What the team is known for
Full-service elite firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados 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.
A client says: "They are the foremost oil and gas law firm in Brazil and our preferred main adviser."
"The lawyers in the team are always available and deliver quickly," another client says, adding: "We are not aware of any other law firm with such a highly specialised team and with such an in-depth capacity both in regulatory and transactional matters."
Mattos Filho represented PetroRio in its acquisition of Dommo's 80% participating interest in the Tubarão Martelo offshore field. It advised the same client on the USD140 million acquisition of the FPSO vessel OSX-3.
"Diligent associate" Bruno Chedid
joins the table this year as an associate-to-watch after receiving very good feedback from clients. He often assists with M&A transactions and agreement negotiations, as well as regulatory matters. A client says: "He is very well prepared and available."
has regulatory experience assisting clients with highly complex M&A deals as well as contractual matters. A client says: "We have worked with Danielle for many years. She is a rising star and a promising lawyer punching above her weight."
Partner Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres
has experience assisting clients with regulatory matters before the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) and transactional operations. One client says: "Felipe has a high level of knowledge in this practice area and is extremely effective in finding solutions for the client,"
and another adds: "We are very satisfied with his high-quality work."
Star individual Giovani Loss
is frequently described as "the best oil and gas lawyer in Brazil"
by market observers. His transactional and regulatory experience is much admired. Loss has a remarkable track record advising on landmark matters in the industry. Clients applaud his high-profile services, with one saying: "His work and command of the legal and regulatory landscape is profound."
Another interviewee adds: "He is very experienced, knows the market very well, and is pragmatic, flexible and creative.
Up-and-coming partner Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto
is well equipped to advise on regulatory, contractual and litigation matters. A client says: "Nilton is very available and always willing to solve problems in a very skilful and perceptive way, being always one step ahead, foreseeing problems and inspiring confidence."
Clients further benefit from his expertise in shipping matters.