Mr Marcelo Mattos > Veirano Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
AV PRESIDENTE WILSON, 231
25º ANDAR – RIO DE JANEIRO
RJ 20030-021
Brazil

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Infrastructure & Projects, Oil, Gas & Biofuels and Shipping/Maritime & Port

Position

Partner

Career

Marcelo Mattos focuses his practice in the areas of Banking and Finance and Infrastructure, with expertise in several industries including oil and gas, shipping and mining. He is also a recognized expert in the area of maritime/naval law.

Mr. Mattos works with a number of prestigious financial institutions including DNB Bank ASA, Caterpillar Financial Corporation, Mizuho Corporate Bank, SunTrust, Macquarie Bank, Nordea Bank Norge ASA, DVB Bank and WestLB Bank, representing them in various transactions and projects.  He is adept at working with multilateral agencies, which includes assisting the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for nearly two decades.  Mr. Mattos also has considerable experience working with the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIMBANK), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB).

Clients repeatedly retain Mr. Mattos for his expertise in privatization where he has nearly 20 years of experience working with major public electric, gas and telecommunications companies.  He has also represented international companies in the public bid process before the Brazilian government’s various branches and subdivisions.

Mr. Mattos’ expertise in shipping finance is unparalleled and he has been key in building and training the shipping finance team in the Rio de Janeiro office of Veirano Advogados.  He advises several global lenders, ship owners and shipyard owners, as well as private financial agents on financing for the construction of vessels, platforms and shipyards in Brazil.  This includes working with the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) to obtain financing from the Marine Merchant Fund.

Mr. Mattos spent nearly two years as a foreign associate at White & Case in New York in the late 1990’s where he gained experience in how the legal market in the United States operates.

Languages

Portuguese and English

Memberships

American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Rio de Janeiro
Brazil-Norway Chamber of Commerce, Rio de Janeiro
British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (BRITCHAM)
Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, Rio de Janeiro
German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK)
International Bar Association (IBA), Latin American Regional Forum – Corporate and M&A Law Committee, Banking Committee, and Maritime Law Committee
World Services Group (WSG)

Education

LL.B, Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Banking and finance

Veirano Advogados‘ national banking and finance practice benefits from top-level firepower in both its Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo offices. Notably, the former city is the base of department lead Marcelo Mattos, who enjoys a strong profile in the market for his specialist expertise in energy, shipping and mining-related transactions. Among his highlights, Mattos advised Equinox Gold on an $85m financing provided by Sprott Private Resource Lending (Collector) to Equinox Gold’s subsidiary Aurizona Goldfields to support the development of its Aurizona Gold mining project. Indeed, project finance generally is a signature group strength. In another example of its prominent reputation in that area, Ana Carolina Barretto, who leads the firm’s projects practice in Sao Paulo, paired up with Rio de Janeiro-based corporate finance specialist Pedro Freitas to advise concessionaire Fraport Brasil Aeroporto de Fortaleza on a R$692m financing granted by Banco do Nordeste do Brasil to fund the expansion and maintenance of Fortaleza International Airport. Outside the projects space, Sao Paulo’s Daniela Anversa advised Sky Serviços de Banda Larga, as borrower, on the local aspects of its $1bn syndicated loan involving 16 banks, including Citibank and JP Morgan. Other names to note in Rio de Janeiro include Otávio Carneiro and Elisa Rezende, while Lior Pinsky is also a key contact in Sao Paulo. Rogério Campos recently made partner in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil > Transport and shipping

Offering ‘top-notch solutions‘, full service firm Veirano Advogados has a strong maritime law group. While mainly known for financing work, it also handles regulatory work such as assisting Heerema Marine Contractors with chartering and employment of foreign-flagged vessels in maritime support activities, the licencing and import of vessels, and charter and operation agreements. Marcelo Mattos is ‘efficient and knowledgeable‘. Otávio Carneiro and senior associate Rebeca Arruda Gomes are also recommended.