Recognized by the Legal 500

We were once again recognized by The Legal 500, in the 2023 edition, in several areas: Projects and Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, Electric Power and Renewable Energy. Our partner Rogério Miranda was recommended as “Leading Individual” in Oil & Gas.

The publication highlighted our partners Antônio Luís Ferreira, Paulo Valois, Rogério Miranda and Guilherme Schmidt in Projects, Paulo Valois Pires and Rogério Miranda in Oil & Gas, and Guilherme Schmidt, Alexei Macorin Vivan and Pedro Seraphim in Energy and Natural Resources.

The Legal 500 is among the leading international legal publications, conducting annual surveys and interviews with legal directors around the world.


Projects And Infrastructure

“Rio de Janeiro-based firm Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados is fully dedicated to natural resources and related infrastructure, and has a strong reputation in the oil and gas sector. Besides its strength in energy-related projects, the team is also well placed to act for international and Brazilian clients in the financing and structuring of projects in the water, sanitation and transport segments. Antônio Luís Ferreira, who has relevant in-house experience in a major global energy company, is primarily active in M&A and regulatory matters involving mining and oil and gas clients. Paulo Valois Pires has been particularly busy assisting clients in international tenders promoted by the Petroleum Agency and Petrobras in relation to the divestment of onshore and offshore assets. Another name to note in the team is Rogério Sobral De Miranda, who advises on project finance, corporate transactions and joint ventures. Energy and infrastructure are core sectors of activity for Guilherme Schmidt QC. Isabela Faria is a key contact for project finance deals, while Anna Paula Barbosa de Carvalho Góes handles disputes involving projects”.

Oil and Gas

“Devoted to natural resources and related infrastructure, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados brings together a team of specialist lawyers focused on advising oil companies, private equity firms and financial services clients in a host of transactional, regulatory and project development matters across the upstream and downstream segments. Other areas of activity for the Rio de Janeiro-based team include helping natural gas clients navigate regulatory changes in the transportation and storage spaces, and guiding them in their energy transition efforts. Paulo Valois Pires is sought out by foreign and domestic clients in international tenders promoted by the Petroleum Agency and Petrobras for the divestment of onshore and offshore blocks. He jointly coordinates the team with Rogério Sobral De Miranda, who specialises in deals involving natural resources and infrastructure projects, including project finance, joint ventures and M&A. Financing and business transactions are strong points for Isabela Faria, who is also retained by clients in relation to EPC contracts and charter agréments”.

Energy And Natural Resources: Electricity

Drawing on its strong know-how in the field of oil and gas, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados is well versed in an array of matters pertaining to the power sector. Commercial and business transactions are core areas of activity for the team, which regularly attracts mandates pertaining to public bids, revision of tariffs and regulatory issues. Key individuals include Guilherme Schmidt QC and Bruno Guedes Ribeiro, both of whom are seasoned in transactional work involving power companies and projects. Alexei Macorin Vivan’s notable areas of practice include renewable energy M&A and regulatory and contentious matters. The team was further bolstered by the arrival of Pedro Seraphim in November 2021 from TozziniFreire Advogados.

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