Through the longtime regular work we have been providing to our clients, along with a close follow-up of market developments, we have been able to foster a highly experienced and well regarded real estate practice.

We are used to deal with a diversified array of real estate legal needs, from simple to complex issues, advising Brazilian and international companies in many industry sectors, such as basic and advanced materials, business services, energy, financial and banking services (management and investment funds), hospitality and leisure, industrial goods and services, infrastructure, real estate and technology (telecommunications).

Among the services we provide, we highlight 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.
Preparation of instruments related to buying and selling,   swaps,   payment    in  kind,   constitution    of  mortgages, trust receipt of real estate holdings and surface rights, among others.
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.
Preparation of reviews and opinions on a diverse array of real estate subjects.
Development of operations related to securitization of real estate receivables, issuance of real estate debentures and creation of real estate investment funds (“FII”).

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

 Latin America: 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
The Legal 500: 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
Leaders League: 2019 and 2020

Bernardo Buarque Schiller
Chambers Latin America: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 (Statespeople)
The Legal 500: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
Best Lawyers: 2019

Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
Chambers Latin America: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017and 2018
Who’s Who Legal Brazil: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019
The Legal 500: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018- Recommended Lawyer
Best Lawyers: 2019 (Lawyer of The Year)

Ivandro Ristum Trevelim
Chambers Latin America: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
The Legal 500: 2018, 2019 and 2020

They have an experienced team and are a reference in the field.
– Chambers Latin America 2016

They have unparalleled experience in complex real estate transactions and are autonomous, focused and responsive.
– Chambers Latin America 2014


Key Contacts

Bernardo Buarque Schiller


T +55 21 3262 3004

Rio de Janeiro

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Fabio Perrone Campos Mello

Managing Partner

T +55 21 3262 3027

Rio de Janeiro

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Ivandro Ristum Trevelim


T +55 11 3077 3561

São Paulo

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Rafael Bussière


+55 21 3262-3048

Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília

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