Practice Areas

Oil & Gas

The firm acts in several projects involving all phases of the oil & natural gas industry. We represent clients in the Brazil Rounds promoted by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) for the concession of exploratory blocks – particularly in the structuring of guarantees, analysis of concession, joint operating and joint bidding agreements, and study of regulatory and tax issues.

Our firm also assists oil companies and investment funds in the structuring of farm-in and farm-out transactions with Petrobras and in the analysis of contractual and tax aspects. In addition, the SVMFA team analyzes risk production contracts for marginal fields and represents companies in marginal field bids promoted by the ANP.

We regularly advise international energy companies which already operate or which intend to enter the Brazilian market, offering full legal services in regulatory, maritime law, corporate, tax and environmental aspects related to downstream, midstream and upstream activities.

How we can help:

  • Legal advice in all segments of the petroleum industry, including exploration, development, extraction, refining, distribution, marketing, importation and exportation of petroleum, natural gas, LNG and subproducts.
  • Consulting in projects and ventures related to petroleum survey, exploration and production activities (upstream and downstream), including commercial agreements, joint ventures, construction and financing agreements (BNDES and international entities)
  • Drafting, negotiation and risk analysis related to the industry agreements, including concession and construction contracts; equipment supply, farm-in, distribution and services agreements; and joint operating agreements (JOA).
  • Advice in project finance transactions for the construction of platforms, refineries, power plants and other large projects.