Nilton Mattos > Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ , CEP 22210-901

Work Department

Infrastructure and Energy/Oil and Gas/Shipping and Ports




Nilton focuses his practice in offshore mandates (being shipping, ports or oil & gas related). He is particularly experienced in transactions (share or assets), regulatory and contractual work. Capable of advising both on private and public law and has relevant experience in dispute resolution (especially international arbitrations). Since early days in his career, Nilton has been involved in E&P and in offshore supply matters, having a substantial experience in dry shipping mandates. Nilton was seconded to the London office of Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer and to the Rio de Janeiro offices of BP, Petrobras, and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).


Portuguese, English and Spanish


Member of the Brazilian Maritime Law Association (ABDM)
Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).


Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Master of Laws (LL.M.), King’s College London (KCL), London – United Kingdom

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Transport and shipping

(Next Generation Partners: Transport and shipping: Shipping)

Nilton MattosMattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados offers strong aviation and shipping expertise. The aviation side is handled by well-regarded partner Adriana Simões out of the firm’s São Paulo office. This includes a mix of leasing, financing and regulatory work, as well as advice on airport concession agreements. The shipping side is led out of Rio de Janeiro by the highly rated Nilton Mattos, who is especially strong in dry shipping matters, including charterparty agreements and offshore supply contracts.

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons

Fielding one of the biggest integrated teams focused on the energy and natural resources industry, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados advises domestic and international clients on the gamut of matters pertaining to hydrocarbons. Covering regulatory issues and transactional work, the practice is retained by leading exploration and production (E&P) companies, natural gas distributors, service providers, private equity houses and banks. With particular strength in the acquisition of E&P assets, typical mandates also include assisting with stock purchases, acquisition and project financing, project development and litigation. Giovani Loss stands out for his strong track record in M&A transactions and regulatory issues involving the oil and gas industry. Felipe Feres is qualified to practice in Brazil and New York, Danielle Ludwig devotes her time to oil and gas matters, while Bruno Chedid is active in M&A, contractual issues and financing. Nilton Mattos is also recommended.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is equipped to assist clients throughout all phases of a project, and showcases an indisputable position in the market. The practice possesses strength in sophisticated project finance transactions, providing advice to leading Brazilian and international banks and sponsors. Other areas of activity include assisting with PPPs, project development and construction issues, as well as M&A and capital markets transactions pertaining to the infrastructure sector. The department often plays a key role in advancing new regulations and policies in relation to projects in the power, oil and gas, roads, ports, railways and healthcare sectors. M&A transactions and regulatory issues are among Giovani Loss‘s specialisms. Pablo Sorj focuses on infrastructure transactions, as well as project finance and development, which are also areas of focus for Thiago Fernandes Moreira. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of André Luiz Freire from Demarest Advogados, who excels in PPPs, public bids and administrative law. In other team developments, Bernardo Môcho and Nilton Mattos were promoted to partner in 2019, Alexandre Arlota made partner in July 2020, and Brasília-based mining expert Adriano Drummond Trindade joined in December 2020.