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Trench Rossi Watanabe

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas

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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 provide a high-quality service. What makes them stand out is their combined in-depth experience in this industry, which is a highly regulated sector, with strong supporting practice areas," adding: "This differential allows them to add value in complex matters with a highly qualified multidisciplinary team."  

Work highlights

Trench Rossi 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 leads the charge at Trench Rossi Watanabe's oil and gas department. She is a popular choice for strategic litigation and regulatory advice related to the new gas market, as well as in ESG consultancy. "Danielle is very creative and well connected," a client says, adding: "She foresees the sector's trends and has a business-driven approach."

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Overview

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.

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas

Trench Rossi Watanabe

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Rua Arq. Olavo Redig de Campos, 105

31º andar, Ed. EZ Towers, Torre A

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

04711-904

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Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas


Danielle Gomes de Almeida Valois
Band 3