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Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
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Fabio Perrone Campos Mello

Managing Partner

Legal Practice Areas

Real Estate, Private Wealth


Hospitality and Leisure, Real Estate

Rio Janeiro

+55 (21) 3262 3000

São Paulo

+55 (11) 3077 3500

Fabio Perrone Campos Mello is the Managing Partner of Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper.


He has extensive experience in the Real Estate, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities areas, providing assistance in planning and structuring operations and business activities, including the incorporation of companies, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, the structuring of joint ventures, consortiums, associations, foundations, societies and other means of organizing businesses, activities, and companies.


Fabio’s services include guiding clients in the acquisition and disposition of corporate shareholdings or assets; executing due diligence procedures; executing divestitures and M&A transactions (including management buyouts and takeovers); assisting in the acquisition or transfer of ownership of equity interests, minority shareholdings and structuring public offerings of shares.


He provides legal advice on all investment transactions, advising Brazilian and foreign investors regarding mutual funds, investment companies and equity portfolios.


In 2021, he contributed to a chapter of “The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides”, commenting on the main points of the laws, regulations, and best practices for drug advertising and promotion. applicable to the pharmaceutical industry.


In 2022, he taught a Magna class for law students at the Faculdade Estácio de Sá. On the occasion, he addressed topics such as career development and perspectives for lawyers today. 


Among his clients are Brazilian and foreign companies that operate in different sectors of the market, such as hotels and leisure (hotels and resorts), infrastructure, financial and banking services (administration and investment funds), real estate, and transportation.


Recent editions of Chambers Latin America recognized Fabio as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A and Real Estate, being described by clients as “a lawyer with tremendous knowledge of international law and a Midas touch when it comes to drafting contracts” and being “exceptionally client focused.”


Fabio Campos Mello, who takes the lead on corporate work and earns plaudits for his “professionalism and dedication to projects”. – Latin Lawyer, 2018


Fabio Perrone Campos Mello earns endorsements worldwide as one of the foremost real estate lawyers in Brazil. – Who’s Who Legal, 2016


Fabio Perrone Campos Mello is a well-known figure in the Brazilian market and is recognized for his invaluable sector experience. – Who’s Who Legal, 2016


Fabio Perrone Campos Mello is singled out by sources for his negotiation skills: “It is a pleasure to work with him – he is proactive and skilful during negotiations.” He routinely represents leading names from the hospitality and leisure sectors. – Chambers Latin America, 2018


Fabio started his career at Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados in 1997, remaining there until 2001, when he left to pursue his master’s degree in law at the University of New York. Upon returning, he joined the law firm Demarest e Almeida Advogados.


In 2005, he joined Campos Mello as a partner and, a few years later, became the firm’s newest managing partner.


Fabio also serves on the Board of Directors of several open and private companies, in addition to being a member of the OAB (Brazilian Bar Association) in Rio de Janeiro.



  • Best Lawyers – Brazil

Real Estate Law: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

Lawyer of The Year – Real Estate Law (Brazil): 2019

  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Brazil

Real Estate & Tourism: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

Corporate and M&A: 2020, 2022 and 2023

  • Leaders League – Brazil

Real Estate: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

Corporate and M&A: 2016, 2017 and 2023

Private Equity: 2017

  • Legal 500 – Latin America

Corporate and M&A: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2022 and 2023

Real Estate: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023

  • Who’s Who Legal

Global Leader – Hospitality: 2020 and 2022

Global Leader – Real Estate: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

National Leader – Brazil – Real Estate: 2021 and 2022

Thought Leaders – Brazil – Real Estate: 2021

  • Chambers Latin America

Real Estate: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Corporate/M&A: 2010, 2015 and 2016

  • IFRL 1000

M&A: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

Banking (Practice area): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

Capital markets: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

Real estate, Banking (sector), Financial services, Tourism, Transport: 2020, 2021 and 2022

  • Análise Advocacia

Real Estate Law: 2019



  • OPM Harvard Business School, 2018
  • M., Corporate Law, New York University Law School, 2002
  • Specialization, Foundations of American Law and Legal Education, Georgetown University 2001
  • B.A., Economics and Corporate Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas 2000
  • A. Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro 1998


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