Alexandre Bittencourt Calmon
Global Guide 2024
Band 3 : Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
Provided by Alexandre Bittencourt Calmon
Energy and Natural Resources (Oil and Gas), Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Alexandre Calmon is a partner of Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper and co-head of the Energy and Natural Resources sector, based in Rio de Janeiro.
Alexandre is a renowned lawyer with over 20 years of career in the energy and mining industries.
He focuses his practice on regulatory and transactional matters involving large operations for clients in the natural resources industries.
In addition to his regulatory, contractual, and commercial practice in general, Alexandre has significant experience in regulatory matters and M&A and, over the past 20 years; he has advised clients in the Oil & Gas and natural resources industries for some of the largest operations in the segment in Brazil.
Alexandre has extensive experience in Oil and Gas concession contracts, both for onshore and offshore environments, production sharing contracts, JOAs, farm-in and farm-out operations, JBAs, commercialization contracts, as well as in Oil projects and Gas related to midstream (including the divestment of Petrobras refineries) natural gas transportation contracts and natural gas purchase and sale contracts.
Alexandre is also actively engaged in legal education and corporate training. He has published papers regarding oil and natural gas legal and regulatory frameworks and gives lectures and presentations at different levels for public and private institutions in Brazil and abroad.
Alexandre is also an active participant in groups that provide free legal assistance to minorities and people in a position of vulnerability in Brazil and an enthusiast of initiatives that seek to expand the diversity of the legal services industry in the country.
Alexandre is a member of the prestigious AIPN, based in Houston, for many years.
He is currently a member of the AIPN Model Contract Committee for Farmout Contracts – 2004 Revision. He is also an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation – RMMLF.
In 2015, he was co-chair of the Oil and Gas program of the RMMLF Special Institute on International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, held in Colombia and, in 2017, he participated in the Oil and Gas program committee of the RMMLF Special Institute on International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, held in Ecuador.
In 2019, Alexandre was co-chairman of the host committee of the RMMLF Special Institute on International Mining and Oil and Gas Law held in Rio de Janeiro.
Alexandre is currently Co-Chair of the International Committee of the RMMLF and Co-Chair of the O&G Committee of the RMMLF Special Institute on International Mining and Oil and Gas Law to be held in Mexico in 2023.
- Professor of Commercial/Corporate Law, Escola de Direito da Universidade Santa Úrsula, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2004 – 2006)
- Assistant Professor of Corporate Law, Escola de Direito da Universidade Santa Úrsula, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2002 – 2004)
- Professor of Decommissioning, Refining Law, Regulatory Aspects of Data Acquisition and Regulatory Aspects of oil & gas Transportation of the Oil & Gas MBA at the Instituto de Pesquisa, Educação e Tecnologia da Universidade Católica de Petrópolis (2020-2021)