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Marcelo Frazão


Marcelo Frazão is a partner of Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper and co-head Energy and Natural Resources sector, based in Rio de Janeiro. He advises Brazilian and foreign clients mainly on oil and gas, shipping and energy transition projects in Brazil. 

Marcelo has extensive experience in mergers and acquisition, finance and multijurisdictional projects involving ships, maritime terminals and offshore infrastructure works, including with respect to oil and LNG terminals, floating storage regasification units (FSRU), floating production storage and offloading units (FPSO) and subsea construction works. In addition, he has significant experience in project finance related to energy assets and in advising Asian investors on projects in Brazil.

Marcelo is frequently sought by specialized publications to provide comments on controversial issues in Brazil. He is praised by clients as being responsive and extremely business-oriented, with a great knowledge of the Brazilian oil and gas and shipping markets, acquired over more than 15 years of experience. In the past few years, Marcelo has also been actively involved in energy transition works in Brazil, including large scale LNG-to-power projects.

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 admissionsRio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent), Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)


  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    2022 - Recommended, Brazil Energy and Natural Resources: Hydrocarbons


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

"Natural gas production and pipeline transportation & storage" February, 2022

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Chapters
  • Member of Brazilian Association of Maritime Law
  • Member of Norwegian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce



+55 21 3262 3000
(Work, Rio de Janeiro)