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Antonio Tovo

Antonio Tovo


Legal Practice Areas

Compliance and Investigation, Cybersecurity, Corporate Criminal

São Paulo

T +55 11 3077 3500


  • Juris Doctor Degree in Criminal Law, University of São Paulo (USP), 2015 
  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), 2008 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), 2006 



Antonio C. Tovo is a partner in the Compliance and Investigation, Corporate Criminal Law and Cybersecurity practice at Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper. 

Antonio boasts extensive experience in Business Criminal Law, both in litigation (criminal investigations and proceedings) and in advice (legal opinions and memoranda), adding rigorous legal technique to the efficiency required by corporate clients. 


Antonio has represented clients in high-complexity criminal cases involving a large number of suspects/defendants and significant media exposure. He is also experienced in managing crises involving criminal and compliance matters. 


His client portfolio includes Brazilian and foreign companies in various industries such as agro, banking and financial services, hotels and leisure (hotels and resorts), defense and arms, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, infrastructure, real estate, technology, tobacco and logistics.



Recognized among the Most Admired Lawyers in Criminal and Compliance, full service category
Editorial Analysis: 2019 and 2020

Análise Advocacia – 2022

  Leading Lawyer em White-collar crime
The Legal 500: 2019

Leaders League – Dispute Resolution, Investigations & Insurance: Compliance: 2023

Excellence and Relationships

Campos Mello Advogados was the first full-service Brazilian law firm to consistently use the NPS (Net Promoter Score) method. In the first year using the method, the firm achieved grade 83.



Antonio has written numerous articles, chapters and books addressing legal matters, of which the most significant are:


  • Profile of contract fraud: trust and good faith on the threshold of unlawfulness [Perfil do estelionato contratual: confiança e boa-fé no limiar das esferas de ilicitude] Rio de Janeiro: GZ, 2016.
  • Nullities and limitation of the power to punish [Nulidades e limitação do poder de punir] Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris, 2010. 



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



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