SiqueiraCastro has absorbed the practice of energy boutique Advocacia Waltenberg, bringing in partner David Waltenberg to head its energy team. Waltenberg specialises in energy and electricity law. Alongside Waltenberg, lawyers Eduardo Rodrigues Evangelista, Elen Caroline Moretto de Oliveira and Humberto Polcaro Negrão have joined the firm.

“I decided to join SiqueiraCastro [to give] my clients a broader range of legal services, beyond energy regulatory assistance,” Waltenberg said.

In an interview with IFLR1000 Waltenberg, expressed optimism for the Brazilian energy market. “[It’s likely that] improvement of generation install capacity will continue with new bids to supply energy to the regulated market, that the distributed generation will maintain its growth and that the number of free consumers that can choose from whom to buy energy will increase too,” he said.