Firm profile submitted by Campos Mello Advogados
Managing Partner: Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
Partners: Alex Moreira Jorge, Bernardo Buarque Schiller, Cristiano Chaves de Melo, David Leinig Meiler, Fabiano Gallo, Fabio Perrone Campos Mello, Felipe Hermanny, Humberto Lucas Marini, Ivandro Ristum Trevelim, Juliana Sá de Miranda, Leandro Saboia Rinaldi de Carvalho, Leonardo Padilha de Lima Costa, Leonardo Rzezinski, Marcio Meira de Vasconcellos, Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt, Marcella Hill, Marcelo Araujo, Mauricio Mitsuru Tanabe, Paula Mena Barreto Pinheiro, Renato Lopes da Rocha, Rafael Jordão Bussière, Roberto Vianna do R. Barros, Rozana Gonzaga Jayme, Sandoval Amui, Terence Dorneles Trennepohl, Theo Keiserman de Abreu.
Number of partners: 26
Number of lawyers: 80
Languages:English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Founded by professionals with more than 35 years of legal practice experience, Campos Mello advises Brazilian and global companies in Brazil and cross-border, including Latin America, the USA and Europe. With offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and New York, CMA is a full service firm and the team offers hands-on advisory services to clients, developing a profound knowledge of their culture, background and market. Campos Mello prides itself in developing and offering creative and innovation legal solutions for each matter and client profile.
Campos Mello currently has more than 100 lawyers who are graduates of leading Brazilian law schools. Many have obtained masters degrees abroad and worked at companies and law firms outside of Brazil, bringing their international experience to the firm's day-today activities.
The firm is experienced in antidumping investigations, advising clients on every issue related to international trade law initiated by Brazilian or foreign authorities. Antitrust/Competition: With long time experience acquired from investigations of cartel and abuse of dominant positions, the firm handless all antitrust issues with a preventive mindset.
Banking & Project Finance:
With a profound knowledge of the Brazilian banking regulation, especially in regard to foreign bank activities, the firm offers assistance in a broad range of banking operations as well as financing skills to make infrastructure and industrial projects viable.
The firm’s practice advises on all aspects of business contracts and agreements, including assistance in local and international negotiations and consultancy on importation and exportation procedures.
Corporate & M&A:
The firm can handle a diversified array of corporate transactions, from simple deals, cross border transactions, to highly complex M&A operations, as well as assistance in the venture capital and private equity industry.
The capital markets area is getting strong with operations involving real estate investment funds and private equity funds.
Employment, Pensions & Benefits:
The firm has a very responsive practice that offers assistance in a variety of activities, including consultancy on human resources strategic issues and representation in litigation and collective civil actions.
The firm offers full service assistance in regulatory maritime, contractual, corporate and tax matters. Environmental: With an integrated approach, the firm handles all environmental-related issues with emphasis on licensing, compliance counseling, waste management and litigation.
The firm invested in the growth of the IP area and has a specialised team in intellectual property and data protection subject matters, including: (i) trademarks, patents and industrial design; (ii) copyrights and software; (iii) data protection and privacy; (iv) digital and entertainment law. The firm has also advises clients on the negotiation, drafting and registration of IP Agreements and Franchising.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm’s dispute resolution practice can handle from arbitration to administrative and judicial disputes, representing clients in a broad range of issues, including antitrust, bankruptcy, business, regulatory, corporate and taxation matters.
Projects & Infrastructure:
The has a solid experience on structuring and financing infrastructure projects, including toll roads, subways, light rail vehicles, airports and ports. The team has also worked on several PPP financing transactions.
Leading real estate firm in Brazil for several years, deals with different demands including structuring and development of real projects, shopping malls and hotel complexes, drafting of agreements and general consultancy.
The firm has a deep understanding of the Brazilian government’s point of view and offers a broad range of services as well as assistance with government procurement.
The firm’s practice has strong background in representing clients on in and out-of-court restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings, credit recovery, and distressed assets sales and acquisitions.
Sports & Entertainment:
The firm provides services in the sports, entertainment and media arena, including drafting of a wide variety of contracts and agreements and assistance with Brazilian and international sports law.
With a strong background, the firm can handle an array of demands, from consulting and planning services to highly specialised litigation, especially in oil and gas activities.
Clients: Over the years, the firm has developed fruitful relationships with Brazilian and international companies operating in the most dynamic sectors of the economy, such as: aerospace and defense; automotive; basic advance materials; business services, construction; consumer goods; energy and water; financial and baking services; health care; hospitality and leisure; industrial goods and services, infrastructure; insurance; real estate; retail; shipping; transport and offshore; technology; telecommunications.