Brazil: Energy 2017

This year, we recognise 26 leading energy practitioners for their transactional, advisory and regulatory work across numerous industry sectors including oil and gas, electricity, power and renewables.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Giovani Loss Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
2. Paulo Valois Pires Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira & Agel, Rio de Janeiro
3. Alexandre Bittencourt Calmon Vieira Rezende Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
4. Alexandre Chequer Tauil & Chequer Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Natural resources specialist firm SCHMIDT VALOIS MIRANDA FERREIRA & AGEL ADVOGADOS leads the research this year with five nominations.
Paulo Valois Pires is one of Brazil’s foremost figures in offshore projects and oil pipelines and enjoys a sterling reputation among peers.
Rogério Sobral de Miranda is praised for his international practice in natural resources and has a reputation in the market as “a very experienced lawyer”.
The “excellent” Sonia Agel is a leader in the oil and gas space and possesses over 25 years of experience handling public and regulatory energy matters.

MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS sees three leading practitioners listed in this chapter.
Giovani Loss boasts “a great reputation in the market, and is a leader in transactions”, particularly in the oil and gas sector.
Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres is “an excellent oil and gas lawyer” with leading expertise in sector-related transactional and regulatory matters.
Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto receives high praise for his expertise in the energy space and is recognised within the region for his market-leading practice.

BÖING GLEICH ADVOGADOS achieves two this year.
Roberto dos Santos Carneiro is “a senior figure in the market” with decades of experience in energy law. He is renowned both in the Brazilian market and internationally.
“Rising star” Roger Maier Böing is well known in the space for his expert knowledge of contractual and regulatory matters within the oil and gas sector.

At LOBO & DE RIZZO ADVOGADOS two top names are recognised.
Marilda Rosado de Sá Ribeiro is an esteemed figure in the oil and gas sector. He receives plaudits from peers for hisvery experienced practice” and is sought after for his legal opinions.
Daniella Tavares is a highly respected name in the energy space and often represents clients looking to enter the Brazilian market.

Two leading individuals are recognised at TAUIL & CHEQUER ADVOGADOS.
Alexandre Chequer is a leading practitioner known for his work in energy transactions and projects across Brazil and Africa.
Victor  Galante is a highly sought-after adviser in the space and is a key player in energy and pipeline projects across Brazil, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

At VEIRANO ADVOGADOS two lawyers are recommended for their skills in the energy space.
Luis Fernando Ayres de Mello Pacheco is renowned for his ability to provide an end-to-end service for clients in oil and gas matters from the obtainment of licences through to representing clients in disputes.
The superb Ana Carolina Barretto is a leading name in natural resources infrastructure matters and stands out as a respected figure in the market.

VIEIRA REZENDE ADVOGADOS achieves two listings in this chapter.
Alexandre Bittencourt Calmon is lauded as “a rising star in oil and gas” and demonstrates peerless expertise in regulatory and transactional work in the space.
Daniela Ribeiro Davila is a prominent name in the energy and oil field and is highly respected for her excellent sector-related work.

Isabel Lustosa of ULHÔA CANTO REZENDE E GUERRA ADVOGADOS comes highly recommended for her work on energy infrastructure projects as well as transactions with an emphasis on electric power. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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