In this chapter we highlight 39 top-tier energy specialists in Brazil who comes highly recommended for their exceptional work advising and representing clients on a range of matters across the sector, from transactions to regulation and disputes.
Most highly regarded
Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira & Agel sees six lawyers recognised here.
Paulo Valois Pires is a “great lawyer” who “has been working in the oil and gas industry for many years and is very well known for his regulatory knowledge”.
Guilherme Guerra D´Arriaga Schmidt is “greatly experienced in the industry” and is “well known” among peers for his deep knowledge of the regulatory framework.
The “excellent” Sonia Agel is “very respected in the market” and “understands the regulatory environment the most out of everyone in Brazil” when it comes to energy matters.
Rogério Sobral de Miranda “is an excellent lawyer with a lot of experience in the oil and gas industry” and is thus “highly respected” by peers and clients alike.
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados receives four listings in this chapter.
Giovani Loss has an “excellent track record” and is “very well-known practitioner in the oil and gas market” with a “great knowledge of the market and its players”.
Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres draws plaudits for being a “really solid and great lawyer” who “works on lots of oil and gas matters for the firm”.
Sources have every confidence in recommending Nilton Gomes de Mattos Neto, describing him as an “excellent lawyer” who is “greatly knowledgeable” on oil and shipping matters.
Pablo Sorj is a “fantastic lawyer who specialises in infrastructure matters in Brazil” and surpasses peers with his financing expertise.
Tauil & Chequer Advogados receives four listings here.
Alexandre Chequer is held in high esteem by market commentators who highly regard his expertise in upstream, midstream and downstream projects.
With over 15 years’ experience, Alexandre Bittencourt Calmon is a specialist in the oil and gas sector, where he recognised as a go-to name in Brazil.
The internationally renowned Ivan Tauil gains widespread recognition from market sources who note he is “very well known for his tax work in the oil and gas industry”.
Victor Galante ranks highly among peers thanks to his sweeping knowledge of oil and gas project development and energy-related infrastructure matters.
José Roberto Faveret Cavalcanti of Faveret Lampert Advogados is “recommended for oil and gas projects” and is “very knowledgeable on regulatory matters in Brazil”.
At Sergio Bermudes Advogados, Elena Landau “works with electric power in Brazil” and is “very well respected” among peers, who describe her as a “great lawyer”.
The “excellent” Daniel Szyfman of Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is a “really strong lawyer” who “specialises in oil and gas work”.
From Vieira Rezende Advogados, Daniela Ribeiro Davila is a distinguished name in the market, having “been working in the oil and gas industry for many years and built up lots of experience in the field”.
Isabel Lustosa at Ulhôa Canto Rezende e Guerra Advogados is “very well known for her electric power regulatory work” and stands out among peers as “a leading energy lawyer – one of the best”.
Marilda Rosado de Sá Ribeiro at Barabosa, Raimundo, Gontijo e Câmara Advogados is distinguished for her “strong academic profile and great background” by sources who note she is “very experienced in oil and gas regulatory matters”.
Trench Rossi Watanabe’s Danielle Castor Gomes de Almeida Valois is commended as a “great lawyer with strong experience” in the energy sector, notably when it comes to infrastructure and regulatory issues.
José Roberto Baldoini Martins comes highly recommended for his deep expertise in project financing and electric power-related M&A.