Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira & Agel Advogados

Address:
Rua da Assembléia 66 - 17º floor
Centro
Rio de Janeiro
RJ, 20011-000
Brazil
Tel:
+55 21 2114 1700
Fax:
+55 21 2114 1717

Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel (SVMFA) was founded in 2007 by partners from established Brazilian firms, with sound academic and professional experience in natural resources and infrastructure projects in Brazil and abroad.

Following the international standards set by the most prominent law firms, SVMFA was the first Brazilian firm exclusively dedicated to natural resources and infrastructure, focusing on oil, natural gas, energy, mining, water resources, hotel management, construction and operation of ports, platforms, vessels, pipelines, offshore equipment, roads and highways, project finance and financing.

The firm is recognised for its creativity in examining legal issues and for the ethics and quality in providing its services.

For the past ten years, SVMFA and its partners have been consistently top-tier ranked by the most prestigious international research institutes such as Chambers and Partners (Global and Latin America), Latin Lawyer, LACCA, Who’s Who Legal, Euromoney, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

The firm is certainly one of the most prestigious and recommended law firms in Latin America for natural resources and infrastructure matters and projects. Our lawyers have worked in cross-border transactions involving Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Guinea-Bissau, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, the UK and the USA, among others.

The core team is composed of lawyers with a long-standing and well-respected name in the natural resources and infrastructure industries, and some of the partners have worked as in-house counsel for some of the main players of the industry.

 

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

Arbitration and dispute resolution; civil and corporate litigation; compliance; contracts; construction and EPC agreements; corporate; environment and sustainability; intellectual property; labour; M&A and joint ventures; private equity; project and corporate finance; public, administrative and regulatory; and tax.

 

INDUSTRY SECTORS

Natural resources and infrastructure (energy and renewables, O&G, mining, oilfield services, offshore supply and shipbuilding, petrochemicals, pipeline construction and operation, LNG/regas projects, ports and terminals, project

development etc); hotel management; defence; restructuring; reorganisation; and distressed asset acquisitions.

 

INTERNATIONAL WORK

SVMFA is a member of the MC Valois Miranda Alliance with the Portuguese law firm MC&A, providing legal advice to companies in natural resources (particularly oil and gas) and infrastructure. It has a team of 75 lawyers and operations in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Guinea Bissau.

 

LANGUAGES

Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish.

 

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro/RJ

Rua da Assembleia 66
17th floor

20011-000

Tel: +55 21 2114 1700

 

São Paulo/SP

Rua Leopoldo Couto de Magalhães Jr, 1098
cj 03, 1st floor
Torre A, Jd Paulista

04542-001

Tel: +55 11 3294 1100

www.svmfa.com.br

 

Angola/Luanda

Mota Veiga Advogados

Rua Rainha Ginga, 187

Edifício Rainha Ginga
Piso Intermédio

 

Luanda, Angola

Tel: +244 222338358

Mobile: +244 925327648

www.legalmva.com

 

Mozambique/ Maputo

Carlos Freitas Vilanculos Advogados

Avenida Marginal, 4159

Maputo, Mozambique

Tel: +258 21 498 574

Mobile: +258 829 035 529

www.legalcfa.com

 

Portugal/ Lisbon

MC&A

Av. da Liberdade, 262- 4º Esq

Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: +351 21 356 99 30

Mobile: +351 21 356 99 39

vmc@legalmca.com

www.legalmca.com

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