Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel was founded in 2007 by partners of the most traditional Brazilian firms, with sound academic and professional experience in natural resources and infrastructure projects in Brazil and abroad.
Following the international standard of the most important law firms, 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 operation of ports, platforms, vessels, pipelines, offshore equipment, roads and highways, project finance and financing.
The firm is recognized for its creativity in examining legal issues and for the ethics and quality in providing its services. It is a member of the ‘MC Valois Miranda Alliance’ created with the Portuguese law firm MC&A to provide legal advice to companies in natural resources and infrastructure, with a team of 75 lawyers and operations in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and Guinea Bissau.
The firm is certainly one of the most prestigious and recommended law firms in Latin America concerning natural resources and infrastructure matters and projects. Its lawyers have worked in cross-border transactions involving Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Guinea-Bissau, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, UK, USA, among others.