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Global Guide 2023
Brazil Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
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Band 1

5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Mattos Filho

Advice to clients involved in oil exploration, production, distribution, transportation of natural gas and related services, as well as private equity firms and commercial banks, on transactions, regulatory and technical matters typical to the industry.

Services include: incorporation of new businesses in Brazil and registration with Brazilian authorities; legal assistance with respect to all segments of the petroleum sector, including exploration, development, exploitation, refining, distribution, marketing, and import and export of crude oil, natural gas, LNG, and its derivative products; preparation and negotiation of a wide range of agreements, including joint operating agreements (JOA), unitization agreements, farm-out agreements, off-take agreements, onshore and offshore drilling agreements, fuel and petroleum by-products distribution agreements, construction, equipment supply, natural gas supply and transportation agreements; assistance with negotiating and engagement in project finance and structuring financing from capital markets; legal advice in connection with acquisition of equity interest in oil & gas companies, including preparation of due diligence reports and drafting of share purchase and shareholders agreements; legal advice and assistance regarding all phases of bid procedures for granting of concessions and production sharing agreements for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Brazil.



Chambers Review

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Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas - Brazil
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Full-service elite firm Mattos Filho has an exceptional oil and gas practice group holding a leading position in the market through its continued representation of major E&P companies operating in Brazil's highly productive offshore reserves. The firm is instructed to advise on both the transactional and regulatory aspects. It is frequently seen advising on sector-specific M&A deals and assets transactions. The firm also advises on high-end finance deals to back long-term projects and oilfield acquisitions. It is highly sought after for its knowledge of project development and participation in the National Petroleum Agency's bidding rounds.

Notable Practitioners

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Giovani Loss
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Giovani Loss
Star Individuals

Star individual Giovani Loss is widely respected in the market. He handles complex M&A and capital markets work and is noted for his dedication to the sector as well as for his knowledge of regulatory matters. A client comments: "He is the best oil and gas lawyer in the country. He has a lot of experience and knows well the market, while being pragmatic, flexible and creative."

Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres
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Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres
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Band 3

Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres regularly handles transactional and commercial matters for clients active in the oil and gas space. A client says: "He possesses very good technical abilities, and is always present and proactive."

Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto
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Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto
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Band 4

Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto offers notable expertise in transactional and regulatory matters in the upstream and midstream space. A client says: "He is excellent," adding: "He is able to solve complex problems."

Bruno Chedid
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Bruno Chedid
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Up and Coming

Up-and-coming Bruno Chedid assists his clients with the sale and acquisition of oil and gas assets. He has additional experience in regulatory matters. A client reports: "He has excellent technical knowledge and is collaborative."

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Danielle Ludwig
Associates to watch

Danielle Ludwig is noted for her capabilities assisting oil and gas companies in M&A transactions. A client says: "She has a lot of experience in negotiations and good regulatory knowledge."

Ranked Lawyers at
Mattos Filho

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Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas

Giovani Loss
Giovani Loss
Star Individuals
Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres
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Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres
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Band 3
Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto
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Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto
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Band 4
Bruno Chedid
U
Bruno Chedid
U
Up and Coming
Danielle Ludwig
Associates to watch

Clients

Provided by Mattos Filho

BG

BP

CNPC

Engie

GALP

Maersk

Petrobras

Rosneft

Schlumberger

Statoil