Mr Marcos Ludwig > Veirano Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
RJ 20030-021

Work Department

Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure & Projects, Government & Regulatory, Commercial Contracts, China Desk, German Desk and Shipping/Maritime & Port




Marcos Ludwig advises Brazilian and foreign clients in corporate, contractual, regulatory and corporate governance matters in various sectors and industries, with primary focus on infrastructure.

Marcos is experienced in delivering actionable legal advice in connection with commercial contracts, acquisitions, joint ventures, concessions and PPPs, public tenders in general, regulatory matters, project development, corporate governance, ethics and compliance, and other strategic matters. Among other relevant mandates, he acted in one of the largest transactions concluded recently in Brazil, recognized as The American Lawyer’s ‘M&A Deal of the Year: Latin America 2017’ and as Latin Lawyer’s ‘PE Deal of the Year: 2018’. Clients praise his ‘valuable experience’ and ‘excellent capacity in forming and leading competent teams on any legal issue’.

Marcos is a listed arbitrator in the panel of leading institutions in Brazil and abroad, with experience of serving as co-arbitrator in tribunals in disputes involving contractual, corporate or regulatory matters.

Between 2006 and 2007, he worked as visiting lawyer in the New York office of an international law firm.

He was a professor and guest lecturer in law schools and graduate programs in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Porto Alegre with focus on civil law, legal theory and legal hermeneutics, with publications in Brazil and abroad.

Currently, Marcos acts as Co-chair of the Commercial Law and Practice Committee of the Brazilian branch of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Brazil) and as Officer of the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).


English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish


International Bar Association (IBA) – Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee (Officer), Maritime and Transport Law Committee, Latin American Regional Forum, Member
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – ADR & Arbitration Commission, Commercial Law & Practice Commission, Brazil Chapter (ICC Brasil), Member
International Arbitration Institute (IAI Paris), Member
China-Latin America Legal Research Center – Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) School of Law, Research Fellow
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Rio de Janeiro Chapter – Commission of Maritime and Port Law, Member
Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française (AHC) – Brazilian Committee, Member
Société de législation comparée (SLC) – Paris, Member
GRI Club Infra, Member
Infrastructure Business Council of the Industry Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN), Member
Associação Escolar e Beneficente Corcovado (German School – Rio de Janeiro) – Former President and General Counsel (Pro Bono)


China-Latin America and Caribbean Region Legal Professionals Exchange Program, China Law Society/SUFE School of Law, Shanghai, China, 2019
IBRACH-Tsinghua Executive Training Progam, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2018
ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France, 2015
LL.M., Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2006
Master of Laws, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, 2002
Bachelor of Laws, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

Veirano Advogados‘ key strength lies on the advice it offers in relation to transactions involving complex administrative and regulatory challenges in a range of regulated sectors, namely energy and infrastructure. Public law-related dispute resolution and prevention features on the team’s workload, as do privatisations, public procurement, PPPs and government concessions. The government and regulatory group is under the leadership of Mauro Hiane de Moura. Marcos Ludwig is skilled in both transactional and project development work, as well as public law, regulatory and contractual issues. Recently promoted Filipe Scherer Oliveira excels in energy law and handles regulatory and administrative matters.