Campos Mello Advogados

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Firm Overview:

We are a full-service law firm operating for over 40 years, present in relevant financial centers in Brazil and the world. With offices in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, New York and London, and over 260 employees, we endeavor to assist domestic and international clients with their legal needs. Our client portfolio comprises from Brazilian, multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses oriented towards developing leading technologies in their industries. For over 10 years, we have worked in cooperation with DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms, affording us access to over 5,000 lawyers located in over 40 countries, including Nordic countries, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. CMA’s broad service platform and market presence meet the needs of clients of all sizes and from all industries. We have a unique combination of a local traditional corporate law firm and an international giant, resulting outstanding service and an ability to deliver high quality results that live up to the highest market standards.

Managing Partners: Fabio Campos Mello

Number of partners: 41

Number of other lawyers: 148

 

Main Areas of Expertise:

Banking, Finance & Infrastructure:

Among the services the firm provides in the banking and financing arena, it highlights legal assistance covering a broad variety of transactions, such as: Assetbacked securitisation and related transactions; debt restructuring; equity and debt offerings of Brazilian private and governmental issuers, both domestic and offshore; equity participations through common and preferred stock investments; export prepayment financing, among others.

Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets:

Among the services the firm provides in the corporate area, it highlights legal assistance in a broad variety of transactions, such as: planning and structuring of business transactions and corporate activities; acquisition or transfer of ownership of equity interests, minority shareholdings, and the structuring of public offerings of shares.; corporate reorganisations and restructuring; mergers and acquisitions, including management buyouts and takeovers; acquisition and selling of corporate shareholdings or assets, among others.

Energy and Natural Resources:

We function as an extension of your team and walk together for the structuring, development and implementation of projects involving several power sources (oil & gas, wind, solar, hydro). We have a multidisciplinary energy team with expertise in corporate, contractual, regulatory, real estate, tax, environmental and project development and project finance matters, prepared to provide consultancy and advice for our clients in all the stages of the projects, from planning to operation, encompassing legal, business and strategic aspects.

Employment, Pensions & Benefits:

Among the services the firm provides its clients in regard to Brazilian employment matters, it highlights legal assistance in a wide variety of activities, such as: consultancy in relation to strategic human resources decisions, such as hiring, termination and professional development; outsourcing of services; compensation packages; profit or results sharing plans; stock options; drafting of internal regulations; advising as regards practices to avoid claims involving moral harassment/ damages claims; representation of clients involved in employment-related litigation in Brazil, advising clients in pre-litigation scenarios aimed at avoiding claims, among others.

Real Estate:

Among the services the firm provides, it highlights legal assistance in a wide variety of real estate transactions, such as: structuring and development of highly complex projects, incorporations, condominiums and subdivisions; structuring and development of shopping malls, hotel complexes, amusement parks and entertainment- related developments; drafting of construction, built-to-suit and lease agreements; due diligence procedures related to evaluation of corporate real estate holdings and viability of real estate property acquisitions; structuring of joint ventures and consortiums to operate in the real estate market, among others.

Tax:

The firm regularly advises clients in connection with: taxation of non-resident revenues and capital gains earned in Brazil; taxation of information technology and communication; taxation of agribusiness and industry-related tax benefits, among others. The team is also specialised in rendering tax litigation, acting both in the administrative and judicial spheres, at the federal, state and municipal levels. In summary, the firm’s tax litigation practice encompasses the following services: strategic litigation aiming at eliminating/ reducing the impact of indirect taxes levied on specific products, processed by large multinational companies; assistance with social security tax matters is also provided; lawsuits seeking recognition of the validity of sophisticated tax planning undertaken by large multinational companies, disregarded by the tax authorities, among others.

International Work:

The firm offers 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. 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.

Languages: More than 4 languages.

Key Contacts

Managing Partner

Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
fcamposmello@cmalaw.com

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 4

5.6

Capital Markets
Band 4

4.0

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 4

4.0

Compliance
Band 3

6.0

Corporate/M&A
Band 3

7.2

Data Protection
Band 3

6.0

Electricity
Band 4

4.0

Environment
Band 4

4.0

Insurance
Band 2

8.0

Oil & Gas
Band 3

6.0

Projects
Band 2

8.0

Real Estate
Band 1

9.0

Real Estate & Tourism
Band 1

Tax
Band 3

6.7

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