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Carolina Caiado

Carolina Caiado

Partner, Campos Mello Advogados (cooperation firm)*
Carolina Caiado has over two decades of experience in assisting multinationals and Brazilian companies in government contracts, public procurement and regulatory matters. 
São Paulo
Head of Public Law

Carolina is a lawyer specialized in Administrative Law, Infrastructure and Regulated Sectors, with more than 20 years of experience. She worked as Legal Advisor for the State Secretariat of Economic Development of Minas Gerais, which gave her experience in public-private relations from the perspective of Public Administration.

Carolina's experience in Administrative Law covers a wide range of topics and sectors, demonstrating her deep knowledge and skills in this field. Specifically, Carolina has broad experience in Concessions, authorizations and PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships), assisting clients in structuring and implementing these complex projects. Her work ranges from assistance in the bidding stage to negotiation and drafting of contracts.
The partner is well versed in issues related to Regulatory Agencies, Courts of Auditors and Administrative Proceedings, knowing the rules and regulations governing these entities and providing legal advice to ensure proper compliance with their guidelines.

Carolina is renowned for her work in issues related to corruption and administrative improbity, government incentives and compliance in the public sector. Her expertise includes assisting companies in obtaining government benefits, implementing compliance programs, and providing legal advice to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

In Infrastructure and Regulated Sectors, Carolina assists domestic and foreign clients in projects related to Ports and Navigation; Airports; Highways; Railroads; Urban Mobility; Electricity Sector; Public Basic Sanitation; Urban Concessions; and Telecommunications.

With her broad experience in different areas of Administrative Law, Regulated Sectors and Infrastructure, Carolina is a highly skilled professional able to offer effective and strategic legal solutions to her clients.

DLA Piper and Campos Mello Advogados (CMA) are separate and independent law firms, which work in cooperation with one another. Partners of DLA Piper are not partners of CMA; and CMA partners are not partners of DLA Piper.
Bar admissionsSao Paulo, Brazil


Assisted a Brazilian multinational company in various matters relating to infrastructure facilities

Assistance to an American multinational pharmaceutical and  corporation in the sale and negotiation of COVID-19 vaccines to the Brazilian government

Assistance to a largest producers of steel, a Brazilian multinational company, in various matters relating to infrastructure facilities

Assistance of airport, highways, and power operators in public procurement proceedings for long-term concessions and privatizations

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
    • CEU Law School in Partnership with ISE Business School, LL.M. in Corporate Law, 2019
    • University of São Paulo Law School, LL.M. in Public Law, 2011
    • Federal University of Minas Gerais, Bachelor of Laws, 2003


Chambers Latin America

  • Noted Practitioner, Brazil Projects and Infrastructure (2019 – 2020)

The Legal 500 Latin America

  •  Recommended, Brazil Public Law (2024)
Additional Recognitions
  • Análise Advocacia 500 - Recognized as "one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil”:
    Regulatory – 2020 and 2021
    Steel and Mining – 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Análise Advocacia Mulher - Recognized as "one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil":
    Regulatory: 2022 and 2023
    Steel and Mining: 2022 and 2023
    Chemical and Petrochemical: 2022
    Compliance: 2022
    Real Estate: 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Recognized in Government Practice and Government Relations Practice: 2020 – 2024


"Brazil has been investing to expand the logistics and social infrastructure." February, 2023

Prior Experience

Before joining the firm, Carolina worked as a legal advisor for the State Secretariat of Economic Development of Minas Gerais, where she gained experience in public-private relations from the perspective of the public administration. She additionally practiced at several Brazilian full-service law firms. 



+55 11 3077 3517
(Work, Brasilia)