Marina Anselmo Schneider > Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001

Work Department

Infrastructure and Energy/ Finance/ Project Finance




Marina’s practice focuses on domestic and international capital markets transactions, finance, and structured finance. She has represented virtually every major bank activity in Brazil’s capital and financial markets. Her experience includes project finance transactions in the context of bank and capital markets financings, representing financial institutions, development agencies and sponsors in a wide range of infrastructure-related projects.



Portuguese and English


Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
Specialization in Corporate Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of London, CP3P

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a multi-faceted restructuring and insolvency team, which benefits from the expertise of lawyers from its banking, corporate and litigation departments. The team primarily represents creditors and investors, though it also assists debtors on non-judicial restructurings. Much of its work is complex in nature, including high-value DIP financings and distressed asset purchases, typically with a significant cross-border element. The firm has invested in the litigation side, where Alex Hatanaka is one of the lead partners, with several senior associate recruits in the past year. Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero and Flavio Mifano typically handle matters on the corporate side, while banking and capital markets specialists Marina Anselmo Schneider, Frederico Kerr Bullamah and Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca regularly lead on major debt restructurings.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

Despite a very challenging year for infrastructure projects in Brazil, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados continued to consolidate its leading position in the projects and infrastructure market. With great industry coverage, the sizeable team has a stellar track record in project finance matters, and excels in project development work pertaining to the energy sector (across power, oil and gas, and mining). On the financing front, it has significant experience in handling transactions that involve Brazilian development banks and a wide range of sectors, including airports, water and sewage. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Pablo Sorj is a renowned practitioner in the field of project finance, having advised numerous sponsors and lenders in matters across the energy, ports, roads and mining sectors. Other names to note for financing work include Marina Anselmo Schneider and Bernardo Môcho in São Paulo. Thiago Fernandes Moreira, who is based in Rio, is singled out for his experience in project development and knowledge of construction and infrastructure contracts. The recently promoted Alexandre Arlota is also noted for the development of greenfield and brownfield projects and infrastructure-related transactions; he is based in São Paulo.

Brazil > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Marina Anselmo SchneiderMattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados‘ market-leading capital markets team maintains a balanced practice, with top-quality expertise in both debt and equity issues. The firm has strong relationships with the market’s major banks and investors, including key investment funds, and the firm’s corporate team also ensures a regular flow of issuer mandates. Its transactional work, which includes domestic and cross-border listings, is complemented by strong support in securities regulation. Key partners on the debt side include Frederico Kerr Bullamah, Flavia Magliozzi, Marina Anselmo Schneider and Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca, who have established an excellent track record on banking and structured products. Vanessa Fiusa and Jean Marcel Arakawa are especially strong on the equity side.

Brazil > Banking and finance

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a multi-faceted team offering strong expertise in corporate finance, regulatory matters, and emerging markets such as fintech and payments. The firm has strong relationships with most of the domestic and international banks, and on the transactional front is especially strong in project and acquisition finance, debt capital markets, structured debt and export finance. Among the partners, Frederico Kerr Bullamah has a strong track record in cross-border financings and is highlighted as ‘very skilled in negotiations and in solving complex situations‘. Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca regularly advises on securitisations and other forms of structured finance; debt capital markets and project finance are core areas for Marina Anselmo Schneider; while in Rio de Janeiro, Pablo Sorj is active in energy and infrastructure related financings. Since publication, Pedro Eroles left the firm, effective August 2022.