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RUA DA ASSEMBLÉIA 66-17 FLOOR, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 21 2114 1700
Fax:
Fax +55 21 2114 1717
Email:
Web:
www.svmfa.com.br
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Sonia Agel QC

Tel:
Work +5521 2114.1700
Email:
Web:
www.svmfa.com.br/
Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados

Work Department

Oil & Gas, Public Law, Regulatory

Position

Partner

Career

Acted for more than 25 years in the public sector as federal state attorney with relevant experience in regulatory matters and judicial and administrative litigation. She was general counsel of the National Oil and Gas Agency (ANP) between 1998 and 2002, where she played an outstanding role in the development of the O&G regulatory framework in Brazil, with a relevant contribution to the structuring of the first bid rounds of exploratory areas and in road shows held in the five continents. She has been listed, year after year, by international publications such as Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer 250 and Who’s Who Legal in Energy and Natural Resources. 

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Education

Graduated by Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), 1972.


Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Hydrocarbons

Within: Hydrocarbons

Brazilian oil and gas heavyweight Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel Advogados stands out for its excellent relations with other petroleum-rich Portuguese-speaking countries. Recent work highlights include advising ExxonMobil Exploração Brasil on the acquisition of a 33% stake in the BM-S-8 block from Statoil Brasil Óleo e Gás, and assisting Total with corporate, contractual, tax and regulatory matters concerning a new joint venture project with Petrobras. Paulo Valois Pires is ‘very experienced’. Antônio Luís de Miranda Ferreira, Sonia Agel, Rogério Sobral de Miranda are also recommended. Leading lawyer Luis Fernando Pacheco joined from Veirano Advogados in May 2018. Associate Danielle Ludwig moved to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados.

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