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Partner of Demarest's Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Corporate and Restructuring of Companies areas, João Luis Ribeiro de Almeida has Master's degree in Corporate Law from New York University and is Bachelor of Law from University of São Paulo - USP. Based in Rio de Janeiro, he has broad experience in the transactional area, representing large companies, especially in the energy sector. He worked as foreign associate at Sidley Austin law office in New York and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association.

Experience

- Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in (i) a consortium with ExxonMobil in the 5th Pre-Salt Round of Bidding in which they purchased the "Titan" block located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of R$ 3.1 billion; and (ii) a consortium with Shell and CNOOC in the 3rd Pre-Salt Round of Bidding, in which they purchased the block "Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste" located in the Santos Basin, totaling R$ 350 million.

- Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in consortiums with ExxonMobil and Petrobras in the acquisition of 4 blocks located in the Campos and Santos Basins in the 15th National Petroleum Agency auction for Concession Contracts, in the total amount of R$ 3.4 billion.

- Advised Ecogen (an affiliate of Mitsui) in the acquisition of Light Esco, a subsidiary of Light S.A. for R$ 43 million.

- Advised Steag Energy Services in the acquisition of the Brazilian O & M division of Enex (Statkraft Group).

- Advised Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) in the club deal finance of US$ 350 million and in the exchange offer in the amount of US$ 450 million.

Academic Qualifications

- Post-graduation in Law and Oil Business by the Brazilian Institute of Oil (IBP), in partnership with the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

- Academic Extension of International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations by Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Colorado, United States (2011)

- Master degree in Corporate Law from New York University, New York, United States (2008)

- Post-graduation in Tax Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil (2003)

- Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Associations

- Member of New York State Bar Association

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Oil and Gas areas, João Luis Ribeiro de Almeida holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law from New York University, a post-graduate degree in Oil Law and Business from IBP in partnership with UERJ and in Tax Law from FGV. He also holds a degree in International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (USA). He has a strong presence in the transactional area, representing large companies, especially in the energy sector. João also has international experience as a foreign associate at Sidley Austin’s New York office and approved by the New York State Bar.

Advised Duna Energia (independent oil company) in the reserve-based lending with Banco BTG Pactual and the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure of the Ponta do Mel and Redonda Fields from Petrobras.

Advised the oil company Petrom (a company form the energy group Ecom): (i) in the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure representing 50% of Rabo Branco Field form Petrogal (joint venture of Galp and Sinopec) and (ii) in the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure representing 50% of Rabo Branco Field form Petrobras.

Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in (i) a consortium with ExxonMobil in the 5th Pre-Salt Bid Round in which they purchased the “Titan” block located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of BRL 3.1 billion; and (ii) a consortium with Shell and CNOOC in the 3rd Pre-Salt Bid Round, in which they purchased the block “Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste” located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of BRL 350 million; and (iii) consortia with ExxonMobil and Petrobras, in the acquisition of 4 blocks located in the Campos and Santos Basins in the 15th National Petroleum Agency auction for Concession Contracts, in the total amount of BRL 3.4 billion.

Advised Ecogen (an affiliate of Mitsui) in the acquisition of Light Esco, a subsidiary of Light S.A.

Advised the seismic company Petroleum Geo-Services – PGS: (i) in the club deal finance of USD 350 million and in the exchange offer in the amount of USD 450 million and (ii) in the debt and securities international restructuring in the total amount of USD 696 million (the transaction was coordinated by Barclays Bank PLC and DNB Bank ASA).

Post-graduate course lato sensu in Law and the Oil Business from the Brazilian Institute of Oil (IBP), in partnership with the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

Extension course in International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Colorado, United States (2011)

Master’s degree in Corporate Law from New York University, New York, United States (2008)

Post-graduate course in Tax Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil (2003)

Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Admitted to the New York State Bar Association

Member of the Oil and Gas Committee of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Bar Association

Author, “Comments on the Production Sharing Contract”, Oil and Gas Committee of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Bar Association, 2018.

Author, “Challenges to Set Up Security in the Brazilian Oil & Gas Market” presented at the “International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, Development and Investment Institute”, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2015.

Author, “Private to Private Onshore Oil and Gas Transactions in Brazil” presented at the “International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, Development and Investment Institute”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011.

