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Ana Carolina Horta Barretto

Ana Carolina Horta Barretto



  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure & Natural Resources

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Banking and Finance
Oil and Gas
INTA Group
Ana Carolina Barretto specializes in the areas of project finance and infrastructure development with significant expertise in the construction and natural resources industries. Ms. Barretto advises clients on some of the most prominent and high-value infrastructure and project finance deals in Brazil.

Recently, Ms. Barretto represented the ten largest Brazilian construction companies in the negotiation of the construction contract for the Belo Monte Power Plant, which will become the third largest power plant in the world, estimated at more than R$30B. She also represents Logum LogÃÆ'­Â­stica, a joint venture involving Petrobras, major players in the ethanol business in Brazil, such as Cosan and Copersucar, and the construction groups of Odebrecht and Camargo Correa. Ms. Barretto advises Logum on the project development and construction of an ethanol pipeline designed to bring ethanol to major consumer centers and ports for export that will be the longest in the world when complete. She also advised LLX Minas Rio, a joint venture between LLX and Anglo American, on the financing for development of the iron ore terminal at the AÃÆ'§u superport, negotiating with the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) and commercial banks. The AÃÆ'§u superport will be the largest industrial port complex in Latin America. Ms. Barretto also advised Anglo American Brasil on the BNDES financing to expand the Barro Alto nickel mine.

Ms. Barretto represents sponsors, lenders, EPC contractors and equipment suppliers with their acquisition, development and financing of construction and infrastructure projects. She brings extensive industry knowledge and experience to clients in both the traditional and green energy sectors and also advises leading companies in the ship building industry.

Ms. Barretto was a Chevening/FCO scholar while studying at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, a scholarship program designed for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields.

Bar Admissions

Brazilian Bar Association, admitted, 2000.


Master of Studies in Legal Research (hons) (2005)
University of Oxford, UK

Magister Juris (2003)
University of Oxford, UK

LL.B. (2000)
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance | Banking and Finance | Energy | Infrastructure & Natural Resources | Oil and Gas

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association

Chambers of Commerce and Associations

- American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham-RJ);
- British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (Britcham);
- Deutsch-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK).


- "Solving the Problems in Constructing New Generation Capacity", IBA Annual Conference, Dubai, October 2011;
- "In Depth Discussion of Best Practices in Structuring Contracts: EPC, Hybrid EPC, Alliance and EPMC", Managing Infrastructure Contracts Conference -- Informa Group, Brazil, April 2011;
- "Financing Projects for the World Cup and Olympics: Opportunities and Challenges", Sports Marketing and Incentives Seminar - AHK, Brazil, November 2010;
- "Private Equity Funds as a Financing Opportunity", IBA Annual Conference, Canada, October 2010;


- "The Game Plan", IFLR - Guide to Energy And Project Finance, June 2011;
- "A Sporting Chance", IFLR - Guide to Energy and Project Finance, September 2010;
- "Financing Energy Projects in Brazil: Political and Regulatory Risks", Executiveview.com, June 2010;
- "Recent Trends in Project Financing in Brazil", Executiveview.com, June 2010;
- "Step-in Rights in Brazilian Energy Project Finance", Executiveview.com, June 2010;
- "Structuring Security Packages for Brazilian Project Finance", Executiveview.com, June 2010;
- "The Wealth of Opportunities", IFLR - Guide to Energy and Project Finance, September 2009;
- "Perspectives on E-Commerce Regulation in Brazil, in Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business Special Issue" on E-Commerce: Law and Jurisdiction, Kluwer Law International (2003).
- Co-author, "O Direito e a Internet (Law and the Internet)", Forense Universitaria, Brazil (2001).
- Co-author, Brazil chapter of Survey of Corporate Names, International Trademark Association (INTA) biennial publication (1998, 2000 and 2002 editions).

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