Ms Ana Carolina Barretto > Veirano Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
SP 04538-133

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Ana Carolina BarrettoVeirano Advogados

The multidisciplinary team at Veirano Advogados is seen with great regulatory acting for commercial and development banks, multilateral agencies, as well as companies from the transport and energy sectors engaged in project financing and development matters. The group is noted for its experience in construction issues and its comprehensive knowledge of the oil and gas, renewable energy and transport infrastructure sectors. Leading the nationwide team out of São Paulo, Ana Carolina Barretto is active in project development, financing transactions, construction and energy law. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Marcos Ludwig is well versed in concessions, public tenders and PPPs. Also in Rio, Elisa Rezende is often engaged in infrastructure financing deals.

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

Veirano Advogados is skilled at assisting across the gamut of matters pertaining to the power sector, and showcases particular strength in M&A transactions, project finance and development. With in-depth knowledge of regulatory issues across the transmission, generation, distribution and commercialisation of power, the team stands out for its renewables experience, with expertise in wind, hydro and solar projects and assets. Tiago Figueiró specialises in M&A, but is also active in project development and litigation involving power regulations. He leads the practice with project finance specialist Ana Carolina Barretto and Daniel Engel, the latter of whom routinely assists foreign and domestic clients in renewable generation projects.

Brazil > Banking and finance

Veirano Advogados has a versatile banking and finance practice, which is as comfortable in acquisition, project and corporate financings as it is in specialised areas such as asset finance. Rio de Janeiro-based practice head Marcelo Mattos has a strong pedigree for cross-border loans to key industries such as oil and gas, shipping and mining. This feeds into the team’s workload, which often includes providing advice to major domestic and international lenders. Other key partners include Ana Carolina Barretto, who leads the São Paulo team and is especially strong on the project finance side. Daniela Anversa is noted for her debt capital markets expertise, while Rogério Campos in Rio is also strong in ship finance.