cnpq.br/8467006196269808).

Professor at FGV-Law School in São Paulo and Arbitrator linked to CAMFIEP and CAMES.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese


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
  • Project and Infrastructure – LL250 2020
  • Excellent – Leaders League  (2020) Public Law
  • PPP Awards 2019 – Finalist of the "Most innovative idea of the year" award
  • Recommended in Government Contracts – Who’s Who Legal, ed. 2019 and 2018