Débora Yanasse is counsel in the Tauil & Chequer Advogados’ Corporate and M&A practices. Over ten years, Débora has focused on representing clients in the Brazilian power industry regarding regulatory, contractual and corporate matters in all segments (generation, transmission, distribution, trade and consumption), in the structuring and development of new projects as well as resolution of legal issues related to projects or under development, including the assistance in the interaction with government and regulatory entities (MME, Aneel, ONS, EPE, CCEE, among others), public and private bids, incorporation of companies and formation of consortiums, mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs of companies and project finance. Débora also works on the development of infrastructure projects of oil & gas, telecom, port, toll road and real estate, in Brazil and abroad. She has extensive experience in the negotiation of operational contracts, such as engineering, procurement and construction agreements (EPCs), transmission and distribution grid connection and use agreements (CCTs, CUSTs, CCDs and CUSDs), power purchase agreements (PPAs), fuel supply agreements (FSAs), gas supply agreements (GSAs), emission reduction purchase agreements (ERPAs), operation and maintenance agreements (O&Ms), among others.
Débora joined the firm in 2008. Previously Débora worked at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. & Quiroga Advogados as an intern, 2002-2005, and as an associate, 2006-2008. In 2012, Débora worked as an intern in the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), in Washington, D.C., where she worked on energy and infrastructure project finance in Latin America and also worked as a foreign associate in the Mayer Brown New York office’s Banking & Finance practice.