Fabiano Gallo

Fabiano Gallo

He / him
Partner, Campos Mello Advogados (cooperation firm)*
São Paulo
Head of the Corporate Practice in Brazil; Energy and Natural Resources sector;

Latam Practice Group Regional Co-Leader, Corporate M&A do DLA Piper

Fabiano Gallo is a partner in Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper and is the Co-Head of both the LatAm corporate area and the Energy & Natural Resources Sector, based in São Paulo.

Fabiano is constantly engaged in complex M&A transactions, and in project development and implementation. With solid experience, he has a practical approach of matters and helps clients with solutions customized to their strategy. 
Gallo has also sat as a Board member for both local and multinational companies operating in Brazil, especially in the energy industry. Fabiano’s clientele includes multiple Brazilian and foreign companies from different industries, including industrial goods and services, energy and infrastructure, defense and safety, foods and beverages, telecommunications, and retail.
Throughout his career, Gallo has had the opportunity to participate in more than 100 M&A and Joint Ventures operations (both internationally and locally).
Fabiano is recognized and a ‘lead lawyer’ by the most prominent legal rankings, including Chambers Global, Chambers Brasil, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Leaders League, Best Lawyers and Análise Advocacia.

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 admissionsPernambuco, BrazilRio de Janeiro, Brazil


Fabiano Gallo is a partner in Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper and co-head of the Corporate practice and Energy and Natural Resources sector, based in Sao Paulo.

Gallo practices in different areas of law, with special emphasis in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, listed companies and corporate governance, foreign investment, energy and infrastructure.

Over the years, Gallo has participated in more than 100 deals, especially M&A and Joint Ventures transactions (cross-border and local operations).
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Executive Program - Mergers & Acquisitions, Harvard Law School 2019
  • Post-Graduate Degree, Corporate Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo 2000
  • B.A., Law, Universidade de São Paulo 1998


Chambers Brazil: Transactional

  • Band 4, Brazil Corporate/M&A (2022 - 2023)
  • Band 5, Brazil Corporate/M&A (2021)

Chambers Global

  • Band 4, Brazil Corporate/M&A (2021, 2023)
  • Band 5, Brazil Corporate/M&A (2017-2020, 2022, 2024)

Chambers Latin America

  • Band 4, Brazil Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (2021)
  • Band 5, Brazil Corporate/M&A (2017-2020)

The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Leading Lawyer, Brazil Corporate and M&A: High-end (2024)
  • Recommended, Brazil Corporate and M&A (2013, 2016, 2018 – 2019, 2021 – 2023)
  • Recommended, Brazil Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity (and Renewable Energy) (2013 – 2019, 2021 – 2024)
  • Recommended, Brazil Projects and Infrastructure (2016, 2018)
 Additional Recognitions
  • IFLR 1000 Brazil
    • Practice area: Banking, M&A, Project Development, Project Finance (2015-2023)
    • Industry sector: Energy, Government and Public Policy, Industrials and Manufacturing, Investment Management, Social Infrastructure (2020-2023) 
  • Leaders League Brazil
    • M&A and Corporate Law (2018-2022)
    • Projects & Infra. (2018-2023)
  • Best LawyersBrazil (2018-2019, 2021-2022)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 Brazil - Corporate and M&A (2020-2024)

Pro Bono

Fabiano Gallo worked in the cases Support for 2021 Lab Winners for DLA Piper LLP (UK) and Project Energy – Rio for MIT Reap / Brasil.


  • "Electricity Regulation in Brazil," Practical Law Global Guide, 2015/2016
  • Global Legal Insights Mergers & Acquisitions – Fourth Edition, Global Legal Group, 2015
  • Global Legal Insights Mergers & Acquisitions – Third Edition, Global Legal Group, 2014

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Brazilian Institute of Energy Law (IBDE)
  • Brazilian Association of Biogas (ABiogás)



+55 11 3077 3574
(Work, São Paulo (Cooperation Firm))