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Alexandre Arlota

Alexandre Arlota


Alexandre is a specialist in greenfield and brownfield projects, as well as related transactions for all infrastructure sectors, including, construction, energy, oil and gas, shipping, logistics (airports, highways, railways, ports and urban mobility), sanitation, mining, steel, industrial plants and ESG projects.

A former international associate at Milbank LLP in London, during the span of his career Alexandre has participated in several prominent infrastructure transactions and ‘deals of the year’ in emerging markets, including in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East.

He is the chairman of the Brazilian Institute of Construction Law (IBDIC) and a member of several other associations, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Society of Construction Law (SCL) and Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Industry (ABDIB).

Alexandre was previously a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Currently, Alexandre is a guest professor and coordinator for postgraduate courses at other renowned universities, including the Brazilian Energy Law Institute (linked to the University of São Paulo).

He frequently collaborates with international publications, having authored numerous books and more than thirty academic publications that have been cited in court and regulatory agency decisions.


Bachelor of Laws – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ);

Master of International Law – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ);

PhD in International Law – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ);

Former Visiting Doctoral Researcher – University of Oklahoma, USA (Oil & Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Center);

Former Visiting Doctoral Researcher – University of Dundee, UK (Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy).


Chambers Brazil – Projects (2023);

Chambers Global – Projects (2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Projects (2020 – 2023);

The Legal 500 – Projects and Infrastructure (2021 – 2024);

Análise Advocacia – Business Contracts (2023 – 2024) and Energy (2023 – 2024);

IFLR 1000 – Project Development (2021 – 2023).

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Mattos Filho announces women-dominated promotion round

​Brazilian Latin Lawyer Elite firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has promoted six associates, including five women, to the partnership in São Paulo, strengthening its infrastructure, corporate and M&A, tax, disputes, and capital markets offerings.

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