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Otavio Borges Carneiro

Otavio Borges Carneiro



  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas

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Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Otavio Carneiro has been a member of Veirano Advogados since 1998 and became a partner in 2007. His professional experience includes work as international consultant at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, GA from Jan 2001 through May, 2002.

Otavio has civil and commercial litigation background, general contractual and corporate experience and specific experience in M&As, infrastructure and project finance, banking, including finance transactions in general and shipping finance. Throughout the years, Otavio has represented a number of clients in a variety of M&A and project finance transactions related to regulated and non-regulated sectors, such as Oil&Gas, telecommunications, insurance, services and energy sectors.

Otavio assists a number of international and domestic financial institutions in Brazil, as well as multilateral agencies. He has also been working with and representing several financial institutions in different transactions in Brazil related to the shipping industry amounting in the last 3 years to more than US$1,5Billion, having being actively engaged in the process for the renewal of TranspetroÃÆ'ƒÂ¢ÃÆ'¢â€šÂ¬ÃÆ'¢â€žÂ¢s fleet of tankers.

Otavio also represents a number of US and European clients in the Oil & Gas industry, including assistance in the incorporation of companies in Brazil, drafting and negotiation of joint venture agreements, as well as EPC contracts, distribution, agency, consultancy and supply agreements

Otavio has assisted many of his Clients in the revision of documents for Petrobras bids, drafting requests for clarification, attending bid related meetings, as well as preparing bid documents, appeals against decisions of the bid committee. As a result, he has acquired tremendous experience in such proceedings, thus being able to provide legal assistance to his Clients on an expeditious and cost effective basis.

Bar Admissions

- International Law Section of the American Bar Association
- Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ)


Specialization on Accounting (1996)
Universidade Gama Filho

Bachelor Degree (1996)
Law School of Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance | Corporate Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Oil and Gas | Shipping

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Of special note is the fact that Otavio is the Vice-President of the Banking, Finance and Securities Law commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers AIJA and a member of the official commission of law firms for the Brazilian Bar Association Chapter of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to that, Otavio is also a member of the World Service Group, the Brazilian Association of Admiralty Law ABDM, the legal committee of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Professional Activities and Experience

His professional experience includes work as international consultant at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, GA from January of 2001 through May of 2002.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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