Chair and Managing Director, Energy, Berkeley Research Group
Christopher Goncalves offers over 25 years of international experience in the energy and financial industries. Mr. Goncalves has broad business advisory expertise in relation to strategy, market and economic feasibility, investment and financing transactions, commercial negotiations. He also provides expert analysis and testimony for international energy arbitration and dispute resolution matters. Mr. Goncalves has provided these services to global energy companies, national energy companies, utilities, state energy agencies, independent developers, equity investors, banks, and law firms. His professional experience spans over 40 countries throughout the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, and Asia, and he is fluent or proficient in several foreign languages.
In the area of business advisory, Mr. Goncalves has advised industry clients on large-scale energy infrastructure and commerce, including LNG, natural gas, oil, conventional power generation, and renewable energy. He has advised clients on strategic planning, commercial strategy, contract negotiation, economic and market analysis, regulatory assessments, project development and financing, asset acquisitions and divestitures, and international carbon markets.
In the area of dispute resolution, Mr. Goncalves is a seasoned industry and damages expert with expert advisory and/or testimony experience in 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 supported both investment and commercial disputes.