Antonio Carlos Tovo > Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper
SÃO PAULO, SP 04543-011

Work Department

Compliance and Investigation; Cybersecurity; Corporate Criminal




Antonio has more than 15 years of experience in corporate criminal law, representing and advising clients involved in criminal investigations and proceedings. He has advised Brazilian and foreign clients in a range of industries, including agriculture, logistics, infrastructure, real estate, pharmaceutical, healthcare, banking and finance, defense and arms, technology, hospitality, leisure and tobacco.

DLA Piper and Campos Mello Advogados (CMA) are separate and independent law firms, which work in cooperation with one another. Partners of DLA Piper are not partners of CMA; and CMA partners are not partners of DLA Piper.


English; Italian; Portuguese


Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina; Editorial Board of the Brazilian Journal for Criminal Sciences, Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM); Executive Committee of the Culturalistic Studies Institute (IEC); Editorial Board of the Journal of Criminal Studies (REC); Institute in Defense of the Right to a Fair Hearing (IDDD); Judge, Ethics Tribunal of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul


J.D. in Criminal Law, University of São Paulo; Master Degree in Criminal Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul; Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Compliance

Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper maintains a busy and successful compliance practice and is noted for its ‘clear and transparent communication‘. The department is well versed across the full range of compliance matters, with its recent workload including anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) and integrity due diligence, the implementation (and adaptation) of compliance programmes, training and internal investigations. In a significant development, criminal law, compliance and cybersecurity partner Antonio Tovo and associate Mellina Bulgarini Gerhardt joined the firm in August 2021 from Souto Correa Advogados, further expanding the practice and allowing it to handle white-collar criminal law matters and enforcement. The firm’s association with DLA Piper is also of benefit, particularly in multi-jurisdictional matters, and also gives the team access to a range of AI and IT tools. Highly regarded compliance expert Ricardo Caiado Lima  is able to ‘address sensitive issues and evaluate the paths for his clients‘. Associates André Lacerda Sampaio Ferraz and Poliana Szernek are also names to note. Since publication, Ana Júlia Andrade Vaz De Lima left the firm in October 2022.