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Társis Gonçalves

Senior Associate

Társis Gonçalves
English, French, Portuguese
Practice Group

Társis is a senior associate in the firm's Corporate practice in London.  As a triple-qualified lawyer (England, New York and Brazil) he advises clients on a wide range of cross-border transactional and advisory work, including public and private M&A, private equity investments, joint ventures and commercial contracts.  He specialises in the infrastructure, natural resources and renewables sectors, and has also advised clients operating in the pharmaceutical and consumer industries.  His practice has involved advising international clients on inbound and outbound transactions in Europe, Brazil and Africa.

Társis' experience has also included serving for one year as the acting general counsel of the Kuwait Investment Authority in London (the world's 4th largest sovereign wealth fund) on secondment from Hogan Lovells.  He advised the KIA on a wide range of private equity transactions, acquisition on infrastructure assets, commercial banking, IT and IP contracts and other compliance and regulatory matters.

Társis joined Hogan Lovells in 2015, after three years as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer in London, and he has also worked in a leading law firm in Brazil.  Társis holds a corporate LLM from the New York University and an LLM and MBA from the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mining in Dundee, Scotland.  A native Portuguese speaker, Társis is also fluent in English and French.

Representative experience

Rolls-Royce on the sale of its world-wide energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for £785 million.

International oil and gas company on its bid for the proposed acquisitions of interests in oil and gas fields in UK North Sea and Kurdistan.

Ashmore Investment on the sale of interests in GEMS, a Saudi Arabian company providing oil and gas/environmental services, to Saudi investment fund, for US$107m.

BG Group, in cooperation with other 8 major IOCs on the finance and construction of a US$400 million global subsea well control system.

BP plc on the sale of its interests in the offshore Polvo field operated by BP to HRT Oil and Gas for US$135m.

Brazilian power generator and infrastructure company, on potential sale of its shares in a Mozambican entity developing major hydroelectricity and transmission power project in Mozambique

Brookfield Asset Management on its disposal of gas distribution companies in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.

Japanese company on the proposed establishment of a joint venture facility for the trading, inspection and repair of steel pipes in Mozambique for oil and gas production.

Novartis on the sale of its animal-health division, on the formation of a world-leading consumer healthcare business in a joint venture with GSK.

The Kuwait Investment Authority on its acquisition of an interest in Thames Water.

Education and admissions


  • M.B.A., University of Dundee, 2012
  • LL.M., University of Dundee, 2011
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2010
  • LL.B., State University of Rio de Janeiro, 2009


  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
  • New York
  • Brazil
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