Marcelo is a Brazilian lawyer based in Rio de Janeiro. He specialises in ship finance, maritime law and a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. He is particularly experienced in advising clients with interests in the oil and gas industry. Marcelo is a member of the Brazilian Association of Maritime Law. He read law at Fluminense Federal University in Niteroi, Brazil, and he holds a master’s degree (LLM) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he achieved a distinction for his dissertation on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). In 2014, Marcelo was temporarily assigned to work for an English law firm specialising in shipping finance.