Provides constant assistance to companies of the Oil and Gas sectors in regulatory and contractual matters. Offers consultancy to foreign clients incorporating and setting-up businesses in Brazil. Constant legal assistance in corporate reorganizations, project finance, M&A, due diligences and joint ventures. Analysis and drafting of domestic and foreign contractual instruments of commercial and corporate natures, contractual instruments related to drilling, seismic and geophysics, charter and Operating and Management Agreements, Engineering and Procurement Contracts (“EPCs”), Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”), Joint Operating Agreeements (“JOAs”), Joint Venture Agreements (“JVAs”), Share Purchase Agreements (“SPAs”), lifting, among others. Assistance in the acquisition of oil & gas and mining assets as well as assistance in regulatory matters related to the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (“ANP”) and to the National Department of Mineral Production (“DNPM”). Representation of clients in domestic and foreign public and private bids. Drafting of opinions and studies related to corporate law, contracts and regulatory laws.
Author of several articles in the Oil & Gas and mining sectors.
Speaker in foreign events: Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (“AIPN”) and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (“RMMLF”); RMMLF’s Seminar in Cartagena in a panel regarding unitization between countries (cross-border unitizations); and AIPN’s Seminar in Amsterdam regarding Joint Operating Agreements.
Professor of Legislation and Regulation of Oil & Gas Activities of the Extension Course of the Lawyering Superior School of OAB/RJ (Curso de Extensão da Escola Superior da Advocacia – ESA, da OAB/RJ).
Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
Head of the Oil & Gas Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Section in Barra (OAB/RJ – Barra da Tijuca).
Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (“AIPN”) and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (“RMMLF”).
Member of the Oil & Gas and Mining Committees of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) and of the Association of German Lawyers in Brazil (“DAV-Brasilien”).
Member of the Technical Committee of Legal and Legislative Matters of the Brazilian Mining Institute (“IBRAM”).
Recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Energy by Who’s Who Legal and Latin Lawyer. Recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Projects (2010 up to 2012) by Chambers and Partners.
Master of Law (“LL.M.”) in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy with specialization in Mineral Law and Policy and Energy Law and Policy from the University of Denver, USA. Post-Graduated in Oil & Gas from pelo MBP/COPPE of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Law degree from Universidade Candido Mendes.
Portuguese, English, German and Spanish.
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