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Oil and Gas

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  • Mattos Filho sets the benchmark for high-quality legal work in the oil and gas industry, serving clients involved in oil exploration, production, distribution, transportation of natural gas and related services.  The firm also provides services to private equity firms and commercial banks in transactions, regulatory and technical matters typical to the industry.

    Our services

    •  Assistance for clients in acquiring stockholdings in oil and gas sector companies, including preparation of due diligence reports and stock purchase and stockholder's agreements;

    •  Incorporation and registration of new businesses in Brazil with Brazilian authorities, including the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels – ANP;

    •  Legal assistance with respect to all segments of the petroleum sector, including exploration, development, exploitation, refining, distribution, marketing, as well as importing and exporting of crude oil, natural gas, LNG, and byproducts including lubricants;

  • • Preparation and negotiation of agreements typical to the sector, including joint operation agreement, unitization, farm-out, off-take, onshore and offshore drilling, fuel and petroleum byproduct distribution agreements, construction agreements, equipment supply, gas supply and transportation agreements;

    • Assistance with IPOs, including due diligence reports, offerings and registrations with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM);

    • Assistance with project financing transactions for construction of platforms, refineries, power plants, oil pipelines, lubricant plants and other major construction projects in the sector;

    • Assistance in all stages of public bids for concessions and production sharing agreements for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Brazil;

    • Monitoring amendments to Brazil's regulatory framework governing oil and gas exploration and exploitation, especially concerning pre-salt layer gas production;

    • Administrative proceedings with the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

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