Carlos is a Brazilian lawyer currently based in London. He obtained a law degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo Law School, Brazil (LLB, 1986), and a Master of Laws at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (LLM, 1989), with a specialisation in international trade and finance. Carlos qualified as a lawyer in Brazil in 1987, and as a lawyer in New York, in the United States, in 1989. He specialises in ship finance.