Roberto Carneiro

Partner +55 21 2272 5053 Practices | Associations | Recognitions | Education | Languages


Practices law for more than 30 years, in the country and abroad, period in which built a solid career as a legal professional, developing, as a result, a broad perspective as to the structuring and implementation of deals. Assistance to clients in the oil & gas and mining sectors, rendering legal services also in matters related to corporate law and business activity. In relation with the oil & gas sector, assistance in farm-ins and farm-out (purchase and sale of equity in concession contracts), coordination of due diligence procedures in preparation the reto and service contracts to onshore and offshore activities. In the mining sector, assistance in the drafting negotiation and review of option and joint venture agreements and in the conduction of due diligences. In both sectors, rendering of legal assistance in regulatory matters before the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (“ANP”) and the National Department of Mineral Production (“DNPM”).

Author of several articles related to the oil and gas and mining sectors.

Speaker in international events: Legal Doing Business in Brasil (Exposição Internacional de Mineração | Exposibram); Oil & Gas Industry: Legal Overview (Market Development Seminar in the| Metropolitan Conference Center Calgary); Oil and Gas Activity in Brazil: Legal Regime and Concessions (4th Annual Oil and Gas in Brazil Conference); Major Legal Issues in the Brazilian Gas Business (Institute of the Americas); Brazil-Canada Seminar and Workshop on Health, Safety and Environment (Relevant Aspects of the Brazilian Environmental Law as it Relates to Offshore Oil Industry Emissions”); A Legal Analysis of the Brazilian Electricity System (Ontario Investments Services Office); Seminário Petróleo e Desenvolvimento Econômico do Espírito Santo (State Assembly of Espírito Santo); and Foreign Companies – The Legal Scenario (IABA’s XXXIII Conference, Committee I Public and Private International Law).


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro.


Cited by Chambers and Partners in Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas in the years of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; Chambers Latin America; The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers in the years of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; and Expert Guides World’s Leading Lawyers in Energy and Natural Resources.


Graduated in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.


Portuguese, English and French.

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