Rita Zanforlin

Specialist in structuring and negotiating energy projects, corporate transactions, construction, financing and financial cooperation, for Brazilian and international clients. Rita has extensive experience in oil and gas projects, involving procurement of various equipment, regulatory framework, partnerships, and M&A. Rita acted as in-house counsel for an environment conservation NGO and oil and gas exploration and production company, as well as experiences as lawyer in international firms in the United States and for an English firm. She is a business and organizational conflicts mediator, and acts as mediator for the State Courts in the State of Rio de Janeiro, for OAB/RJ, as well as cases involving family business, corporate issues, and commercial transactions. Admitted to practice law in Brazil (OAB/SP) and in New York (NY Bar).


  • Law Degree from PUC/SP, with emphasis in Economic Law (2002)
  • Masters in Economic and Business Law from FGV-SP Law School (2004)
  • LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law (2010)
  • Certification in Conflict Mediation from Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Section of Rio de Janeiro State (2018)
  • Certification in Organizational Mediation from Ecosocial Institute, IMO Brasil and Trigon Entwickungsberatung (2020)


Portuguese, English, Spanish and German


  • Contracts and Negotiation
  • Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels
  • Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mediation
  • Administrative Law
  • Finance

+55 21 98081-0000

Foto Rita Zanforlin