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Nilton Mattos


Nilton focuses his practice on offshore mandates (being shipping, ports or oil & gas related). He is particularly experienced in transactions (share or assets), regulatory and contractual work. Capable of advising both on private and public law and has relevant experience in dispute resolution (especially international arbitrations). Since early days in his career, Nilton has been involved in E&P and in offshore supply matters, having a substantial experience in dry shipping mandates. Nilton was seconded to the London office of Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer and to the Rio de Janeiro offices of BP, Petrobras, and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). He is Vice Coordinator of the Legal Committee of the Norwegian Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC). He is also a member of the Brazilian Maritime Law Association (ABDM), of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and of the YoungShip Brazil.


​Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Master of Laws (LL.M.), King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom


Análise Advocacia 500 – Business Contracts (2020); Regulatory (2020); Oil & Gas (2020); Transport and Logistics (2020); Rio de Janeiro (2020)

Chambers Global – Oil & Gas (2011 – 2021)

Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) - Oil & Gas (2011-2021); Shipping (2021)

The Legal 500 – Next generation partner: Shipping (2021); Hydrocarbons (2014 – 2015)

Who's Who Legal Brazil – Energy (2019 – 2020)

Who's Who Legal Global – Energy – Oil & Gas (2019 – 2021)

Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders Brazil – Energy (2020 – 2021)

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