Mr. Ferreira’s legal practice extends across a broad range of transactions representing buyers, sellers, financial lenders, equity investors, project sponsors, oil & gas companies, and service providers in energy and marine projects. Mr. Ferreira has extensive experience reviewing, negotiating and drafting in fluent Spanish and Portuguese for numerous transactions in Africa and Latin America as well as reviewing and drafting on legal issues in French for transactions in Francophone Africa. Mr. Ferreira works with project management teams and multi-disciplinary technical delivery teams, advising on project execution strategies to ensure bankability, and negotiates contracts with an eye not only to the legal and commercial risks, but with sensitivity for the technical and interface risks between the component systems of complex energy projects. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Ferreira served as Deputy General Counsel of a pure-play international upstream E&P company, where over the course of four years he oversaw legal and contractual support for hydrocarbon exploration & appraisal activities for a portfolio of assets in seven countries on three continents. In that role he routinely negotiated and advised on hydrocarbon granting instruments with government authorities (concessions and production sharing agreements), operating agreements, farm-outs, drilling contracts and master services agreements. Previously, Mr. Ferreira was integrated within a project management team of an international oil company for a West African oil field discovery in 1,400m +/- water depth, providing legal advice in the strategic planning for the design and delivery of a production system based around a high-capacity FPSO concept linked to multiple subsea drill centers through a system of umbilicals, risers and flow lines. Separately, while employed at the same company, Mr. Ferreira also negotiated farm-outs and M&A transactions involving assets in Latin America and Africa, and advised on contract and legal compliance for assets at various stages of the project life-cycle in the Gulf of Mexico, South America and Africa. Mr. Ferreira practiced law previously as an associate at two international law firms based in Houston where he was involved in numerous transactions involving the financing and development of offshore maritime vessel-based projects, LNG terminals and renewable energy projects as well as domestic onshore upstream and midstream energy M&A.
Offshore Upstream Oil & Gas
Onshore Upstream Oil & Gas
Midstream Oil & Gas (including LNG)
Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
Project Finance and Energy Finance