Recognized by The Legal 500 – 2022 Edition

We were recognized again by The Legal 500 in the 2022 edition as a recommended law firm in several areas: Oil & Gas, Electricity, Energy & Renewables, Projects & Infrastructure and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Rogério Sobral de Miranda was nominated as a leader in the Oil & Gas category, Guilherme Schmidt in Electricity, Antônio Luís Ferreira, Paulo Valois, Rogério Miranda, Guilherme Schmidt in Projects and Infrastructure, and Paulo Valois Pires, Rogério Sobral de Miranda in Mergers & Acquisitions.

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Energy and Natural Resources: Hydrocarbon – Tier 2 – Renewable Energy – Tier 4

Leaders: Rogério Sobral de Miranda – Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

The oil and gas team at Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados provides comprehensive assistance to domestic and foreign clients involved in asset and equity acquisitions, and in contractual and regulatory matters related to upstream and downstream projects. Based in Rio de Janeiro, the specialist group often acts for private equity firms, financial institutions and oil companies in relation to LNG projects, offshore supply and pipeline construction.

These are all areas of expertise of partner Paulo Valois Pires, who is also experienced in transactional issues related to the sector. Partner Rogério Sobral de Miranda is proficient in the exploration and production segment, and regularly deals with M&A, project financing, and contracts with cross-border elements. Isabela Faria is another name to note on the team; she excels in project finance and EPC contracts.

Leads: Paulo Valois Pires; Rogério Sobral de Miranda


“The firm has legal experience in the oil and gas area, providing us with excellent service in the process of acquiring oil and natural gas fields.”

Paulo Valois, besides being an excellent professional, through his training and cordiality, helped our company in its positioning in the Brazilian oil and gas market, as well as introduced us to several potential investors.”

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Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity – Tier 3

With extensive experience in project development in the generation, transmission and distribution subsectors, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados demonstrates particular strength in commercial transactions. The practice is a popular choice of counsel for financial institutions, large consumers, operators, and investors seeking legal support in connection with public tenders, tariff review, and other matters before regulatory agencies.

Guilherme Schmidt undertakes a range of transactional work, including M&A and infrastructure deals. He leads the Rio de Janeiro-based group, which also includes Bruno Guedes Ribeiro, who is experienced in contractual matters, corporate business, and arbitration. In a significant development, August 2021 saw the return of Alexei Macorin Vivan to the São Paulo office.

Leader: Guilherme Schmidt

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Projects and Infrastructure – Tier 4

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados provides legal support to foreign and domestic clients in connection with the financing and development of projects in the energy, water, sanitation, airports and transportation sectors. The firm has extensive experience in the oil and gas sector, assisting clients throughout the entire life cycle of projects related to the sector.

Paulo Valois Pires attracts instructions from a varied client base, which includes private equity firms, financial institutions and oil companies, seeking assistance in LNG projects, M&A and other infrastructure matters. Transactions involving infrastructure and energy assets are core areas of activity for Guilherme Schmidt and Rogério Sobral de Miranda. Antônio Luís Ferreira is particularly knowledgeable in energy regulation. Alexei Macorin Vivan is another name to note; he returned to the office in August 2021.

Leaders: Antônio Luís Ferreira; Paulo Valois; Rogério Miranda; Guilherme Schmidt

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Corporate and M&A – Mergers and Acquisitions – Tier 7

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados excels in the energy and oil and gas sectors, where it has a strong track record in M&A. Within this field, the team has also developed notable expertise in advising clients on distressed transactions.

Also noteworthy is MC Valois Miranda, a network with broad reach in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and other countries that advises clients on natural resources and infrastructure. Highly experienced partners Paulo Valois Pires and Rogério Sobral de Miranda lead the team.

Leaders: Paulo Valois Pires; Rogério Sobral de Miranda

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