Felipe Alice’s practice focuses on energy transactions and infrastructure projects relating to energy and corporate issues. Representing diverse clients, his work involves complex contracts, corporate restructurings, project finance, international data privacy issues, and real estate transactions. Additionally, Felipe is part of the cross-practice global workforce team that provides clients with integrated cross-border counseling and strategic planning on issues related to labor, employment, benefits, and immigration. Felipe’s first language is Portuguese, and he is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a co-leader of the firm’s Hispanic/Latino Lawyer Network.
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Representation of the sponsors in the development of the Cameron LNG liquefaction project in Louisiana, including drafting and negotiating LNG tolling agreements and equity arrangements.
Representation of a Brazilian oil company in the acquisition of several onshore oil and gas interests in Brazil.
Representation of a UK equity fund in the acquisition of an interest in gas pipelines between Bolivia and Brazil.
Representation of a multilateral investment bank in the financing of a project for the expansion of the city of São Paulo underground system.
Representation of a UK energy company in the development of a floating LNG liquefaction plant in Brazil.
Representation of a UK energy company in the acquisition of multiple FPSOs for Brazil.
Representation of a Chinese oil company in the bidding for oil and gas assets in Brazil, Angola, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Representation of a multilateral investment bank in the financing of a project to construct two hydropower plants in Panama.
Representation of an Angolan natural resources company in a joint venture for the development of a diamond mine in Lunda North, Angola.
Representation of a joint venture between an international oil company and the national oil company of Saudi Arabia in drafting and negotiating arrangements for the construction of a loading terminal, pipeline transportation, and long-term supply of refined products.
Representation of an Angolan company in a joint venture with a US company to provide procurement and logistical support for international companies operating in Angola.
University of Texas at Austin, 2004, LL.M. (International Law)
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2001, Specialization in International Law
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1999, LL.B.
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy transactions: oil and gas, The Legal 500 US (2018–2023)
Recommended, Finance: Project finance, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, City Focus – Houston, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2024)
Recommended, Corporate and M&A, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2016–2024)
Recommended, Projects and Energy, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2016–2024)
Recommended, Banking and Finance, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2017–2023)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A, Chambers Brazil (2023)
Ranked, Energy & Natural Resources, Latin America-wide, Chambers Global (2018–2020)
Ranked, Energy & Natural Resources, Latin America-wide, Chambers Latin America (2018–2020)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2022, 2023)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2018–2021)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 United States (2018–2020)
Leading Private Practitioner, Corporate/M&A and Energy, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association (2017)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Member, Brazilian Institute for Studies of Energy Law