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

Veirano Advogados
RJ 20030-021

Work Department

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




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.


Portuguese and English


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)


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

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Banking and finance

Veirano Advogados has experienced banking and finance teams working out of its Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices. The firm’s versatile practice acts for a mix of banks, multilateral lenders, debt funds and other financial services companies, while on the borrower side it represents clients from across a range of industries, including mining, logistics, shipping, telecoms and infrastructure. Advice covers the full range of products, including syndicated loans, project finance, shipping finance and pre-export finance agreements. Rio de Janeiro-based banking head Marcelo Mattos is backed by a strong team of lawyers, including fellow Rio-based partner Rogério Campos. The highly rated São Paulo team is led by Ana Carolina Barretto, who handles corporate and project finance, and also includes capital markets expert Daniela Anversa and Lior Pinsky.

Brazil > Transport and shipping

Veirano Advogados has established a strong presence in the ship finance and maritime market, drawing on the expertise of Marcelo Mattos and senior associate Rebeca Arruda Gomes. As well as vessel transactions, the firm also advises clients on service contracts with the oil and gas industry. The recruitment of João Paulo Servera from Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has also added significant weight on the aviation and aircraft financing front.