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Bernardo Buarque Schiller
"For me, the CMA culture represents tradition, innovation, friendship and dynamism."

Bernardo Buarque Schiller


Legal Practice Areas

Real Estate


Real Estate


Rio Janeiro

+55 (21) 3262 3000

Bernardo Buarque Schiller is co-founder of Campos Mello Advogados and a partner in the firm’s real estate practice.


He has an extensive practice in the areas of real estate and civil litigation, representing a wide variety of leading real estate construction companies and developers. 


He started his extensive experience in the public sector in 1974, when he passed the public exam for the Public Attorney’s Office of the state of Guanabara – currently state of Rio de Janeiro –, acting initially as a public defense attorney within the Civil and Probate Chambers and later as a public attorney within the Criminal Chambers, as well as a curator within the Bankruptcy and Judicial Recovery courts. 


Between 1977 and 1996, he was also chief advisor in the Legal Advisory of the Planning and Coordination Secretariat of the state of Rio de Janeiro (1988–1989) and Chief Advisor in the Civil Affairs Office of the state of Rio de Janeiro (1990–1991). A few years later, between 1998 and 1999, he was Chief Advisor in the Civil Law Advisory of the Attorney General’s Office of the state of Rio de Janeiro. 


In 1997, Bernardo became partner at LA Campos Mello Advogados, the firm that preceded now Campos Mello Advogados – which he and Luiz Antônio Campos Mello founded in 2005.




  • Chambers Brazil: Recognized as Senior Statespeople in Real Estate: 2021 – 2023
  • Chambers Latin America: Recognized as Senior Statespeople in Real Estate: 2011 – 2021
  • Legal 500 – Latin America: Recognized as Hall of Fame in Real Estate: 2012 – 2024
  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Brazil: Mentioned Lawyer in Real Estate & Tourism: 2020- 2024
  • Who’s Who Legal
    • Recognized as Global Leader – Real Estate: 2020 – 2023
    • Recognized as National Leader – Brazil – Real Estate: 2020 – 2022
    • Recognized as Thought Leaders – Brazil – Real Estate: 2022
  • Analise Advocacia: Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil in Real Estate: 2018 and 2019
  • Best Lawyers – Brazil: Recognized in Real Estate Law: 2014-2023



Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Brazilian Lawyers (IAB)




  • B.A. in Law, Universidade da Guanabara (currently Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), 1972