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Energy and Oil & Gas

LEAL COTRIM HAS A LONG TRADITION OF STRUCTURING ENERGY AND OIL & GAS PROJECTS AND HAS THE EXPERTISE TO ASSIST ITS CLIENTS IN THIS DYNAMIC MARKET.

In the energy sector, we have represented clients in power generation projects from solar, wind, hydraulic, fossil and nuclear sources, as well as in transmission and distribution segments. Our expertise in several areas of the law that directly relates to projects in this economic sector ― Public Law, Contracts, Corporate and Tax ― qualifies us to provide our clients with legal services on a tailor-made basis in the setting up of joint ventures in order to participate  in energy auctions, in the drafting and negotiation of fuel supply agreements, power purchase agreements, plant construction contracts, operation and maintenance agreements and other long-term services agreements, as well as in their relationship with the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL).

In the Oil & Gas sector, our lawyers are specialists in upstream, midstream and downstream matters. We act in projects concerning the exploration, production and refining of oil and its derivatives, launching of pipelines, gas distribution, transportation and supply, always aiming at offering our clients a combined technical knowledge in several areas of the Law in order to reach creative solutions for all types of transactions common to the industry.

Providing services to shipyards, platform and other vessel operators, services and goods suppliers and gas transporters, we assist in different phases that range from the design, structuring and financing of projects, going through the phases of the negotiation of construction and chartering agreements of platforms and other vessels, pipeline installation services, operation of drill rigs, supply of materials, equipment and services, reaching the phase of purchase and sale, and transportation agreements.

The integration of our Energy and Oil &Gas team with our tax specialists allows us to also actively participate in the tax planning of our clients that operate in this economic sector, this includes aspects regarding the fruition of possible applicable tax benefits, such as those arising from bonded warehouses, drawback, REPETRO and REIDE regimes.