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Biography

His practice involves the representation of IOCs, NOCs, private equities, financial institutions and suppliers in O&G, M&A, private placements, offshore supply, pipeline construction, LNG projects, infrastructure and tax-related matters. He represents international and domestic clients in international tenders promoted by the Petroleum Agency and Petrobras for the divestment of onshore and offshore blocks, and also in complex bidding procedures for the charter of FPSOs, FSRUs and FSOs. Nominated as a leading lawyer (Band 1) in energy and natural resources by Chambers Global and Latin America 2006–2010, 2011 (spotlight table) and 2012–2018 editions. He is top ranked in the 2007–2017 Experts’ Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers by Euromoney, and recognised as The Best of the Best in Latin America in 2012–2017 by the same institution. Recommended in oil and gas and projects and infrastructure by the international publication The Legal 500. Also quoted by Best Lawyers in 2009/2014–2018 (Lawyer of the Year for his work in Natural Resources in 2018); by The International Who’s Who Legal – Energy 2009–2017 editions (Most Highly Regarded Individuals – 2016 and Thought Leader – energy 2018) and by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) in the 2014–2018 editions. Brazilian Anuário Análise Advocacia has recognised him as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil. He was nominated by the Brazilian edition of the GQ Magazine in 2014 as one of the most influential lawyers in the country. Master’s degree in international law by the University of São Paulo. Master’s in business in petroleum from the Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro. Postgraduate diploma in international law from the Université Robert Schuman, France.

 Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. 

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Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel Advogados

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