Partner Profile

Danielle Valois

Trench Rossi Watanabe


LL 250


Danielle Valois is the head of the Brazilian oil and gas practice of Trench Rossi e Watanabe. For the past two decades, she has focused on high-end transactional work, international disputes involving oil and gas development projects and compliance matters involving energy companies. She has been remarkably active in the upstream sector in particular. Her transactional experience includes acquisitions and divestitures (both negotiated and auction sales), joint ventures, alliance agreements, finance and structuring and implementation of development projects. On the dispute side, she has been acting as co-counsel in leading arbitration cases of the Brazilian E&P and shipbuilding industries, including ICC and UNCITRAL procedures. On the compliance side, Mrs Valois has acted in complex internal investigations, elaboration of risk management policies, structuring and implementation of compliance programmes for oil and gas companies.

Mrs. Valois was recognised by Chambers and Partners as "an icon in the oil and gas market" and a leading practitioner in the Brazilian Oil and Gas area by different specialist publications. She serves as the Leading Young Negotiator Representative for the LA Chapter of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); she is also a founding member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee. Mrs Valois is the LATAM representative of Baker & McKenzie Global Innovation Committee and a member of the Entrepreneurship Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association.

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