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Partner of Demarest's Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Corporate and Restructuring of Companies areas, João Luis Ribeiro de Almeida has Master's degree in Corporate Law from New York University and is Bachelor of Law from University of São Paulo - USP. Based in Rio de Janeiro, he has broad experience in the transactional area, representing large companies, especially in the energy sector. He worked as foreign associate at Sidley Austin law office in New York and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association.

Experience

- Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in (i) a consortium with ExxonMobil in the 5th Pre-Salt Round of Bidding in which they purchased the "Titan" block located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of R$ 3.1 billion; and (ii) a consortium with Shell and CNOOC in the 3rd Pre-Salt Round of Bidding, in which they purchased the block "Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste" located in the Santos Basin, totaling R$ 350 million.

- Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in consortiums with ExxonMobil and Petrobras in the acquisition of 4 blocks located in the Campos and Santos Basins in the 15th National Petroleum Agency auction for Concession Contracts, in the total amount of R$ 3.4 billion.

- Advised Ecogen (an affiliate of Mitsui) in the acquisition of Light Esco, a subsidiary of Light S.A. for R$ 43 million.

- Advised Steag Energy Services in the acquisition of the Brazilian O & M division of Enex (Statkraft Group).

- Advised Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) in the club deal finance of US$ 350 million and in the exchange offer in the amount of US$ 450 million.

Academic Qualifications

- Post-graduation in Law and Oil Business by the Brazilian Institute of Oil (IBP), in partnership with the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

- Academic Extension of International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations by Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Colorado, United States (2011)

- Master degree in Corporate Law from New York University, New York, United States (2008)

- Post-graduation in Tax Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil (2003)

- Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Associations

- Member of New York State Bar Association

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Oil and Gas areas, João Luis Ribeiro de Almeida holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law from New York University, a post-graduate degree in Oil Law and Business from IBP in partnership with UERJ and in Tax Law from FGV. He also holds a degree in International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (USA). He has a strong presence in the transactional area, representing large companies, especially in the energy sector. João also has international experience as a foreign associate at Sidley Austin’s New York office and approved by the New York State Bar.

Advised Duna Energia (independent oil company) in the reserve-based lending with Banco BTG Pactual and the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure of the Ponta do Mel and Redonda Fields from Petrobras.

Advised the oil company Petrom (a company form the energy group Ecom): (i) in the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure representing 50% of Rabo Branco Field form Petrogal (joint venture of Galp and Sinopec) and (ii) in the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure representing 50% of Rabo Branco Field form Petrobras.

Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in (i) a consortium with ExxonMobil in the 5th Pre-Salt Bid Round in which they purchased the “Titan” block located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of BRL 3.1 billion; and (ii) a consortium with Shell and CNOOC in the 3rd Pre-Salt Bid Round, in which they purchased the block “Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste” located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of BRL 350 million; and (iii) consortia with ExxonMobil and Petrobras, in the acquisition of 4 blocks located in the Campos and Santos Basins in the 15th National Petroleum Agency auction for Concession Contracts, in the total amount of BRL 3.4 billion.

Advised Ecogen (an affiliate of Mitsui) in the acquisition of Light Esco, a subsidiary of Light S.A.

Advised the seismic company Petroleum Geo-Services – PGS: (i) in the club deal finance of USD 350 million and in the exchange offer in the amount of USD 450 million and (ii) in the debt and securities international restructuring in the total amount of USD 696 million (the transaction was coordinated by Barclays Bank PLC and DNB Bank ASA).

Post-graduate course lato sensu in Law and the Oil Business from the Brazilian Institute of Oil (IBP), in partnership with the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

Extension course in International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Colorado, United States (2011)

Master’s degree in Corporate Law from New York University, New York, United States (2008)

Post-graduate course in Tax Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil (2003)

Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Admitted to the New York State Bar Association

Member of the Oil and Gas Committee of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Bar Association

Author, “Comments on the Production Sharing Contract”, Oil and Gas Committee of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Bar Association, 2018.

Author, “Challenges to Set Up Security in the Brazilian Oil & Gas Market” presented at the “International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, Development and Investment Institute”, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2015.

Author, “Private to Private Onshore Oil and Gas Transactions in Brazil” presented at the “International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, Development and Investment Institute”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011.

