The Oil, Gas & Offshore group is divided in E&P; Offshore and Shipping and has a broad and successful track record assisting different operations and projects in the Oil, Gas & Offshore industry; working in close cooperation with other practices of the Firm.
E&P: focuses on advising clients on matters related to the Agência Nacional do Petróleo – ANP (eg bidding rounds and regulatory/administrative discussions) and capture of oil and gas field concession rights (farm-in/farm-out).
Gas: extensive experience with gas-related projects and their regulation in Brazil, we advise companies on the drafting and negotiation of various gas transportation and supply contracts, and help clients understand the applicable legal framework for gas-to-power projects.
Offshore Team: since 2010, with the strategic alliance with Wikborg Rein, we have built a unique competence in the Brazilian market. We often advise on contractual, regulatory and judicial matters for owners of production units (FPSOs) in the country.
Shipping Team: we assist clients such as ship owners, shipyards, P&I Clubs, shipping companies, port terminals and operators. Extensive experience in emergency situations involving marine incidents.
The Oil, Gas & Offshore practice is recognized among the leading players in the Brazilian legal market by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500 and Leaders League.
What they say about us
"Highly experienced team with a strong track record in the upstream and shipping-offshore markets. Often retained for its knowledge of regulatory and transactional matters. Frequently represents companies in discussions with the state and federal bodies. Also assists clients with farm-in and farm-out transactions, bidding rounds and tax and customs issues."
Chambers Latin America
"Vieira Rezende has a long history and excellent reputation for oil and gas work in its home market of Rio de Janeiro. The department’s well-established reputation and the broad skill set of its lawyers have made it a first port of call for domestic and international clients ranging from shipping companies dealing with accidents, to financiers seeking to recover loans from bankrupt operators."