Firm Profile > Campos Mello Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Campos Mello Advogados Offices
RUA LAURO MULLER N. 116 25 ANDAR
CONDOMINIO DO EDIFICIO, RIO SUL CENTER, BOTAFOGO
RIO DE JANEIRO , RJ, 22290-906
Campos Mello Advogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Real estate Tier 1
'One of the most specialised firms in the real estate sector', Campos Mello Advogados 'is a full-service practice with strong groups in Rio and São Paulo'. The real estate department's 'highly talented and responsive lawyers' handle mandates across numerous regions of the country that involve rural, urban and industrial property matters. In 2018, a cross-departmental team including Theo Keiserman de Abreu advised DB Supermercados on setting up a Real Estate Investment Fund and the issuance of Real Estate Receivable Certificates (CRI). Elsewhere, Bernardo Buarque Schiller advised Mzk Empreendimentos Imobiliários on property acquisitions for the development of luxury projects. Rafael Jordão Bussière is a 'seasoned and competent professional'. Ivandro Ristum Trevelim is also noted.
Corporate and M&A Tier 3
Well-known domestic and multinational companies turn to Campos Mello Advogados in corporate matters, particularly for mid-market M&A. In cross-border work, the firm benefits from its association with DLA Piper, giving it access to an extensive global network, and the team is well equipped to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions and restructurings. In one example, Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt and a team acted for Deere & Company in the acquisition of sprayer manufacturer PLA (which has operations in Brazil and Argentina), from Pampa Agribusiness Fund. Elsewhere, Fabiano Gallo and Carolina Sant’Angelo advised self-storage company GuardeAqui on its purchase of SelfStok. Luiz Augusto Osorio is a key contact in Rio de Janeiro.
Hydrocarbons Tier 3
In 2018, Campos Mello Advogados bolstered its practice with the hire of Paulo Lopes from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, who strengthens the team’s capability in upstream matters and M&A structuring. The group, which counts Chevron and Murphy Oil among its clients, also has strong supplementary expertise in infrastructure, finance and environmental matters. Leonardo Costa, David Leinig Meiler and consultant Sandoval Amui are recommended.
Insurance Tier 3
The 'talented', 'reliable' and 'extremely competent' insurance team at Campos Mello Advogados has a broad regulatory, transactional and claims practice. Its cross-border expertise is also of particular note. In a recent illustration, the team acted for QBE Brazil on the sale of its operations to Zurich, in a transaction that involved assets in multiple Latin American countries. 'Creative' and 'hands on' practice head Marcella Hill 'is the definition of what a lawyer should be'. Associate Guilherme Fernandes de Oliveira also receives praise.
Tax Tier 3
Campos Mello Advogados' standalone tax practice provides a comprehensive service. In consultancy, it advises domestic and international clients on direct and indirect tax, tax planning and transaction-related tax matters. Recent highlights in litigation included Humberto Marini's representation of the Brazilian subsidiary of a well-known international company in a case involving disallowance of interest expenses for corporate income tax purposes. Alex Jorge co-heads the department with Marini; the four-partner team also includes Rosana Gonzaga Jayme and Renato Lopes da Rocha.
Banking and finance Tier 4
The 'compact but highly focused group' at Campos Mello Advogados impresses with its 'high-quality work product', 'strong technical knowledge' and 'proactive and solution-oriented approach'. Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros ('one of the most knowledgeable partners in Brazil on financial regulation') and newly-promoted partner Jorge Luiz Gallo ('a younger partner with a broad range of experience') co-lead a 'responsive and creative' team which can draw on the wider firm's supplementary expertise in corporate, tax, real estate and infrastructure matters. Recent highlights included advising Rioprevidência - Fundo Único de Previdência Social do Estado do Rio de Janeiro on a $2bn securitisation of oil royalties, together with BB Investimentos and BNP Paribas. Other representative clients include China Construction Bank International, Deutsche Bank - Banco Alemão and Camargo Corrêa.
Capital markets Tier 4
Campos Mello Advogados’ group, which shines in debt matters, is best known for its close relationships with seasoned financial issuers and funds. In a recent example, department co-lead Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros advised Fundo Único de Previdência Social do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – Rioprevidência on a $2bn securitisation of oil royalties, together with BB Investimentos and BNP Paribas. Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt and Jorge Gallo also co-head the practice.
Electricity Tier 4
‘Pragmatic, results-oriented and responsive’, Campos Mello Advogados sets itself apart through its ‘practical approach, which ensures valuable advice’. The firm acted on several major projects over the past year, including assisting Statkraft Energias Renováveis on its agreement with EDP Energias do Brasil for the acquisition of a cluster of eight operational hydropower plants. Fabiano Gallo is commended as a ‘highly technical, reliable and responsive lawyer’.
