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.
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.
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.
Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish.
Rio de Janeiro/RJ
Rua da Assembleia 66
Tel: +55 21 2114 1700
Rua Leopoldo Couto de Magalhães Jr, 1098
cj 03, 1st floor
Torre A, Jd Paulista
Tel: +55 11 3294 1100
Mota Veiga Advogados
Rua Rainha Ginga, 187
Edifício Rainha Ginga
Tel: +244 222338358
Mobile: +244 925327648
Carlos Freitas Vilanculos Advogados
Avenida Marginal, 4159
Tel: +258 21 498 574
Mobile: +258 829 035 529
Av. da Liberdade, 262- 4º Esq
Tel: +351 21 356 99 30
Mobile: +351 21 356 99 39