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Fabio Campos Mello

Fabio Perrone Campos Mello

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Managing Partner, Campos Mello Advogados (cooperation firm)*

As managing partner of Campos Mello Advogados for over a decade, Fabio Perrone Campos Mello helped transform CMA into a full-service law firm. 

Fabio works alongside C-level executives, investors, developers and managers on matters related to business formation and establishing investment platforms for clients moving into new markets for the first time, cross-border portfolio acquisitions and restructuring, as well as real estate investments.

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

Fabio additionally advises domestic and international companies in real estate matters. He focuses on the development of large-scale real estate, hospitality and leisure, built-to-suit, construction and infrastructure projects.

His portfolio of clients includes big pharmas, large medical devices companies, clinical research organizations, multinationals and real estate investors entering into the Latin America market, investment funds and major players from the hospitality and leisure sector. 

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.


  • Advised a global medical technology company in a spinoff transaction upon divestiture of its advanced sterilization products (ASP) business to an industrial conglomerate company for an aggregate value of US$2.8 billion 
  • Advised a fund manager and the city of Ouro Preto in the negotiation, analysis and drafting of a purchase and sale agreement signed with Petrobras for the acquisition of Petrobras interests in the Pescada-Arabaiana Cluster, located in the Potiguar Basin in Rio Grande do Norte
  • Advised a petroleum company in all stages of the negotiation process related to a sale and purchase agreement with Petrobras for the acquisition of Fazenda Belém Cluster, located in the state of Ceará, Brazil
  • Assisted a real estate developer in the acquisition of a seaside greenfield real estate located in the Arpoador area, between Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, in Rio de Janeiro, where a high-profile residential building is under development
  • Assisted a hotel group in developing a project classified as a mixed-use luxury complex under construction, to be structured in fractional ownership, located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, a region of wine producers and canyons
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • OPM Harvard Business School, 2018
    Corporate Law, New York University Law School, LL.M in Corporate Law, 2002
    Georgetown University, Specialization in Foundations of American Law and Legal Education, 2001
    Fundação Getulio Vargas, M.B.A. in Economics and Corporate Law,  2000
    Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, B.A. in Law, 1998
  • LL.M., Corporate Law, New York University Law School, 2002
  • Specialization, Foundations of American Law and Legal Education, Georgetown University, 2001


Best Lawyers Brazil

  • Real Estate Law, 2020-2022
  • Lawyer of The Year - Real Estate Law (Brazil), 2019 

Latin Lawyer 250 Brazil

  • Real Estate & Tourism, 2020-2022
  • Corporate and M&A, 2020 and 2022

Leaders League – Brazil

  • Real Estate, 2019-2022
  • Corporate and M&A, 2016 and 2017
  • Private Equity, 2017

The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended, Brazil Corporate and M&A (2013 – 2015, 2017, 2022 – 2023)
  • Recommended, Brazil Real Estate (2012 – 2018, 2021 – 2024)

  • Who's Who Legal

    • Global Leader – Hospitality, 2020 and 2022
    • Global Leader - Real Estate, 2013- 2022
    • National Leader - Brazil - Real Estate, 2021
    • Thought Leaders - Brazil - Real Estate, 2021

    Chambers Latin America

    • Real Estate, 2012-2018
    • Corporate/M&A: 2010, 2015 and 2016

    IFRL 1000 

    • Corporate/M&A, 2013-2020
    • M&A, Capital Markets, Banking and Project Finance, 2014-2020

    Analise Advocacia

    • Real Estate Law, 2019


    • Co-author, "Private Equity Finds a Home - The Important Regulation Facing Venture Capital Investors in Brazil," International Financial Law Review, 2009
    • "The Boom of M&A Transactions in the Brazilian Real Estate Market, "International Real Estate Finance Review, 2008/2009


    • Speaker, International Bar Association Conference, Miami, February 2009
    • Speaker, "Investments in Brazil," Atlas Conference, New York, September 2008

    Prior Experience

    Fabio’s previous experience includes advising on mergers and acquisitions in the real estate and consumer good sectors at several major Brazilian firms. 

    Memberships And Affiliations

      • Young Presidents Organization
      • Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce
      • Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
      • Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP)
      • International Bar Association (IBA)
      • DLA Piper Americas Executive Committee
      • DLA Piper Global Board
      • Chairman, OAB/RJ Law Firm Management Committee



    +55 21 3262 3027
    (Work, São Paulo (Cooperation Firm))
    +55 21 3262 3000
    (Work, Rio de Janeiro)