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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

Managing Partner: Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
Number of partners: 25 Number of other lawyers: 72

Rio de Janeiro:
Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
São Paulo: Fabiano Gallo

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, the firm has been able to develop and offer creative, innovative and sound legal solutions for each matter and client profile.The client teams are assembled to match the size and focus of every business in which Campos Mello takes part. Furthermore, 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 characterise Campos Mello’s practice areas and are in large part responsible for its positive reputation in the market as well as longtime relationships with clients.

The Team: Campos Mello currently has approximately of 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.

Capital Markets: The capital markets practice gains its strength from clients involving real estate investment funds and private equity funds.

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 & M&A: The firm handles an 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.

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.

Energy: The firm offers assistance deep knowledge of the oil and gas industry as well as the power, renewables and biofuels industry. The team advises on regulatory, transactional and disputes matters on behalf of major energy interests.

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

Infrastructure: The firm has a solid experience on structuring and financ- ing infrastructure projects, including toll roads, subways, light rail vehicles, airports and ports. The firm has also worked on several PPP financing trans actions.

Litigation & Arbitration: The firm’s dispute resolution practice counsels in arbitration, administrative and judicial disputes, representing clients in a broad range of issues, including antitrust, bankruptcy, business, regulatory, corporate and taxation matters.

Real Estate: The firm has been a recognised, leading real estate practice in Brazil for several years. The team advises on the spectrum of real estate issues including structuring and development of major, multi-use projects, shopping malls and hotel complexes, financing, drafting of agreements and other transactions.

Regulatory: 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.

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.

Tax: The firm offers one of the largest and expansive tax practices and routinely handles an array of demands, from consulting and planning services to highly specialised litigation, including on oil and gas activities.

Insolvency & Restructuring: The growing restructuring practice works seamlessly with other practices of the firm advising on debt restructuring and reorganisations.

Intellectual Property & Data Protection: The firm provides effective legal support in regard to the transaction practice providing assistance related the negotiation, drafting and registration of transfer of technology, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and involves a robust cybersecurity, privacy and data security practice.

White Collar Compliance Investigation: In order to suit clients’ needs and to provide them with a thorough legal assistance, in 2016 CMA created the white collar crime, compliance and investigation practice the integration of this practice with the other practices allows a full and cost-effective assistance.

Insurance & Reinsurance: The firm offers a comprehensive range of insurance services, including transactional, regulatory, commercial and coverage, representing both start-ups and established multinational life and non-life re-insurers, intermediaries, other financial institutions and other insurance industry participants.

INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm has broad experience in counseling foreign clients from many countries, including China, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the UK, the US and many others, having acted in a wide range international commercial arbitrations as well as in arbitration, energy, litigation, real estate, tax and variety of others areas.

Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

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 defence; automotive; basic advance materials; business services, construction and infrastructure; consumer goods; energy and water; financial and banking 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