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Partner of Demarest's Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Corporate and Restructuring of Companies areas, João Luis Ribeiro de Almeida has Master's degree in Corporate Law from New York University and is Bachelor of Law from University of São Paulo - USP. Based in Rio de Janeiro, he has broad experience in the transactional area, representing large companies, especially in the energy sector. He worked as foreign associate at Sidley Austin law office in New York and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association.

Experience

- Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in (i) a consortium with ExxonMobil in the 5th Pre-Salt Round of Bidding in which they purchased the "Titan" block located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of R$ 3.1 billion; and (ii) a consortium with Shell and CNOOC in the 3rd Pre-Salt Round of Bidding, in which they purchased the block "Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste" located in the Santos Basin, totaling R$ 350 million.

- Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in consortiums with ExxonMobil and Petrobras in the acquisition of 4 blocks located in the Campos and Santos Basins in the 15th National Petroleum Agency auction for Concession Contracts, in the total amount of R$ 3.4 billion.

- Advised Ecogen (an affiliate of Mitsui) in the acquisition of Light Esco, a subsidiary of Light S.A. for R$ 43 million.

- Advised Steag Energy Services in the acquisition of the Brazilian O & M division of Enex (Statkraft Group).

- Advised Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) in the club deal finance of US$ 350 million and in the exchange offer in the amount of US$ 450 million.

Academic Qualifications

- Post-graduation in Law and Oil Business by the Brazilian Institute of Oil (IBP), in partnership with the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

- Academic Extension of International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations by Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Colorado, United States (2011)

- Master degree in Corporate Law from New York University, New York, United States (2008)

- Post-graduation in Tax Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil (2003)

- Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Associations

- Member of New York State Bar Association

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Oil and Gas areas, João Luis Ribeiro de Almeida holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law from New York University, a post-graduate degree in Oil Law and Business from IBP in partnership with UERJ and in Tax Law from FGV. He also holds a degree in International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (USA). He has a strong presence in the transactional area, representing large companies, especially in the energy sector. João also has international experience as a foreign associate at Sidley Austin’s New York office and approved by the New York State Bar.

Advised Duna Energia (independent oil company) in the reserve-based lending with Banco BTG Pactual and the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure of the Ponta do Mel and Redonda Fields from Petrobras.

Advised the oil company Petrom (a company form the energy group Ecom): (i) in the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure representing 50% of Rabo Branco Field form Petrogal (joint venture of Galp and Sinopec) and (ii) in the acquisition of the rights and infrastructure representing 50% of Rabo Branco Field form Petrobras.

Advised QPI Brasil (affiliate of Qatar Petroleum) in (i) a consortium with ExxonMobil in the 5th Pre-Salt Bid Round in which they purchased the “Titan” block located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of BRL 3.1 billion; and (ii) a consortium with Shell and CNOOC in the 3rd Pre-Salt Bid Round, in which they purchased the block “Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste” located in the Santos Basin, in the total amount of BRL 350 million; and (iii) consortia with ExxonMobil and Petrobras, in the acquisition of 4 blocks located in the Campos and Santos Basins in the 15th National Petroleum Agency auction for Concession Contracts, in the total amount of BRL 3.4 billion.

Advised Ecogen (an affiliate of Mitsui) in the acquisition of Light Esco, a subsidiary of Light S.A.

Advised the seismic company Petroleum Geo-Services – PGS: (i) in the club deal finance of USD 350 million and in the exchange offer in the amount of USD 450 million and (ii) in the debt and securities international restructuring in the total amount of USD 696 million (the transaction was coordinated by Barclays Bank PLC and DNB Bank ASA).

Post-graduate course lato sensu in Law and the Oil Business from the Brazilian Institute of Oil (IBP), in partnership with the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

Extension course in International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Colorado, United States (2011)

Master’s degree in Corporate Law from New York University, New York, United States (2008)

Post-graduate course in Tax Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), São Paulo, Brazil (2003)

Bachelor of Laws from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Admitted to the New York State Bar Association

Member of the Oil and Gas Committee of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Bar Association

Author, “Comments on the Production Sharing Contract”, Oil and Gas Committee of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Bar Association, 2018.

Author, “Challenges to Set Up Security in the Brazilian Oil & Gas Market” presented at the “International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, Development and Investment Institute”, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2015.

Author, “Private to Private Onshore Oil and Gas Transactions in Brazil” presented at the “International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, Development and Investment Institute”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011.

Portuguese, English and Spanish