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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

The active corporate and M&A practice at Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados has an emphasis on the oil-and-gas and infrastructure sectors. It expanded through several lateral hires, including the hire of energy, corporate and commercial law expert Alexei Macorin Vivan in January 2018. A team led by Rogério Sobral de Miranda acted for Total on a project in which Petrobras will transfer a 50% interest in TermoBahia to Total. Other clients include ExxonMobil and Inpex Corporation. Paulo Valois Pires and Guilherme Schmidt are 'excellent lawyers'.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 5

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

An oil-and-gas specialist, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados' client portfolio includes clients such as Schlumberger, which was represented against infraction notices. Anna Paula Barbosa de Carvalho Góes joined from UlhÎa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados to head the practice.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados has a 'good understanding of an international investor's needs'. A national highlight was assisting Terminal Portuårio do Mearim with the redefinition of its port project. Paulo Valois Pires and Rogério Sobral de Miranda are recommended. The firm also made a number of lateral hires, including oil and gas expert Luis Fernando Pacheco, who provides 'practical, relevant and timely advice', from Veirano Advogados.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Electricity - ranked: tier 3

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados has broad energy expertise, which spans commercial contracts, infrastructure, M&A and energy regulation. The firm typically acts for an array of investors, operators, banks and consumers, including high-profile names such as Raízen, Shell and Vale. Among its highlights, Guilherme Schmidt advised LMP Energy ParticipaçÔes e Consultoria and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas on the development of a major gas thermoelectric power plant. Celina Ozorio left the firm in 2018.

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Hydrocarbons
Hydrocarbons - ranked: tier 1

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados secures rave reviews from sources for its ‘deep knowledge of the industry and international practice’, ‘extremely dedicated professionals’ and ‘practical and commercial advice’. The boutique firm’s specialist oil-and-gas expertise encompasses the full array of upstream, midstream and downstream matters and it is a popular choice for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Shell, Total and Inpex. In a key transactional highlight, group co-heads Paulo Valois Pires (‘an excellent energy lawyer’) and RogĂ©rio Sobral de Miranda (‘very knowledgeable and hands-on’) paired up to advise ExxonMobil Exploração Brasil on its $1.3bn acquisition of a 33% stake in block BM-S-8 from Statoil Brasil Óleo e GĂĄs. On the regulatory side, AntĂŽnio LuĂ­s Ferreira paired up with Valois Pires to advise GNA, which holds authorisation for the construction and operation of a 1238MW thermal plant as part of the high-profile Açu Gas Hub project, on regulatory and contractual issues. Other key names include Luis Fernando Pacheco (‘combines commerciality with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Brazilian oil and gas law’) and Sonia Agel.

Leading individuals

AntĂŽnio LuĂ­s de Miranda Ferreira - Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

Luis Fernando Pacheco - Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

Rogério Sobral de Miranda - Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

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