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Trench Rossi Watanabe

Work +55 21 2206 4900
Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Danielle Valois

Work +55 21 2206 4912
Trench Rossi Watanabe

Work Department

Energy, Shipping, Projects, Compliance


Partner. Danielle Gomes de Almeida Valois joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in
2011. For the past 17 years, Mrs. Valois has built a law practice focused on oil and
gas domestic and multi-jurisdictional projects. Her il and gas experience extends to
all legal aspects involved in the CAPEX and OPEX phases of a development project,
including the structuring of financial arrangements, drafting and negotiation of EPC
and Operation and Maintenance Agreements, as well as representation of clients in
construction disputes. Mrs. Valois has also a vast experience in representing NOCs,
IOCs and oil and gas services providers in M&A deals. Mrs. Valois is listed as a leading
individual in Oil & Gas at Chambers & Partners and serves as the Leading Young
Negotiator Representative for the LA Chapter of the Association. Registered at the Brazilian Bar
Association in 2000, Rio de Janeiro Chapter. Founding Member of the “Comitê Brasileiro
de Arbitragem” (Brazilian Arbitration Committee) and Young Negotiators Representative
for the Latin America Chapter of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


Joined the firm in 1999 in the Oil & Gas Practice Group.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.


OAB RJ - Nº 108542


Danielle Valois was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 30, 1978. Graduated in 2000 from the Universidade Cândido Mendes School of Law.


Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

JosĂ© Roberto Martins’ group at Trench Rossi Wanatabe derives its strength in projects and infrastructure from the cooperation of different practice groups, with key figures including oil and gas expert Danielle Valois, public law specialist HeloĂ­sa Barroso Uelze, and Anna Tavares de Mello on the M&A side. A recent highlight was advising AmĂ©rica Tecnologia on entering into a joint venture agreement with Integraciones Vyr to develop technology operations in Mexico.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Trench Rossi Wanatabe provides ‘an excellent level of service in terms of experience, business acumen and legal knowledge’. It regularly assists its clients in public civil lawsuits, regulatory matters and discussions with governmental authorities. Energy, mining and infrastructure specialist JosĂ© Roberto Martins oversees the group, with Henrique Frizzo, Heloisa Barroso Uelze and Danielle Gomes de Almeida Valois also key team members.

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Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

The team at Trench Rossi Wanatabe mainly advises offshore industry clients on matters of maritime and shipping law. Danielle Gomes de Almeida Valois is the name to note.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources


Within: Hydrocarbons

Working closely with an excellent corporate and M&A group, Trench Rossi Wanatabe’s oil and gas team was busy on transactional matters in 2016. Another area of focus is dispute resolution, with the team recently representing Petrobras, BP and Petrogal in an arbitration against oil agency ANP regarding the classification of the oil reservoirs of Lula as one or several fields for purposes of calculating royalties. Anna Tavares de Mello and Danielle Valois are the names to note.

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