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Mattos Filho
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ , CEP 22210-901

Work Department

Contracts and Project Development/Eletric Power/Infrastructure and Energy/Mining/Oil and Gas/Project Finance/Piblic Law




Giovani focuses his practice on energy, oil & gas, and in particular, on merger and acquisition transactions, financing and regulatory issues involving these industries. He previously worked at the Houston office of Fulbright and Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). Licensed to practice law in Brazil, England and New York, Giovani is a founding partner of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies (IBDE) and a former chairman of the Oil & Gas Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).


Portuguese, English and Spanish


Diretor and founding partner of IBDE and Former chairman of the Oil & Gas Law Committee of the IBA.


  • Bachelor of Laws – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
  • Master of Laws in Public Law – Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Stanford Law School, USA
  • Doctoral Degree in Energy Analysis and Planning – Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons

(Leading individuals)

Giovani LossMattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Standing out for its experience in transactional and regulatory matters, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has extensive oil and gas expertise, encompassing the gamut of sector-related matters (such as financings and stock and asset purchases), project agreements and contentious issues. In addition to its strong relationships with major exploration and production companies in Brazil, the team is also a popular choice among banks, private equity firms and natural gas distributors, which often seek assistance in acquisitions, lending transactions, commercial agreements, class actions and arbitration. With in-depth knowledge of oil and gas regulations, Giovani Loss steers the Rio de Janeiro-based team on a range of transactions, chiefly M&A. This is also a notable area of practice for Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres, who also brings a wealth of experience in contractual and regulatory issues. Other key individuals include Danielle Ludwig, who has a strong background in the oil and gas sector, and Bruno Chedid, whose track record features M&A, pipeline transportation matters and contract negotiation.