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Firm Profile

Campos Mello Advogados

Firm Profile

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

  • Profile
  • Rua Lauro Muller 116, 25 andar
  • Botafogo
  • Rio de Janeiro - RJ
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil
  • 22.290-906

Firm profile submitted by Campos Mello Advogados

The Firm:
Founded by professionals with more than 35 years of legal practice, Campos Mello is a full service business law firm serving Brazilian and international companies with a clear focus: to partner with clients in facilitating business. With offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and New York, the firm operates throughout Brazil with the support of a team experienced in several industry sectors. As a result, it has been able to develop and offer creative, innovative and sound legal solutions in a tailor-made and result-oriented manner.
The client teams are assemble to match the size and focus of every business in which Campos Mello takes part.
Further, the firm’s relatively flat structure ensures that its partners can be in regular contact with clients, developing a profound knowledge of their business.
Tailored, high-quality services characterize Campos Mello’s practice and are in large part responsible for its positive reputation in the market as well as longtime relationships with clients.
Team: 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.

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 and 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.

Commercial Contracts:
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 and 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.

Capital Markets:
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.

With an integrated approach, the firm handles all environmental-related issues with emphasis on licensing, compliance counseling, waste management and litigation.

Intellectual Property:
The firm invested in the growth of the IP area and has a specialized 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 and 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 and Infrastructure:
We have a solid experience on structuring and financing infrastructure projects, including toll roads, subways, light rail vehicles, airports and ports. We have also worked on several PPP financing transactions.

Real Estate:
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 and 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 specialized litigation, especially in oil and gas activities.

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.


  • Rua Lauro Muller 116, 25 andar,
  • Botafogo,
  • Rio de Janeiro - RJ,
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil
  • 22.290-906
  • Tel +55 21 3262 3000
  • Fax +55 21 3262 3011
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 360,
  • 10th floor,
  • Vila Nova Conceição,
  • São Paulo - SP,
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • 04543-000
  • Tel +55 11 3077 3500
  • Fax +55 11 3077 3501
  • 1251 Avenue of the Americas ,
  • Suite 2873,
  • 27th floor ,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • 10020-1104