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Administrative and Public Law

The Administrative and Public Law division at KLA provides support to clients involved in regulated sectors such as sanitation, life sciences, and agribusiness, as well as their interactions with public entities, including bidding processes and exemption and waiver procedures.

The team also handles administrative litigation across all government levels, with an experienced team adept at addressing infrastructure matters, government investigations, public service concessions, and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).


Infrastructure and Regulatory
• Financing granted by government-owned banks (BNDES, CEF) and multilateral institutions such as IDB and World Bank
• Contracts in regulated industries (PPAs, O&M, Built to Suit etc.)
• Privatizations
• Representation with agencies and legislators
• Regulated sectors (energy, life sciences, sanitation, ports, airports, railways, toll roads, public lighting)

Litigation and Enforcement
• Expropriations and collection of government bonds
• Freedom of Information Act
• Anticorruption (crisis management, leniency agreement and sanctioning proceedings
• Pre-litigation (negotiated resolution, deferred prosecution agreement, mediation
• Government-facing litigation (inquiries, improbity actions, and court litigation)

• Bids (documentation, Q&A, appeal, signing)
• Waiver of tender and sole source procurement
• Public contracts (Law 8,666, New Procurement Law, framework agreements, etc.)
• State-Owned Companies Law and strategic partnerships
• Financial balance
• Transactional due diligence, regulatory waivers


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