Last Updated: 09 August 2019
is a full-service law firm, offering clients in-depth local knowledge combined with global reach. Founded in 1992, the firm has grown rapidly and today has approximately 160 lawyers in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília. In December 2009, Tauil & Chequer entered into a combination agreement with ... Mayer Brown and became “Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown (TCMB)”. The firms co-operate to provide clients with a unique combination of local strength and global reach. T&C has a team of highly specialised lawyers in several areas of business law in Brazil, working on simple, and routine operations through to the most complex and sophisticated. The firm offers clients the full range of legal services and has a particularly strong and long-standing presence in the energy, oil and gas and infrastructure industries. It offers a full-service practice and legal advice to domestic and international clients, financial institutions and government agencies.
(SVMFA) was the first Brazilian firm exclusively dedicated to natural resources and infrastructure, focusing on oil, natural gas, energy, mining, water resources, hotel management, construction and the operation of ports, platforms, vessels, pipelines, offshore equipment, roads and highways, project ... finance and financing. The firm has participated in the development of upstream, midstream and downstream projects in Brazil, assisting domestic and foreign suppliers in their negotiations with PETROBRAS and other operators. Formed by partners with an extensive background in natural resources, particularly in oil and gas, the firm provides legal services to a significant number of domestic and international companies. The firm has been involved in several farm-in and farm-out transactions, concerning onshore, offshore, exploratory, development and producing fields in the Brazilian upstream sector. Another area of great exposure is downstream oil production matters. Lately, SVMFA has given legal advice in respect of LNG importation and regasification, as well as natural gas distribution.