Environment Tier 5
Campos Mello Advogados acts on risk assessment, licensing, crisis management and environmental due diligence matters, often related to infrastructure and construction projects. Recent mandates saw the team handle contentious cases for Grupo Vilela de Queiroz, Votorantim Cimentos and Walmart. Terence Trennepohl is 'extremely knowledgeable' and gives 'practical advice'.
Campos Mello Advogados > Firm Profile
Founded with more than 38 years by excellent professionals with legal practice experience, we advise Brazilian and global companies in Brazil, Latin America, Asia, the US, Europe and Oceania. We have legal excellence, global presence, full-service structure and professional management capable of identify new opportunities and demands to our clients.
With offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and New York, we operate throughout the national territory and we have the support of an experienced team of lawyers, specialized in different practice areas applied to various sectors of the market. As a result, we develop creative, innovative and secure legal solutions for each matter and client profile.
Our knowledge in peculiarities of each business sector of our clients is essential to create value solutions. And our structure, relatively horizontal, allow our partners to maintain continuous contact with clients and to know their track record and market.
Since March 2010, we have been working in cooperation with DLA Piper LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world located in more than 40 countries in all continents (www.dlapiper.com). This strategic relationship is a differentiator for CMA, allowing us to serve our clients and address their strategic business needs whether they do business in Brazil or abroad.
The firm started in the 1980s, with the foundation of LA Campos Mello Advogados by senior partners Luiz Antonio Campos Mello and Bernardo Buarque Schiller. The original firm has gone through mergers and demergers since then, coming to its current format.
- Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil
- London, UK
- Milan, Italy
- New York, USA
We offer a broad range of legal business services, with emphasis on the following areas: antidumping; antitrust; banking and project finance; bankruptcy and restructuring; commercial contracts; compliance/investigation, white-collar crime and cybersecurity; corporate and M&A, capital markets; employment/pensions and benefits; energy and Natural Resources; environmental; intellectual property and Data Protection; insurance; litigation and arbitration; projects and infrastructure, private wealth, real estate, regulatory and public law, Insolvency, sports and entertainment, and tax. Clients and industry sectors: 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; construction; consumer goods; energy power and water; banking services; Finance, health care; hospitality and leisure; industrial goods and services; infrastructure; insurance and reinsurance; life sciences; media and entertainment; mining; oil and gas; Pharmaceutical, Pulp and Paper industry, real estate; retail; shipping, transport and offshore; technology; telecommunications.
|Capital markets and Banking and project finance||Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros|
|Corporate, Mergers & Acquisition||Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt|
|Corporate, M&A and Real Estate||Fabio Perrone Campos Mello|
|Corporate, M&A, Infrastructure and Eletricity||Fabiano Gallo|
|Employment, Pensions and Benefits||Marcio Meira|
|Energy/natural resources||David Meiler|
|Litigation and arbitration||Leandro Rinaldi|
|Litigation and arbitration||Felipe Hermany|
|Real estate||Bernardo Buarque Schiller|
|Tax||Alex Moreira Jorge|
|Corporate, Mergers & Acquisition||Carolina Sant’Angelo|
|Real estate||Ivandro Ristum Trevelim|
|Capital markets and Banking and project finance||Jorge Gallo|
|Corporate, Mergers & Acquisition||Luiz Augusto Osorio|
|Corporate, Mergers & Acquisition||Marcelo Araujo Pereira|
|Employment, Pensions and Benefits||Mauricio Tanabe|
|Intellectual Property and Data Protection||Paula Mena Barreto|
|Oil & Gas||Paulo Almeida Lopes|
|Tax||Renato Lopes da Rocha|
|White Collar Crime, Compliance & Investigation||Ricardo Caiado Lima|
|Tax||Rosana Gonzaga Jayme|
|Oil & Gas||Sandoval Amui|
|Real estate||Theo Keiserman de Abreu|
|Patent and Life Science Litigation||Domiciano Noronha de Sá|
|Litigation and arbitration||Vinicius Pereira|
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|Mr Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt||View Profile|
|Mr Fabio Perrone Campos Mello||View Profile|
|Mr Theo Keiserman de Abreu||View Profile|
|Mr David Leinig Meiler||View Profile|
|Mr Paulo Lopes||View Profile|
|Mr Humberto Marini||View Profile|
|Mr Marcio Meira de Vasconcellos||View Profile|
|Mrs Paula Mena Barreto||View Profile|
|Mr Luiz Augusto Osorio||View Profile|
|Mr Vinicius Pereira||View Profile|
|Mr Leandro Rinaldi||View Profile|
|Mr Leonardo Rzezinski||View Profile|
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Staff FiguresOther fee-earners : 79 Total staff : 191
LanguagesPortuguese English (fluent) French Spanish Italian
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Brazil: Private Equity
Published: January 2020
Authors: Marcus Bitencourt Jorge Gallo Camila Caetano
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in Brazil.
Brazil: Real Estate
Published: November 2019
Authors: Fabio Campos Mello Camila Campos de Oliveira
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Real Estate laws and regulations that may occur in Brazil.