Mr. Xavier is an expert in infrastructure and project finance, who blends extensive experience in public & regulatory law with prestigious private firms and a decade serving in high- level governmental positions. In the public sector, he was Deputy General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, and Deputy Secretary of Economic Regulation, where he was responsible for the oversight of the national regulatory agencies, such as aviation, transportation, and telecommunications. Before leaving the government, he served as the Vice-Minister of Ports, where he led the first national port concession program. Mr. Xavier returned to the private sector as the
Regulatory and Sustainability Officer of Prumo, a subsidiary of EIG Energy Global Partners in Brazil, responsible for developing the Port of Açu industrial complex.
Beto Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos
Mr. Vasconcelos has occupied various high-rank positions at the Brazilian federal government. He served as Vice Minister and General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, coordinating the drafting of the legislative agenda of the federal government and the approval of various regulations in areas such as infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications, internet, and access to information. As National Secretary of Justice of the Ministry of Justice, he was responsible for the anti-corruption national strategy and supervised the international cooperation activities on behalf of the Brazilian state. Mr. Vasconcelos integrated the Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) and the Interministerial Intellectual Property Group (GIPI). His previous experience also include being a member of traditional full-service Brazilian law firms. He holds a Master, a post-graduation and a bachelor degrees from the University of São Paulo (USP), and a post-graduation from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). He was also was a visiting researcher at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (NYC) and is a lecture at Insper. He is a Board Member of the International Transparency and Human Rights Watch in Brazil and a of Counsel to the Albright Stonebridge Group in Brazil.
Luis Felipe Valerim Pinheiro
Mr. Valerim Pinheiro has almost twenty years of legal practice in connection to public & regulatory law, in particular coordinating the structuring of highly sophisticated infrastructure and logistics projects. In the public sector, he served as Deputy General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, leading the drafting and approval of crucial regulations on public procurement, infrastructure, logistics, mining, and telecommunications. In that period, Mr. Valerim Pinheiro also represented the Office before the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU). A former consultant to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) who holds an LLM in Economic Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), he is a lecturer at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Director of the São Paulo Industry Federation (FIESP).
Ivo da Motta Azevedo Corrêa
Mr. Corrêa's background combines a profound knowledge of tech, internet, privacy, and data protection issues with a long-standing experience in government. In the corporate world, he acted as Senior Policy Director at Uber and Policy Director at Google, where he led the companies' policy and regulatory strategies in Latin America and Brazil. In the public sector, he also served as General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, coordinating the drafting of the legislative agenda of the federal government and the approval of various regulations in areas such as infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications, internet, and access to information. Before that, Mr. Corrêa occupied positions as a special advisor or a director at the Ministry of Justice, the Federal Senate, and the São Paulo City Hall. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and is a lecturer at Insper.
Felipe de Paula
Before joining XVV, Mr. de Paula co-led the government affairs and policy practices with a traditional Brazilian law firm. Before that he spent ten years in the public sector, where he clerked for a Supreme Court Justice and served as National Secretary of Legislative Affairs of the Ministry of Justice, Deputy General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, and Human Rights Secretary at the São Paulo City Hall. Mr. de Paula has sound experience in working with different public law issues, such as rulemaking and lawmaking, constitutional review, public policies, and public affairs in general. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Universiteit Leiden, in the Netherlands, as well an LLM from the Coimbra Universit, in Portugal. He is a lecturer at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).