Vera De Brito de Gyarfas specializes in transactions involving energy projects in Latin America and Africa. A partner in our Projects and Construction practice, Vera represents companies engaged in all kinds of energy projects, handling negotiations of host government agreements as well as commercial agreements among companies in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Vera represents companies in upstream exploration and production, liquefied natural gas and other natural gas projects under all types of host government agreements, including production sharing agreements, concessions/licenses, and operating services agreements. She also advises companies with respect to power projects, generation, transmission and distribution facilities, and advises petrochemical companies in developing specialized plants.
With particular experience in LNG, Vera negotiates and drafts investment agreements for host governments and other parties, analyzes existing regulations and government negotiations, and completes agreements for LNG sales and purchases, gas supply, and terminal usage, among others.
Vera is currently advising Anadarko on the Mozambique LNG project which, given the huge gas reserves found, could transform Mozambique into a major natural gas–producing country in the world. Vera heads the negotiation and drafting of the enabling legislation, investment agreement and ancillary agreements. The initial two-train phase of the project has an estimated value of US$15 billion.
Vera is recognized as a 2016 Women in Energy Honoree by Texas Lawyer, and is ranked in the 2016 Chambers Global for Energy and Natural Resources as an expert in the U.S. for Venezuela. She was also recommended in the 2015 Legal 500 Latin America, and listed as a leading practitioner in the 2015 International Who’s Who of Oil and Gas Lawyers.
- Abogado, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello
- Colegio de Abogados del Distrito Capital, Venezuela
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