Firm Profile > Souza, Mello e Torres > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Souza, Mello e Torres

Competition and antitrust Tier 5

Founded in 2018, Souza, Mello e Torres has already established a busy competition practice, and is particularly active in merger cases. In one example, it advised a fertiliser company on the antitrust aspects of its purchase of a 30% stake in the Brazilian subsidiary of a multinational group. Former Stocche Forbes Advogados' partner Fabricio Cardim de Almeida heads the practice.

Souza, Mello e Torres is a multidisciplinary firm that allies the expertise of renowned lawyers in transactional practice and young lawyers with solid academic background, providing personalized high-standard legal services. Our team comprises around 30 attorneys who are closely involved with the clients’ most relevant business transactions and most critical disputes in various integrated practice areas.

Souza, Mello e Torres was founded by Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza, Carlos José Rolim de Mello and Clovis Torres, who are consistently acknowledged by the most reputable independent publications such as Chambers and Partners, International Financial Law Review and Who’s Who Legal as among the leading practitioners in Brazil.

Luis Souza is one of the pioneers and leading names in Brazilian infrastructure and project finance practice and has advised clients in some of the most relevant project financing transactions carried out in the country in recent years. In 2001, after leaving Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Luis Souza founded Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, a leading law firm led by him for over sixteen years, during which the firm was constantly recognized as one of the main law firms in Brazil due to Luis Souza’s leadership skills, hard work and reputation.

Carlos Mello is one of Brazil’s leading names in mergers and acquisitions and private equity and Clovis Torres has a wide legal background acquired as executive officer and general counsel to Vale S.A.

Our lawyers hold degrees from the most prestigious Brazilian universities, including specialization degrees and Master of Laws (LL.M.), either from American or European universities.

The firm provide a full range of legal services to satisfy the various demands of its clients, which are among world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, multilateral agencies and private equity firms, as well as to governmental bodies, individuals and nongovernmental organizations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza +55 (11) 3074-5702
Partner Carlos José Rolim de Mello +55 (11) 3074-5708
Partner Clovis Torres +55 (11) 3074-5705
Partner Alexandre Simões Pinto +55 (11) 3074-5703
Partner Natália Teixeira Rabaça +55 (11) 3074-5704
Partner Fabricio A. Cardim de Almeida +55 (11) 3074-5709
Partner Bruno Sartori de Carvalho Barbosa +55 (11) 3074-5707
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Fabricio A. Cardim de Almeida  photo Mr Fabricio A. Cardim de Almeida
Mr Carlos José Rolim de Mello  photo Mr Carlos José Rolim de Mello
Mr Bruno Sartori de Carvalho Barbosa  photo Mr Bruno Sartori de Carvalho Barbosa
Mr Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza  photo Mr Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza
Mr Alexandre Simões Pinto  photo Mr Alexandre Simões Pinto
Ms Natália Teixeira Rabaça  photo Ms Natália Teixeira Rabaça
Mr Clovis Torres  photo Mr Clovis Torres
Partners : 7
Associates : 15
Interns : 6
Administrative : 8
English (fluent)