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Guilherme Schmidt QC

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Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

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Energy, Infrastructure, Regulatory,Contracts, Arbitration and M&A.




He has an extensive practice in energy, regulatory, M&A, corporate and infrastructure transactions. From 1990 to 1993, he worked in the legal department of Shell in Brazil. After that, he joined a well-known Brazilian law firm where he became a partner in 1996 acting in energy, infrastructure, corporate, M&A and regulatory law. He was a visiting associate at O’Melveny &Myers LLP, New York, from 1998 to 1999. He was also partner at another important local firm for six years, where he was responsible for the above-mentioned areas. He has been nominated by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A, Projects and Energy and Natural Resources. In this particular area, he has also been listed by Expert Guides. In the Energy sector and in the Oil & Gas field he was highlighted by Who’s Who Legal year after year. Latin Lawyer 250 has also mentioned him in Energy and Projects & Infrastructure. He was also referred by Legal 500 in Energy and Natural Resources – Electricity, as well as Best Lawyers. Brazilian Anuário Análise Advocacia has recognized him as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by in Infrastructure and Regulatory areas.


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Member of the Board of the Brazilian Bar Association- Section RJ for 2016-2018.


Post-graduated in Tax Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes. Graduated from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). 


Corporate and M&A (including ‚Äėcompliance‚Äô)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‚Äėcompliance‚Äô)

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados’ corporate and M&A practice focuses on the natural resources (particularly oil and gas) and infrastructure sectors, with an impressive track record advising on the purchase and sale of assets and equity stakes in these industries. It also has an active distressed M&A practice. Rogério Sobral de Miranda, Paulo Valois Pires and Guilherme Schmidt attract praise. Clients include PetroRio, ExxonMobil and Total.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources


Within: Electricity

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados is noted for its expertise in the development of power projects and commercial transactions in the sector. A highlight in 2017 was advising Shell on the regulatory structure of a power trading company. The firm is also assisting Barcarena Gera√ß√£o de Energia and LMP Energy Participa√ß√Ķes e Consultoria in negotiations for the construction of a 600MW thermoelectric power plant. Rio de Janeiro based Guilherme Schmidt and Celina Ozorio are recommended. Alexei Macorin Vivan7 joined in January 2018 from now-defunct firm Vivan Law, and is based in S√£o Paulo.

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