CORPORATE, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AND CAPITAL MARKETS

We are able to offer our clients a well regarded corporate practice that has matured through the years.

We are used to deal with a diversified array of corporate transactions, from simple deals to highly complex operations, advising Brazilian and international companies in many industry sectors, such as aerospace and defense, basic and advanced materials (chemicals), business services, consumer goods, energy and water, financial and banking services, hospitality and leisure, industrial goods and services, infrastructure, life sciences, real estate, retail, technology and transportation.

Specifically in regard to mergers and acquisitions, we have significant experience across a wide range of transactions, including public-to-public deals, public-to-private deals, private-to-private deals, divisional or asset sales, distressed company deals through bankruptcy or other structures, cross-border transactions, and joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Among the services we provide in the corporate area, we highlight legal assistance in a broad variety of transactions, such as:

  • Planning and structuring of business transactions and corporate activities.
  • Incorporation of civil and commercial companies.
  • Corporate reorganizations and restructuring.
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including management buy-outs and takeovers.
  • Creation of joint ventures, consortiums, associations, foundations, partnerships, and other methods of organizing business, activities, and enterprises.
  • Due diligence procedures.
  • Acquisition or transfer of ownership of equity interests, minority shareholdings, and the structuring of public offerings of shares.
  • Acquisition and selling of corporate shareholdings or assets.

In the private equity realm, we are well versed in the latest fund terms and practices, as well as the current market for investments, deal structures and unique multi-layered financings.
We also offer legal services in all investment operations related to  capital markets,  directing  Brazilian and foreign investors on mutual funds, investment companies and shared portfolios.

MARKET RECOGNITION

Our practice has been recognized by leading publications that rank firms and lawyers based on the feedback from clients:

  • Leading firm in Corporate / M&A
Chambers Global: 2011, 2012, 2013 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Chambers Latin America: 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
IFLR 1000: 2013, 2014, 2015,  2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
The Legal 500: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,  2016, 2017 and 2018
Leaders League: 2019

  • Leading firm in Capital Markets
Chambers Global: 2014 and 2015
Chambers Latin America: 2014 and 2015
IFLR 1000: 2013, 2014, 2015,  2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
The Legal 500: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Leaders League: 2019

  • Recognized firm in Corporate/M&A
PLC Which Lawyer?: 2010 and 2012

  • One of the most admired Brazilian firms in Corporate
Análise Advocacia 500: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016

Campos Mello has a team full of intelligent and highly capable lawyers that handle our work with a very practical approach.
– Chambers Latin America 2016

 They are committed, pragmatic and easy to reach. I would definitely work with then again.
– Chambers Latin America 2015

 The lawyers we have worked with are dedicated, proactive and very string technically.
– Chambers Latin America 2015

 The service has been outstanding; the lawyers have been extremely responsive, timely and flexible with our schedules, concerns and questions. They have a strong presence in Latin America.
Client, Chambers Latin America 2015

 

Key Contacts

Carolina Sant’Angelo

Partner

T +55 11 3077 3551

São Paulo

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Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt

Partner

T +55 21 3262 3008

Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

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Marcelo Araujo Pereira

Partner

T +55 11 3077 3532

São Paulo

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Fabiano Gallo

Partner

T +55 11 3077 3574

São Paulo

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Roberto Vianna do R. Barros

Partner

T +55 11 3077 3513

São Paulo

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Fabio Perrone Campos Mello

Managing Partner

T +55 21 3262 3027

Rio de Janeiro

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Luiz Augusto Osorio

Partner

T +55 21 3262 3047

Rio de Janeiro

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