Mr Marcello Lobo > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ 22261-005
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Work Department

Oil and Gas, Energy and M&A.




Marcello Portes da Silveira Lobo has over 20 years of experience in advising banks, investors and debtors in finance, partnering, purchase and sale of companies engaging in infrastructure projects, mainly in the oil & gas and energy areas where a multidisciplinary approach and a deep understanding of regulatory complexities are critical. Marcello also acts on regulatory issues, including tariff review and disputes involving commercial contracts and industry legislation.

Partner since January 2014, joined Pinheiro Neto Advogados as a trainee in 1998 and became an associate in 2000 when graduated. He was an international associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York (2004–2005).


Portuguese, English and French.


Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK-Rio): International associate.


He holds an LLB from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)- 2000 and an MBA in Energy Business from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) – 2014. 

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Transport and shipping

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has expertise in shipping and aviation law. Ricardo Coelho and Marcello Lobo regularly advise on maritime and shipping contracts and ship financings, while Luis Claudio Furtado Faria oversees the litigation and regulatory side. Adolpho Julio de Carvalho is the main contact for aviation finance.

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons

Pinheiro Neto Advogados represents Brazilian and international players in high-end transactions involving oil and gas assets. The team is also instructed by commercial banks in regulatory-driven transactional work, as well as service providers and equipment suppliers. Regulatory issues concerning exploration, development, production, refining, distribution, trading and imports and exports of oil are other areas of expertise for the department. Marcelo Viveiros de Moura focuses on M&A transactions in the oil and gas sector and regulatory matters, while Marcello Lobo‘s specialisms further include joint ventures and financing issues.