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Brazil 2022
Brazil Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
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Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by Trench Rossi Watanabe

Trench Rossi Watanabe is at the forefront of the Brazilian Oil & Gas sector and has been doing high-profile work in the country for over 20 years. The Firm's Oil & Gas practice stands out due to its strong multidisciplinary team, which counts on over 30 specialized legal professionals across Brazil.

The practice is trusted by leading domestic and international companies on a broad range of industry-related matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A and investments, development projects, industry-specific ESG matters, compliance investigation and internal policy making, international tax planning, as well as highly sophisticated regulatory issues and leading industry litigation cases.

The group has been working on many remarkable projects and advising clients on some of the biggest litigation cases in the Brazilian upstream and midstream industries. The practice also has a long history of assisting oil and gas companies with international trading of crude oil and by-products, placing the Firm among the few law offices with true expertise in the commodities trading.

It has been instrumental in actively contributing to the improvement of the regulatory framework of the New Natural Gas Market, advising key industry associations in leading cases of the main regulatory controversies in the Brazilian natural gas industry. In the context of energy transition, the Oil & Gas group has been actively participating in the policy making for the hydrogen industry.

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

Internationally savvy firm Trench Rossi Watanabe maintains a strong oil and gas department with a track record assisting players in the market with complex regulatory issues, high-profile transactions and litigation work. The firm is particularly noted for providing strategic regulatory advice for companies from the upstream and midstream segments, as well as for its involvement in the discussions related to the new Brazilian gas market. Clients further benefit from the team's expertise in ESG matters.     

Strengths

A client says: "They are a strong team that has a good level of collaboration among partners of different areas."

Another comments: "They provide high-quality work."

Work highlights

Trench Rossi continued to represented Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo - IBP as amicus curiae in a judicial dispute related to Project Gemini, involving natural gas market regulation. 

Notable practitioners

Danielle Gomes de Almeida Valois is well equipped to handle complex oil and gas transactions as well as regulatory advisory work, and offers further strength in contentious matters. She has additional expertise in ESG consultancy.

Associate-to-watch Gabriela Bezerra Fischer has experience in assisting clients with transactional and regulatory oil and gas matters. A client says: "She is very committed and has a good knowledge of the industry."

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Danielle Gomes de Almeida Valois
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Danielle Gomes de Almeida Valois
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Gabriela Bezerra Fischer
Gabriela Bezerra Fischer
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