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Christopher Goncalves

Managing Director


Christopher Goncalves offers over twenty-two years of international experience in the energy and financial industries. He has broad experience with expert analysis and testimony for international energy litigation and arbitration matters and business advisory expertise in the areas of strategic business planning, commercial strategy, contract negotiation, economic and market analysis, regulatory assessments, project development and financing, asset acquisitions and divestitures, international carbon markets, and the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). He has provided these services to law firms, global energy companies, national energy companies, utilities, state energy agencies, independent developers, equity investors, and banks.

Mr. Goncalves is a seasoned industry and damages expert with expert advisory and/or testimony experience in significant international litigation and arbitration matters concerning disputed energy prices, markets, commercial standards, values, and financing requirements for energy projects, assets, contracts, and transactions. He has supported both investment and commercial disputes argued under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, ICC, International Centre for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association, and Milan Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Goncalves has advised industry clients on large-scale energy infrastructure and commerce, including LNG, natural gas, oil, conventional power generation, and renewable energy. His experience in these fields spans the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Within these regions, he offers direct energy market experience in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Japan, 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