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13 January 20223 minute read

Campos Mello Advogados advises John Textor in acquisition of 90 percent share of Brazilian football club Botafogo

Campos Mello Advogados (CMA), in cooperation with DLA Piper, represented John Textor in the negotiation and execution of a binding offer for the acquisition of 90 percent of the capital stock of Brazilian football club Botafogo.


“It was a pleasure to bring together our market-leading transactional capabilities, experience handling cross-border deals and knowledge of the sports sector to facilitate this transaction,” said CMA partner Jorge Gallo, who led the firm’s deal team.


In addition to Gallo (São Paulo), the Campos Mello Advogados team advising on the deal included CMA Managing Partner Fabio P. Campos Mello and Flavia Ferreira.


With more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex cross-border transactions seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for 11 consecutive years, according to Mergermarket.


DLA Piper's market-leading international team of sports lawyers has advised on some of the most significant transactions in the sports industry, including multi-billion dollar acquisitions and sales of sports franchises, joint ventures, stadium and arena developments, team financings, media and sponsorship arrangements, and regulatory and administrative issues.