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Brazilian Waters: New Scenario and Future Perspectives

The Confederation of Danish Industry and the Danish Embassies in Latin America have joined forces to organize a series of activities on the topic of water in Latin America. This webinar focuses on the plentiful opportunities for Danish companies in Brazil and is organized in collaboration with TozziniFreire, who has played a central role in many of the most significant transactions in the Brazilian market, presently one of the most respected law firms in Latin America.

To modernize the Brazilian infrastructure, several projects are unfolding throughout Brazil, including work to provide proper access to water supply and wastewater treatment to the ever-growing urban population, especially in the less well-off areas of the Brazilian cities. In the North East, state governments and municipalities are engaging in the construction of new wastewater treatments and expansion of the wastewater collecting systems.

In the state of Rio de Janeiro, it is expected that the privatization of the state-owned water utility, CEDAE, shall unleash the required modernizations for the population. The state of São Paulo is another example of this expansion phase of the water infrastructure in Brazil. In the city of São Paulo, efforts to expand the wastewater collecting systems and cleaning the Pinheiros and Tietê rivers are already under way, after some legislation changes that allowed SABESP, the state-owned water utility, to hire third parties for the implementation and initial operation phases of infrastructure projects. Consequently, large private companies are conducting the projects and measured by the efficiency of the solution, provided to the population, and the way they drive the projects, they seem to be the most effective, also in terms of business.


  1. Welcome by Mads Helleberg Dorff, DI, and Consul General Nikolaj Fredsted, The Trade Council
  2. Market Opportunities and New Regulatory Milestones by TozziniFreire 
  3. Main Projects under Development and Perspectives by Lucas Barbosa, The Trade Council, and Lauritz Stræde Hansen,EKF/IFU
  4. Q & A

The Trade Council in São Paulo has been closely discussing these efforts with the relevant stakeholders and gathered strategic information about the opportunities, not only in the current projects under development but also regarding the forecast trends for the water sector.

The webinar about the Brazilian water sector will cover this collected information in line with what players like SABESP and private companies seek and expect from the cooperation with the Danish initiative.

About TozziniFreire:
TozziniFreire is a full-service law firm acting in 47 areas of corporate law. It offers a unique structure with industry groups and international desks staffed by lawyers who are considered experts by the market and key national and international guides. TozziniFreire has played a central role in many of the most significant transactions in the Brazilian market, contributing to the growth of the local economy and becoming one of the most respected law firms in Latin America.

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