Managing Partner: Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
Partners: Alex Moreira Jorge, Bernardo Buarque Schiller, Carolina Sant’Angelo, David Meiler, Domiciano Sá, Fabiano Gallo, Felipe Hermanny, Humberto Marini, Ivandro Trevelim, Jaqueline Suryan, Jorge Gallo. Leandro Rinaldi, Leonardo Rzezinski, Luiz Augusto Osorio, Marcio Meira, Marcus Bitencourt, Marcella Hill, Marcelo Araujo, Mauricio Tanabe, Paulo Lopes, Paula Mena Barreto, Renato Lopes, Ricardo Caiado, Roberto Vianna, Rosana Gonzaga, Theo Keiserman, Vinicius Pereira
Number of partners: 28
Number of lawyers: 90
Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Founded more than 38 years ago by excellent and experienced legal professionals, Campos Mello Advogados (CMA) advises Brazilian and global companies in Brazil, Latin America, Asia, the US, Europe and Oceania. The firm has legal excellence, global presence, full service structure and professional management capable of identifying new client opportunities and demands. The firm’s knowledge in the particulars of each of its clients’ business sector is essential to create valued solutions. The firm’s structure, relatively uniform, allows partners to maintain continuous contact with clients, strengthening their knowledge of track records and markets. Since March 2010, CMA has 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 crucial component of the firm’s business as it enables lawyers to serve clients and address their strategic business needs whether they do business in Brazil or abroad.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Project Finance:
With a profound knowledge of the Brazilian banking regulation, especially in regard to foreign bank activities, the firm offers assistance in a broad range of banking operations as well as financing skills to make infrastructure and industrial projects viable.
The firm’s practice advises on all aspects of business contracts and agreements, including assistance in local and international negotiations and consultancy on importation and exportation procedures.
Corporate & M&A:
The firm can handle a diversified array of corporate transactions, from simple deals and cross border transactions, to highly complex M&A operations, as well as assistance in the venture capital and private equity industry.
The capital markets area is gaining experience in operations involving real estate investment funds and private equity funds.
Employment, Pensions & Benefits:
The firm has a very responsive practice that offers assistance in a variety of activities, including consultancy on human resources strategic issues and representation in litigation and collective civil actions.
The firm offers full service assistance in regulatory maritime, contractual, corporate and tax matters to effectively and efficiently support all clients’ legal needs.
With a united approach, the firm handles all environmental-related issues placing particular emphasis on licensing, compliance counselling, waste management and litigation.
Intellectual Property & Data Protection:
The firm provides assistance on the negotiation, drafting and registration of transfer of technology, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software, franchise, patent and industrial design related agreements, offering clients a broad view and adoption of effective measures in other related areas such as tax, corporate and regulatory.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
The practice offers corporate insurance and all aspects of non-contentious advice, with significant experience in advising clients on complex corporate and insurance regulatory matters in Brazil and in Europe.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm’s dispute resolution practice can handle matters of arbitration, administrative and judicial disputes and the representation of clients in a broad range of issues including antitrust, bankruptcy, business, regulatory, corporate and taxation matters.
White Collar, Compliance & Investigation:
With a technical advantage in the market, this group has experience in the prevention and litigation of any wrongdoing.
Preventive: Risk assessment and implementation of compliance programs, policies and procedures.
Investigative: Independent conduction or support in internal, regulatory and government investigations.
Reactive: Representation of companies and its representatives as victims or defendants in criminal proceeding related to business activity.
The team is ideally positioned to service the needs of high net worth individuals as it works on matters involving tax, succession law, corporate and real estate.
Projects & Infrastructure:
The team has solid experience in structuring and financing infrastructure projects, including toll roads, subways, light rail vehicles, airports and ports. It has also worked on several PPP financing transactions.
As a leading firm in this practice area for several years in Brazil, CMA’s real estate team deals with different demands including structuring and development of real projects, shopping malls and hotel complexes, drafting of agreements and general consultancy.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
The firm’s practice has a strong background in representing clients on in and out-of-court restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings, credit recovery, and distressed assets sales and acquisitions.
Sports & Entertainment:
The firm provides services in the sports, entertainment and media sectors, including drafting of a wide variety of contracts and agreements and assistance with Brazilian and international sports law.
With an experienced background in tax, the firm can handle an array of demands, from consulting and planning services to highly specialised litigation, especially in oil and gas activities.
Over the years, CMA’s clients have championed the firm’s ready availability and accessibility fulfilling their needs in the required time frame. During this time, the firm has also developed fruitful and long-lasting 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; baking services; finances, health care; hospitality and leisure; industrial, 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.