Fernando Fernandes Xavier

Phone+55 21 2127 4286

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Practice Areas

  • Africa
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Energy
Contact InfoTelephone: +55 21 2127 4286
Fax: +55 21 2127 4211
EducationPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro- PUC-Rio (Bachelor of Law - J.D. equivalent, 2009)
Admitted2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Member, Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro

LanguagesPortuguese; English

Fernando Xavier is an associate in the Rio de Janeiro office of Tauil & Chequer Advogados' Corporate and M&A practice. Fernando focuses his practice on advising domestic and foreign oil and gas companies in Brazil and West Africa. He handles the analysis, review and negotiation of upstream and downstream contracts, including concession contracts, consortium agreements, joint bidding agreements, joint operations agreements, accounting procedures, assignment agreements, confidentiality agreements, vessel charter agreements and services agreements. He also advises oil and gas companies in regulatory issues and those related to the Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels National Agency - ANP.

Fernando also has experience in legal due diligences processes in the analysis of insurance, corporate, contractual and regulatory aspects of energy, real estate, oil and gas and other companies.

Previously Fernando was a law clerk at Tauil & Chequer Advogados associated to Thompson & Knight LLP from 2008-2009; temporary legal assistant at Futura TV Channel in 2008; law clerk at Fundacao Roberto Marinho from 2007-2008; and law clerk at Associacao Brasileira de Defesa do Consumidor - Proteste from 2005 - 2007.

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Fernando Fernandes Xavier

Rua do Carmo, 43-8° Andar Centro
Rio de Janeiro RJ 20011-020

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