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 has notable strength in transactional matters with significant administrative law or regulatory components, advising domestic and foreign clients from highly regulated industries such as energy, infrastructure and natural resources. Mauro Hiane de Moura leads the public law department out of Porto Alegre. Mandates involving government concessions, PPPs and privatisation of state-owned companies populate the practice’s workload, which also features administrative and judicial litigation. Marcos Ludwig is a key contact in Rio de Janeiro for energy and infrastructure-related projects, while Daniel Engel in São Paulo excels in public contracts and regulatory issues.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

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.