Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel was founded in 2007 by partners from the most traditional Brazilian law firms, with solid academic and professional experience in natural resources and infrastructure projects, in Brazil and abroad.


Following the international standard of the most important law firms, Schmidt Valois Advogados was the first Brazilian law firm dedicated to natural resources and infrastructure, focusing on oil, natural gas, energy, mining, water resources, sanitation, construction and operation of ports, terminals, platforms, vessels, pipelines, offshore equipment, roads and highways, railways, project finance and financing.

Also, Schmidt Valois Advogados has expertise in retail activities, sports, technology, telecommunications, aviation, and packaging. The firm understands the importance of these dynamic and competitive sectors and is prepared to provide specialized legal services and strategic solutions.

Schmidt Valois Advogados is widely recognized by the market for its creative approach, ethics, and quality in providing services in all the areas mentioned above. With a highly qualified and dedicated team, the firm is ready to face complex legal challenges and provide tailor-made solutions for its clients, always targeting their interests and objectives.

For the last fifteen years, SVMFA and its partners have been consistently top tier ranked by the most prestigious international research institutes such as Chambers and Partners (Global and Brazil), Leaders League, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, LACCA, Who’s Who Legal, amongst others.

Our lawyers have worked in cross-border transactions involving Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Guinea-Bissau, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, UK, and USA, amongst others.

Our core team is comprised of lawyers with a longstanding and well-respected name in the energy industries, and some of the partners have worked as in-house counsel of Shell, Petrobras, and ANP, amongst other main players of the industry.