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Oil & Gas

From drilling to petrochemicals, from financing to construction, the oil & gas value chain involves an ever-growing number of aspects which require deep knowledge of the sector in order to come up with the most sophisticated strategies regarding the particularities of each case.

The recent and positive changes in oil & gas policies and regulations demonstrate that the industry is likely to attract more investments in the next years, alongside with new players and projects.

Cescon Barrieu’s Oil and Gas team has extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the entire production chain of the sector and in-depth expertise in dealing with its main players. We have advised oil and gas companies, services providers, financial institutions and sponsors in groundbreaking structured financings, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, capital markets transactions and commercial negotiations in all oil and gas industry segments.

Our Oil and Gas team works closely with other practice areas to provide the highest level advice with the full breadth of our experience. We build on the expertise of areas such as project finance, corporate, tax and customs, disputes resolution, labor, environmental, infrastructure regulation and capital markets to provide regulatory and negotiation advice to Oil and Gas clients in all their matters.

We are at the vanguard of financing structures in the Oil and Gas sector. We advised in multiple “first of” financings that were landmarks in Brazil, in various oil and gas activities – oil production, drilling vessels, FPSOs, gas transportation and distribution pipelines, securitization of royalties. Deals in the sector in which we advised received more than 15 “Deal of the Year” awards.

Our M&A practice in the Oil and Gas sector is sought after whenever a transaction is strategic and the stakes are high. Be it a farm-in/out, a joint venture or a corporate transaction, we bring sophisticated advice to the most complex and challenging transactions. In capital markets transactions, our Oil and Gas expertise is critical to achieve challenging deadlines and face industry specific issues.

"High level of technical expertise in oil and gas regulations in Brazil"
(Market commentator – Chambers and Partners 2019)