We are pleased to announce that Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados has once again been recommended in important international legal publications.
Chambers and Partners Global has released the results of its 2017 research, in which the firm has maintained for the last 10 years #1 position in the Oil and Gas area. Also, the Projects area was recommended as “a notable team with a strong focus on infrastructure and energy sectors, particularly oil and gas”. Furthermore, partners Paulo Valois and Rogério Miranda have once again appeared in the 1st Band of the individual rankings, while Sonia Agel and Antônio Luís Ferreira were considered “senior statesmen” in this year’s edition. Guilherme Schmidt was noted for his work in Energy and Projects, along with Paulo Valois Pires. Danielle Ludwig was referred to as one of the “Associates to watch” in Oil and Gas. We reproduce below some parts from Chambers and Partners Global 2017 Guide:
Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados has an “outstanding reputation for assisting high-profile upstream and downstream market players, including major E&P companies. Has long-standing dedication to the oil and gas industry in Brazil, with a one-stop shop capacity in the sector. Frequently advises on farm-in and farm-out deals and public bids. Experienced in disputes, including complex litigation involving oil spills. Increasingly assisting clients with transactions in the LNG sphere”.
“Rogério Sobral de Miranda is considered a highly respected oil and gas lawyer who frequently advises on some of the most complex transactions in the sector. Market sources highlight his pro-business and “hands-on” approach and his “incredible technical rigour.” Clients assert: “He is very aware of trends, knows the industry well and always keeps us very well informed.”
Paulo Valois Pires is a “rainmaker” and a “top-notch” oil and gas practitioner, according to market sources. His regulatory expertise is particularly noted and clients say: “He is one of the most specialised lawyers in Brazil for oil and gas matters.” They add: “He has profound knowledge of the market and is able to support companies in auction bidding rounds and in the establishment of operations in the country.”
Sonia Agel enjoys a superb reputation for her long-standing experience in oil and gas regulatory matters. Clients commend her ability “to view matters from the perspective of the regulator, which is very valuable,” adding: “She is business-oriented, pragmatic and practical.”
Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira is much admired for his expertise in the gas industry. Market sources widely applaud his long-standing contribution to the market.
Associate-to-watch Danielle Ludwig impresses market sources for her active involvement advising clients in the oil and gas industry. Interviewees remark that “she is an excellent lawyer.”
In this month, Latin Lawyer 250 2017 highlighted our areas: Energy, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Mining, Environment, Corporate and M & A, Administrative and Tax. Our Partners Paulo Valois, Sonia Agel, Rogério Miranda, Antônio Luís Ferreira, Guilherme Schmidt, Isabela Faria, Celina Ozorio, Márcio Pereira and Gustavo Braga were recommended as “Leader in their field” in Brazil. And the lawyers of our O&G area were once again considered one of the best in Brazil.
Who’s Who Legal has been recommending, year after year, the partners Sonia Agel, Rogério Miranda, Antônio Luís Ferreira, Paulo Valois and Guilherme Schmidt among the best lawyers in Energy in Brazil. Partner Paulo Valois was considered as a “Thought Leader – Energy 2017” and among the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” for this important publication.
Finally, Expert Guides recognized the partners Sonia Agel, Guilherme Schmidt, Rogério Miranda, Antônio Luís Ferreira and Paulo Valois as “The Best of the Best Latin America” in Energy. Paulo Valois Pires was also mentioned for Environment.
These excellent results are directly connected to our clients and friends’ opinions, to whom we are grateful for all for the confidence and support in this year!