What the team is known for
Tauil & Chequer is in a strategic alliance with the international law firm Mayer Brown, giving clients ready access to a global platform and playing a vital role in the cross-border work carried out by the wider firm, particularly in relation to oil and gas and project financing. The team offers a wealth of expertise in prominent cross-border transactions and is routinely called upon by large energy companies to advise on M&A, contractual matters, financing and regulatory issues arising from complex LNG projects.
The firm's particular international expertise relates to lusophone Africa and the team in Rio de Janeiro frequently advises on outbound matters involving jurisdictions such as Mozambique. It acts for numerous global energy companies and banks in Brazil and elsewhere.
Market sources consider Tauil & Chequer's affiliation with Mayer Brown to be beneficial for their international capabilities, with one client remarking that "cross-border work is well covered given Mayer Brown’s presence around the world," and another comments: "They are very strong in legal issues in contracts, Brazilian laws and international laws."
The firm receives high praise from international clients who highlight that "they are very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. They have an understanding of the law as well as local business customs, which is valuable to a foreign entity such as us."