Our Team

Carolina Caiado
“CMA's client-centric culture is what drives me in all my actions and work. In an extremely competitive and qualified industry, CMA’s client-centric culture is one of the key elements that make CMA and its talents stand out in the legal industry”.

Carolina Caiado


Legal Practice Areas

Public Law and Government Affairs


Infrastructure, Construction and Transportation, Ports & Shipping


São Paulo,

+55 (11) 3077 3500

Carolina is a lawyer specialized in Administrative Law, Infrastructure and Regulated Sectors, with more than 20 years of experience. She worked as Legal Advisor for the State Secretariat of Economic Development of Minas Gerais, which gave her experience in public-private relations from the perspective of Public Administration.


Carolina’s experience in Administrative Law covers a wide range of topics and sectors, demonstrating her deep knowledge and skills in this field. Specifically, Carolina has broad experience in Concessions, authorizations and PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships), assisting clients in structuring and implementing these complex projects. Her work ranges from assistance in the bidding stage to negotiation and drafting of contracts.


The partner is well versed in issues related to Regulatory Agencies, Courts of Auditors and Administrative Proceedings, knowing the rules and regulations governing these entities and providing legal advice to ensure proper compliance with their guidelines.


Carolina is renowned for her work in issues related to corruption and administrative improbity, government incentives and compliance in the public sector. Her expertise includes assisting companies in obtaining government benefits, implementing compliance programs, and providing legal advice to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.


In Infrastructure and Regulated Sectors, Carolina assists domestic and foreign clients in projects related to Ports and Navigation; Airports; Highways; Railroads; Urban Mobility; Electricity Sector; Public Basic Sanitation; Urban Concessions; and Telecommunications.


With her broad experience in different areas of Administrative Law, Regulated Sectors and Infrastructure, Carolina is a highly skilled professional able to offer effective and strategic legal solutions to her clients.




  • Análise Advocacia 500 – Recognized as “one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil”:
    • Regulatory – 2020 and 2021
    • Steel and Mining – 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Análise Advocacia Mulher – Recognized as “one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil”:
    • Regulatory: 2022 and 2023
    • Steel and Mining: 2022 and 2023
    • Chemical and Petrochemical: 2022
    • Compliance: 2022
    • Real Estate: 2022
  • Chambers & Partners: Recognized in Projects and Infrastructure | Notable Practioner – 2019 and 2020
  • Best Lawyers: Recognized in Government Practice and Government Relations Practice: 2020 – 2024
  • Legal 500- Latin America: Mentioned Lawyer in Public Law: 2024



Professional Memberships
• Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo Chapter




  • LL.M. in Corporate Law from the CEU Law School, in partnership with ISE Business School, 2019
  • LL.M. in Public Law from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), 2011
  • Bachelor of Laws from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), 2003




  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish.