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Campos Mello Advogados

RUA LAURO MULLER N. 116 25 ANDAR, CONDOMINIO DO EDIFICIO, RIO SUL CENTER, BOTAFOGO, RIO DE JANEIRO , RJ, 22290-906, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 21 3262 3000
Web:
www.camposmello.adv.br
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados has a strong focus on finance transactions; the ‘hardworking’ and ‘very responsive’ team is ‘extremely knowledgeable on finance and regulatory matters and can provide in-depth legal analysis on difficult issues’. In 2017, the group assisted Banco do Brasil as borrower in relation to a $500m international loan transaction with the International Investment Corporation and the Inter-American Development Bank. Practice head Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros is ‘extremely hands-on’, and has particular expertise in non-performing loan transactions. ‘Very dedicated’ associate Jorge Luiz Gallo is ‘accessible and precise’.

Next generation lawyers

Jorge Luiz Gallo - Campos Mello Advogados

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados is ‘excellent on the technical side, responsive and extremely business oriented’. It assisted Banco RCI Brasil with the issuance of financial bills worth R$1.2bn; and acted as deal counsel for Camargo Corrêa and BB Banco de Investimento on an issuance of debentures. Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros is ‘extremely hands-on and really involved in transactions’.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 4

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados further expanded its corporate and private equity capabilities with the arrival of Marcelo Araujo Pereira from private equity firm Bozano Investimentos, and Luiz Augusto Osorio and Carolina Marcondes Sant'Angelo were promoted to partner in 2018. Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt is ‘extremely business-oriented’, and has ‘remarkable negotiation skills’. Senior partner Fabiano Gallo specialises in corporate and energy matters. The ‘outstanding’ Juliana Sá de Miranda ‘is well regarded for providing advice on complex matters related to anti-corruption, white-collar crimes and compliance programmes’.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 5

Campos Mello Advogados

The environmental group at Campos Mello Advogados is regularly involved in infrastructure and construction projects, acting on matters of environmental compliance, remediation and licensing. Clients include Votorantim Cimentos and Walmart. The ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Terence Trennepohl gives ‘great, practical advice’.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 4

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados launched its insurance and reinsurance practice in January 2017 with the hire of Marcella Hill from DLA Piper in London. ‘A lawyer committed to the client’s success’, Hill ‘brings to the table a unique combination of national and international legal expertise’.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Campos Mello Advogados

The ‘extremely agile’ team at Campos Mello Advogados stands out for its expertise in the financing and development of renewable energy projects. It recently assisted Scatel Solar in relation to four solar photovoltaic plants, advising on due diligence, the negotiation of transaction documents, and corporate and contractual matters. Fabiano Gallo is recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados ‘is able to handle very complex real estate deals and transactions’, and ‘brings a certain edge to the table’. Despite another sluggish year in the Brazilian real estate market, the team was kept busy in 2017. In one highlight, Theo Keiserman de Abreu advised the Olympic Park Consortium on the lease of a site for the Rock in Rio music festival. Fabio Perrone Campos Mello heads the team, which includes ‘star individual’ Bernardo Buarque Schiller; the ‘highly qualified’ Rafael Jordão Bussière; and Ivandro Ristum Trevelim, who combines ‘strong legal knowledge with a very sharp business orientation’.

Leading lawyers

Bernardo Buarque Schiller - Campos Mello Advogados

Next generation lawyers

Rafael Jordão Bussière - Campos Mello Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados is active in tax litigation and consultancy. Among its recent work, Rosana Gonzaga Jayme advised Norflor Empreendimentos Agrícolas on a special tax regime. The ‘very client-oriented’ Alex Jorge ‘works really well across different areas of expertise’, and recently advised Stanley Black & Decker on pre- and post-acquisition tax issues related to its purchase of Newell Brands’ tools business. Humberto Marini co-heads the practice with Jorge.

Next generation lawyers

Rosana Gonzaga Jayme - Campos Mello Advogados

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 4

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados’ wide-ranging power practice was busy in 2017. A highlight was assisting Scatec Solar in relation to due diligence, negotiations and corporate and contractual matters related to the company’s move to build, own and operate four solar photovoltaic plants in Brazil. Newly promoted partner Carolina Marcondes Sant’Angelo and Fabiano Gallo are recommended.

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Hydrocarbons
Energy and natural resources: hydrocarbons - ranked: tier 3

Campos Mello Advogados

The ‘extremely agile’ and ‘highly responsive’ group at Campos Mello Advogados regularly handles due diligence processes. It represented Murphy Oil in the negotiation of a joint bidding agreement with ExxonMobil Exploração Brasil and Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção for the SEAL-M-501 and SEAL-M-503 blocks in the deep water Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. Leonardo Costa, David Meiler and Sandoval Amui are the names to note.

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