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Marcelo Mattos

Marcelo Mattos


Legal Practice Areas

Banking and Finance


Financial Services (investment funds and asset management)


Marcelo Mattos is a partner at Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper in the Banking and Finance practice, based in Rio de Janeiro.


With over 30 years’ experience in Banking & Finance, Infrastructure and Shipping Finance, he has worked with major companies in the energy, oil and gas, mining, and telecommunications industries, as well as foreign companies in bidding processes with the various branches and subdivisions of the Brazilian public administration. He is also recognized for his in-depth knowledge on privatizations.


Marcelo is a renowned specialist in Maritime Law, mostly focusing his experience on shipping financing for the construction of maritime and port support vessels, platforms, and sports and recreational vessels, as well as advising shipyards in Brazil and abroad on the most diverse operations in the sector, particularly in connection with concessions, revitalization processes and tenders in general.


When it comes to ship financing, Marcelo also advises both international lenders and private financial institutions and has solid knowledge on transactions involving funding from the Merchant Marine Fund (MMF) with the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES, in the Portuguese acronym) and agents.


His years as a foreign associate in an internation law firm in New York have also rendered him knowledge of how the legal market works in the United States.


Over the years, his client portfolio builds on advice and consultancy for major financial institutions such as DNB Bank ASA, Caterpillar Financial Corporation, Mizuho Corporate Bank, SunTrust Bank, Macquarie Bank, Nordea Bank Norge ASA, DVB Bank, WestLB Bank, the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EX-IM BANK), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB).




  • Chambers Global Guide – Shipping: 2010 – 2023
  • Chambers Global Guide – Banking & Finance: 2015 – 2019
  • Chambers Brazil: Industries & Sectors – Shipping: 2021 – 2023
  • Chambers Latin America – Shipping: 2009 – 2021
  • Chambers Latin America – Banking & Finance: 2010- 2019
  • The Legal 500, Latin America – Mentioned in Banking & Finance: 2013 – 2024
  • The Legal 500, Latin America – Mentioned in Shipping: 2015 – 2024
  • The Legal 500, Latin America – Energy and Natural Resources: Hydrocarbons: 2015
  • IFLR1000, Leading Lawyer – Banking & Finance:  2014, 2015, 2022, 2023
  • IFLR1000 – Project Development: 2022 and 2023
  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Banking & Finance: 2023, 2024
  • LACCA Approved – Banking & Finance: 2014 – 2024
  • Who’s Who Legal, Brazil – Project Finance – 2014, 2020
  • Who’s Who Legal, Brazil – Shipping: 2009
  • Who’s Who Legal, Brazil – Project Finance – 2014, 2020
  • Who’s Who Legal, Brazil – Marine – 2009




  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, 1993




  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Distrito Federal – Brasilia chapters




  • Brazil-Norway Chamber of Commerce, Rio de Janeiro
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Latin American Regional Forum, Corporate Law and M&A Commission, Bank Law Commission, and Maritime Law Commission 
  • Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Chapter (OAB/RJ), Project & Finance Commission




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