Taciana Peão Lopes
Taciana Peão Lopes is a Mozambican energy/oil and gas lawyer, founding and managing partner of TPLA – Taciana Peão Lopes & Associados, a boutique law firm focused in assisting the development of energy and infrastructure projects that can bring a transformational impact to Mozambique. She has been advising developers, sponsors, investors, multinational lenders and commercial banks to develop, construct and finance power plants ranging in size from 30 MW to 600 MW utilizing diverse technologies as natural gas, coal and hydroelectric, as well as alternative technologies such as solar and wind, by guiding the clients through a challenging regulatory regime.
Taciana has been involved in the first LNG export project in Mozambique, which is one of the largest LNG projects worldwide. Her expertise in LNG includes the drafting and negotiation with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique of the legal instruments required for the creation of a new legal framework for the implementation and financing for LNG in Mozambique.
Taciana is a founder and sponsor of Waza, a Mozambican think and do tank, and part of the network of the Graça Machel Trust Foundation – Women Advancing Africa, and the Mozambican Associations Femme – Women in Business and New Faces New Voices. She is presently concluding her Masters in Energy Law through the LLM – North Sea Energy Law Program, by the Universities of Oslo, Aberdeen, Groningen and Copenhagen.
Taciana is the mother of four children and married to the Mozambican musician/composer João Carlos Schwalbach.