Marcello Portes da Silveira Lobo is a partner at the Rio de Janeiro office of Pinheiro Neto Advogados. He joined the firm in 1998 and his areas of practice comprise corporate law, foreign investment, project financing, asset financing, consortium structures and mergers and acquisitions in electric power, oil and gas and other infrastructure areas, as well as debt restructuring. He holds an LLB from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2000), and was admitted to the Brazilian Bar the same year. He also holds an MBA in Energy Business from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He was an international associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York from September 2004 to December 2005.