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Prestigious department boasting a deep bench of seasoned oil and gas lawyers. Highly respected for its expertise acting for local and global corporations involved in due diligence work and high-level M&A transactions. Deeply knowledgeable of the development of projects ranging from exploration and production to refining, regularly advising on related regulatory matters and commercial agreements. New client wins include Rignet, Tidewater and Bharat Petroleum.
Endorsing the firm's reputation, one commentator says: "It's a serious firm with a fantastic track record in oil and gas. You know you can rely on them to get things done properly."
Advised Enerflex Energia on the development of a gas processing project in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Seasoned practitioner Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira is "a senior and well-known figure," a market commentator relates. He draws from a deep well of experience to advise clients on contractual and regulatory issues in the sector, as well as providing key legal opinions.
Interviewees are quick to single out co-head of department Paulo Valois Pires as "a lawyer with a great history in the industry," with one adding: "He is totally steeped in the sector and has so much knowledge of the area." A market commentator also states: "He is a really good lawyer and definitely an oil and gas expert." Paulo advises key clients of the firm on significant contractual and regulatory mandates.
Department co-head Rogério Sobral de Miranda is highly regarded for his ability to handle major oil and gas mandates, earning praise from one market commentator for being "a good lawyer of quality and experience." He has in-depth experience assisting clients with complex contractual and regulatory matters ranging from upstream to downstream operations.
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Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel acts in projects involving all sectors of the oil and gas industry from the wellhead to the customer. The firm represents clients with business in upstream, midstream and downstream activities in Brazil and other jurisdictions. The firm represents companies in the Brazil Bid Rounds promoted by the Petroleum Agency under concession and production sharing regimes. It assists oil companies (IOCs, NOCs, operators, and non-operators) and investment funds in farm-in and farm-out transactions as well as in joint operating agreements and joint bidding agreements. The firm’s advice covers tax as well as legal issues. The firm is recognized for assisting clients in sophisticated unitization procedures and complex regulatory and contractual work related to concession and production sharing regimes. Its work also involves downstream acquisitions and restructuring including oil refineries and gas station brands and networks, as well as assistance in the marketing and distribution of petroleum by-products.