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Christopher Goncalves

Managing Director


Christopher J. Goncalves, a Managing Director and Chair of BRG’s Energy practice, has over twenty-five years of international experience in the energy and financial industries. He provides energy industry and quantum expert analysis and testimony for international energy arbitration and litigation matters for law firms and industry clients. He also advises industry and financial-sector clients in the areas of strategic business planning, commercial strategy, commercial negotiation, economic and market analysis, valuation, regulatory assessments, project development and financing, asset acquisitions and divestitures, and international carbon markets.

Mr. Goncalves is a seasoned industry and damages expert with independent analysis, reporting, and testimony experience for significant international arbitration and litigation matters concerning disputed energy prices, markets, commercial standards, values, and financing requirements for energy projects, assets, contracts, and transactions. He has provided expert reports and/or oral testimony for over a dozen investment and commercial disputes under the auspices of ICSID, UNCITRAL, the ICC, ICDR/AAA, and the Milan Chamber of Commerce. According to Who’s Who Legal, clients commented that Mr. Goncalves is an “‘excellent practitioner’ with extensive experience advising and testifying in complex damages claims.”

As a business advisor, Mr. Goncalves has counseled industry and financial-sector clients on energy infrastructure and commerce, including LNG, LPGs, natural gas, oil, conventional power generation, and renewable energy. He is accomplished in providing these services to global energy companies, national energy companies, utilities, state energy agencies, independent developers, equity investors, and banks.

Mr. Goncalves’ professional experience spans over forty countries throughout the Americas, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, and Asia. Within these regions, he offers direct energy market experience in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait, Yemen, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and other countries.


Johns Hopkins University
MA, International Economics

Brown University
BA, International Relations

Employment History

Charles River Associates
Vice president, Energy & Environment
2010 - 2012

Director, Energy
2004 - 2010

Pace Global Energy Services
Managing director, International Programs, and director, Financial Advisory
1998 - 2004

Crossborder Energy, Inc.
Vice president, International Projects
1993 - 1998

National Corporate Division, Corporate finance associate
1989 - 1991

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Professional Affiliations

International Association for Energy Economics

International Bar Association
Associate member

DC Bar Association
Associate member

Phi Beta Kappa