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Ana Carolina Barretto

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Veirano Advogados

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Infrastructure & Projects, Banking & Finance and Power




Ana Carolina Barretto specializes in the areas of project finance and infrastructure development with significant expertise in the infrastructure and natural resources industries. Ms. Barretto advises clients on some of the most prominent and high-value infrastructure and project finance deals in Brazil.

Ms. Barretto represents sponsors, lenders, EPC contractors and equipment suppliers with their acquisition, development and financing of construction and infrastructure projects.

She is widely recognized by international publications such as Chambers Global and Latin America, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, LatinLawyer 250, Euromoney Expert Guides and Who’s Who: Legal as a leading lawyer for project development and finance, energy and construction law.

Ms. Barretto served as Chair of the Power Law Committee of the International Bar Association from 2014 to 2016.


Portuguese and English.


American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Rio de Janeiro
British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRITCHAM)
German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce of Commerce and Industry (AHK)
International Bar Association (IBA), Chair of the Power Committee Officer
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio de Janeiro


Master in Legal Research (cum laude), University of Oxford, UK, 2005
M.Jur, University of Oxford, UK, 2003
LL.B, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), 2000.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Veirano Advogados' national banking and finance practice benefits from top-level firepower in both its Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo offices. Notably, the former city is the base of department lead Marcelo Mattos, who enjoys a strong profile in the market for his specialist expertise in energy, shipping and mining-related transactions. Among his highlights, Mattos advised Equinox Gold on an $85m financing provided by Sprott Private Resource Lending (Collector) to Equinox Gold's subsidiary Aurizona Goldfields to support the development of its Aurizona Gold mining project. Indeed, project finance generally is a signature group strength. In another example of its prominent reputation in that area, Ana Carolina Barretto, who leads the firm's projects practice in Sao Paulo, paired up with Rio de Janeiro-based corporate finance specialist Pedro Freitas to advise concessionaire Fraport Brasil Aeroporto de Fortaleza on a R$692m financing granted by Banco do Nordeste do Brasil to fund the expansion and maintenance of Fortaleza International Airport. Outside the projects space, Sao Paulo's Daniela Anversa advised Sky Serviços de Banda Larga, as borrower, on the local aspects of its $1bn syndicated loan involving 16 banks, including Citibank and JP Morgan. Other names to note in Rio de Janeiro include Otåvio Carneiro and Elisa Rezende, while Lior Pinsky is also a key contact in Sao Paulo. Rogério Campos recently made partner in Rio de Janeiro.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Veirano Advogados handled numerous infrastructure, energy and aerospace projects in 2018. A highlight was assisting Fraport with the financing granted by Banco do Nordeste for the expansion and maintenance of the Fortaleza airport. The group also continued advising Move SP on the performance of the concession contract for the construction of São Paulo's sixth underground line. Ana Carolina Barretto and Pedro Freitas are recommended. In September 2019 the firm moved to deepen its bench-strength with the hires of Daniel Engel and João Paulo Severa from Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources


Within: Electricity

The ‘client-oriented’ group at Veirano Advogados scores highly for its ‘deep experience in the sector’, which sources say ‘provides extra security on legal opinions’. The practice spans the full life-cycle of power work, demonstrates expertise in generation, transmission, distribution and commercialisation, and is routinely engaged by multinational names such as State Grid Corporation of China and Engie. Tiago Figueiró is noted for his ‘strong industry knowledge and problem-solving approach’; he acted alongside Ana Carolina Barretto to advise Shanghai Electric Group Company in, ultimately terminated, negotiations with Eletrosul Centrais ElĂ©tricas for the acquisition, financing, development and operation of a transmission line project.

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