Marina Fontão Zago
Marina Fontão Zago
São Paulo/SP
+55 (11) 3068-4700

Doctorate Degree in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in 2017.

Visiting researcher at Yale Law School, in 2015-2016

Master’s Degree in Management and Public Policies from Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP/FGV), in 2011

Law Degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/SP), in 2007.

Marina Fontão Zago

Administrative and Regulatory Law. Currently, she coordinates the Oil & Gas and Electric Energy area.

Experience in modeling infrastructure projects for public and international entities or within the scope of PMIs (Expression of Interest Procedure); partnerships between the public and private sectors; review of sectoral regulatory frameworks; bids and administrative contracts; administrative organization and restructuring; innovation in the public sector.

She was a visiting researcher at Yale Law School (Fall/2015-Spring / 2016).

Has several articles published in magazines and books on subjects related to regulation and administrative law.

She is a professor at the Brazilian Society of Public Law (sbdp) and an MBA in PPP and Concessions from FESP / LSE Enterprise / Rede PPP.

Curriculum lattes


Acted in the legal structuring of projects such as: High Speed Train; state and federal highway concessions; national and urban park concessions; forest concession; Stadium PPP; Basic sanitation PPP; Administrative center PPP; co-generation of energy from MSW.

Consultancy on the following topics: unitization of oil deposits in different exploratory regimes; changing local content rules in O&G contracts; revision of the state gas tariff; regulatory issues in gas supply contracts; migration between free and regulated electricity markets; regulation of energy transmission services; difficulties in public procurement of technology and innovation; impacts and opportunities of the Innovation Law.

• Public procurement for innovation: new challenges, old problems • Oil and gas: the review of the local content policy • Bidding opportunities in urban and state parks • What to expect of the new gas market? • State purchasing power as an instrument of public policies • Free gas market: the new law and state regulations • The importance of green bonds in the power generation sector • The main issues of the energy transition

Honorable Mention, in 2018, awarded the Prize for outstanding thesis, by Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Social Sciences area, for the doctoral thesis entitled: “Poder de Compra Estatal para Implementação de Políticas Públicas: O Uso Derivado da Contratação Pública”.

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