Practice Areas

For us each client is unique and their business should be deeply understood and experienced by our lawyers. This philosophy enables us to offer top-level legal advice combined with a business, tailored-made approach.

Below you can browse the areas in which we operate, to learn in depth how our lawyers can assist your business.

Our team is also organized in industry sectors with specialized professionals who can easily understand the technical and specific characteristics of each business Learn more about our work.


Arbitration and
Dispute Resolution

Our services include the examination of strategies for
the definition of the most efficient arbitration procedure
for the resolution of disputes.

Compliance e
Corporate Governance

The experience of our lawyers – who are trained in
anticorruption antitrust and compliance-related matters
in Brazil and abroad.

Civil and Corporate

We have an experienced and qualified team able to provide top-level services in the civil, commercial and business litigation areas, working with creativity, initiative,
agility and assurance in a variety of subjects.

Labor Law

Regarding the consulting area, we offer legal advice to national and foreign companies operating in Brazil, in matters involving individual and collective rights.

Public, Administrative
and Regulatory

The organization of regulatory agencies in Brazil has been essential for the national and international investments in infrastructure, public concessions and natural resources sectors in the country.

M&A e Joint Ventures

The involvement of the Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel team in M&A transactions for acquisition of assets, particularly in the infrastructure and public service sectors, dates back to the early 1980s, when the privatization process of federal and state companies began.

Enviroment and

The approach of the legal aspects related to the area is developed under an interdisciplinary view, associated to an ethics concern, which enables us to identify new opportunities and solutions in the creation and sustainable development of projects.

Private Equity

The industry of investment funds, especially the private equity segment, is dynamic and creative, when the goal is to seek profitability for its clients.

Intelectual Property

The firm provides consulting services involving foreign and domestic trademarks and patents, copyrights, technology transfer and know-how.

Corporate & Contracts

The level of complexity of corporate documents depends on the business context. This is why corporate documents must be clear and well drafted, reducing the risk of conflicting interpretations.


The team acts in the litigation area, both within the judicial sphere filing actions for requesting repetition of indebtedness, annulment of tax debts, writs of mandamus, defenses in tax enforcements and in the administrative litigation


Construction & Infrastructure

Complex and peculiar, the construction contracts from the Infrastructure sector (EPC, turnkey, joint venture, undertaking, construction, and engineering, among others) require specialized following up by experienced professionals.

Pipeline Construction and
Operation & LNG/REGAS

Represents investors, creditors and operators in cross-border financing transactions and before the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) for the construction of pipelines and natural gas distribution and compression facilities.

Energy and Renewable Sources

In the area of renewable energy, it works especially in the development and financing of green & brown field projects, in all legal aspects, including the examination of regulatory and tax issues.

Natural Gas

Our lawyers represent sponsors, lenders, operators and owners in cross-border transactions for the funding and construction of pipelines and gas distribution, compression and storage facilities.

Hotel Management

Among other practices, the firm develops hotel projects in environmental resorts and advises hotel owners on the negotiation of service agreements with international operators, as well as the development of ancillary activities such as spa, golf, tennis etc.

Oilfield Services, Offshore
Supply & Shipbuilding

The Firm advises clients in all phases of the oil, natural gas and derivatives exploration, production and commercialization chain.


Our team provides assistance to clients in due diligence processes, negotiation of joint ventures, acquisition of companies, assignment of mining rights and solution of themes of the industry’s interest.

Oil & Gas

The firm acts in several projects involving all phases of the oil & natural gas industry.

Project Development, Project
& Corporate Finance

Our work also extends to the construction of platforms, drilling rigs and other upstream equipment.

Data Protection, Innovation
and Technology

The General Data Protection Law (“LGPD”) was enacted on August 14, 2018 and will enter into force in 2020. Any personal data processing operation carried out by a natural or legal person will be subject to the LGPD.

Restructuring, Reorganization and
Distressed Asset Acquisitions

We represent creditors and potential buyers in the review of judicial recovery proceedings, judicial recovery plans, identification of potential liabilities and contingencies, as well as in negotiations with creditors, trustee and judge in charge of the judicial recovery to secure the appropriate approvals to the divestment of distressed assets to our clients.

Shipping & Ports, Offshore Logistics

Regulatory and Admiralty – Registration, flagging, tax and customs, bill of lading, pool agreements, statutory compliance, crewing, stowaways, refugees, sale and purchase of vessels, maritime regulations issued by ANTAQ (Brazilian National Agency for Waterway Transportation), and international maritime law applicable in Brazilian waters.