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

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

The ‘committed and high-quality’ team at Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel is particularly active in corporate transactions in the infrastructure and construction sectors, and counts Shell, INPEX Brasil and Prumo Logística among its clients. Rogério Sobral de Miranda, José Gustavo Braga and Bruna Santini Borges are recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

Rio de Janeiro based Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel regularly handles environmental licensing proceedings, particularly in the oil and gas sector. It recently advised oilfield services company Schlumberger on regulatory matters, and assisted Açúcar Guarani in obtaining an operating licence for an industrial unit. Marcio Silva Pereira has ‘solid knowledge of environmental issues, and a very good network’.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

The team at Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel is experienced in handling infrastructure projects in other Portuguese-speaking countries. With very strong energy expertise, the group recently advised Santana O&G on its concession for the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons in the Recôncavo Basin. Paulo Valois Pires and Rogério Miranda are the key names. The firm split from L.O. Baptista Advogados in January 2017.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 6

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

The highly regarded José Gustavo Fernandes Braga leads the tax department at Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel, which was established following the firm’s split from L.O. Baptista Advogados. Energy, engineering and transportation companies form a high proportion of the team’s client base.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 3

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel’s five-partner group was busy in 2016 advising on the development of power projects and the negotiation of power purchase agreements. It assisted Barcarena Geração de Energia and LMP Energy in the conversion of a coal power plant into a gas power plant. Guilherme Schmidt and Celina Ozorio are recommended.

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Hydrocarbons
Energy and natural resources: hydrocarbons - ranked: tier 1

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

Rio de Janeiro based Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel is a Brazilian oil and gas heavyweight with excellent relations with other petroleum-rich Portuguese-speaking countries, particularly in Africa. 2016 highlights included advising Frade Japão Petróleo on the extension of the concession contract for the Frade Field exploration until 2041; and assisting AziLat Petroleum in relation to the farm-in agreement with OGX Petroleo e Gas for offshore assets. Within the 18-lawyer team, Paulo Valois Pires is ‘very experienced’ in regulatory matters in the sector. Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira, Sonia Agel and Rogério Sobral de Miranda are also recommended, along with associate Danielle Ludwig. The firm split from its former São Paulo office, which now acts under the name of L.O. Baptista Advogados. Since publication associate Danielle Ludwig has left to join Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. Since publication Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira has joined the team from L.O. Baptista Advogados.

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Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira - Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 3

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

Rio de Janeiro based Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel, which recently split from L.O. Baptista Advogados, benefits from an excellent network across other Lusophone countries. The group has a strong record in greenfield mining projects, and is regularly instructed by mining companies on regulatory matters. Márcio Silva Pereira and Rogério Sobral de Miranda are particularly recommended.

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