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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

Combining ‘legal expertise and business knowledge to get all deals done’, Campos Mello Advogados is increasingly active for international lenders such as China Construction Bank, Banco Santander and Deutsche Bank; the group advised the latter client on the negotiation with TMF Brasil Administração e Gestão de Ativos of a framework agreement for the assignment of its trust services agreements. The group, which is led by Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros, has carved out a strong practice in non-performing loan transactions. Associate Jorge Luiz Gallo is also recommended. Silvia Rajsfeld Fiszman has left the firm.

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 acted for Camargo Corrêa and BB – Banco de Investimento as deal counsel on a R$1.1bn issuance of debentures, and assisted Banco RCI Brasil in its first and second issuance of financial bills, each worth around R$700m. The lead partner was the ‘experienced’ Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados ‘combines technical knowledge, partner availability, and a business point of view’. Highlights among Fabiano Gallo’s recent workload include advising chemicals company LANXESS on a joint venture with Saudi Aramco, and acting for Alphatec on the sale of its international operations and distribution channel to Globus Medical. Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt, who co-heads the department with Gallo, is highlighted for his ‘top-notch negotiation skills’. The firm has also developed its compliance and internal investigations expertise under the leadership of Juliana Sá de Miranda. Sergio Ros Brasil left the firm in 2016.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 5

Campos Mello Advogados

Regularly involved in infrastructure and construction projects, Campos Mello Advogados’ environmental group acts on licensing, environmental compliance and remediation matters. Practice head Terence Trennepohl is also recommended for litigation in the area.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 5

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados stands out for its expertise in the financing and development of renewable energy projects. Fabiano Gallo led advice to Statkraft on the construction of a hybrid wind/solar plant.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Campos Mello Advogados

Campos Mello Advogados is ‘One of the best law firms in real estate’ and attracts praise for its ‘hands-on approach’ and ‘commitment’. Though the real estate market in Brazil has remained quiet, the team stayed busy throughout 2016, attracting instructions from real estate developers and corporate clients in various sectors. Rafael Jordão Bussière ‘understands the needs of his clients, has a complete overview of the industry, and has substantial knowledge of each and every legal aspect on any real estate deal’; and Theo Keiserman de Abreu is noted for his ‘deep knowledge’. Most of the team are based in the firm’s Rio de Janeiro office, from where Fabio Perrone Campos Mello heads the practice. Ivandro Ristum Trevelim is a key contact in the São Paulo office.

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

Humberto Marini and Alex Jorge co-head the practice at Campos Mello Advogados from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo respectively. With strength in tax planning and tax consultancy, the team attacts instructions from domestic and international companies in a range of sectors. Also in the São Paulo office is the ‘very committed’ Renato Lopes da Rocha. Rosana Gonzaga Jayme joined in 2016, bringing extensive experience in the mining and energy industries.

Next generation lawyers

Renato Lopes da Rocha - 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 has a broad power practice, with ‘seasoned’ practice head Fabiano Gallo particularly active in corporate and M&A work in the sector. Recent work includes negotiating power purchase agreements and joint venture contracts for the development of power projects.

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

Campos Mello Advogados

‘Always up to date’, Campos Mello Advogados was involved in contractual work and several farm-out transactions. On the M&A side, Leonardo Costa, who joined from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, advised National Oilwell Varco on the acquisition of Fjords Processing’s Brazilian business from Akastor. David Meiler and Sandoval Amui are also recommended.

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