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Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

Energy & Natural Resources

3 ranked lawyersBand 2BrazilBrazil 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel has a prestigious department boasting a deep bench of seasoned oil and gas lawyers. The firm is sought after to perform due diligence work and to act in high-level M&A transactions. Its lawyers are seasoned in project development in the area and advise on all stages, from exploration and production to refining. Further capabilities include top-notch regulatory advice.

Strengths

One client comments: "They provided great work, making us feel at ease and making us confident to close the deal."

Work highlights

Schmidt Valois assisted Petrobras BR Distribuidora with the acquisition of a 70% equity stake in Targus Comercializadora.

Notable practitioners

Distinguished senior statesperson  Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira has built a strong reputation during his long history in the field. He remains active dealing with sophisticated regulatory matters involving the new gas market in Brazil.

Co-head of department  Paulo Valois Pires remains highly regarded for his longstanding track record and in-depth knowledge of the market. He is described by a client as "an excellent and experienced professional." The same client says: "He is very thoughtful and careful in managing the risks for the client." Another source adds: "He leads the matters very well and has the ability to coordinate and interpret the issues, communicate the information and mediate complex situations in an excellent manner."

Co-head of department Rogério Sobral de Miranda is a strong practitioner with substantial expertise in regulatory, transactional and project development matters. He is frequently called upon by leading players in the market to handle strategic cases. A client notes: "Rogério is extremely loyal, dedicated, with great experience and a sense of partnership with the client."

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Brazil

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas


Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira
Senior Statespeople
Paulo Valois Pires
Band 2
Rogério Sobral de Miranda
Band 2