Integrated Services

Regulatory & Legal Services

Although the outlook for the O&G industry in Brazil is very promising, newcomers can face a lot of difficulty in dealing with the extremely complex regulatory framework, including three different E&P regimes, very stringent environmental regulations, an intricate tax system and very burdensome administrative procedures.

With this in mind, we have partnered with the highly experienced team at PPF Advogados to provide our clients with a full solution of regulatory, corporate, tax and environmental legal services, including:

  • Negotiation and structuring of corporate operations and all types of transactions in the O&G sector, such as mergers and acquisitions, farm-ins/farm-outs (including preparation of due diligence), risk analysis and advisory reports.
  • Consulting on upstream, midstream and downstream projects.
  • Drafting of all types of contracts related to the sector, including unitization, sharing agreements, off-take, onshore and offshore drilling, joint operation agreements (JOA), joint bid agreements, fuel and petroleum by-product distribution, financing, construction and transportation agreements, equipment and gas supply.
  • Assistance in the acquisition of assets.
  • Guidance during the entire bidding process.
  • Assistance in the environmental licensing process as well as in obtaining government authorization related to the oil and gas trade, representation at administrative proceedings and public hearings before the Brazilian authorities, including the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP).
  • Advisory and updating on tax, E&P, environmental, offshore, importation and exportation regulation.
  • Complete due diligence in the following areas: regulatory, environmental, tax, labor, commercial, contracts and civil.
  • Advisory and updating on tax, E&P, environmental, offshore, importation and exportation regulation.