Oduvaldo Lara Júnior

Partner, Campos Mello Advogados (cooperation firm)*

Oduvaldo Lara is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, joint ventures, foreign investments, corporate reorganizations and corporate advice for public and privately held companies, business groups, foreign investors and private equity funds.

He represents Brazilian and international conglomerates in various industries, as well as significant stockholders, in relation to legal issues of strategic importance for businesses, investments and assets in Brazil, including wealth management and succession planning.

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 admissionsBrazil
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Specialization in Business Management, São Paulo Business School, 2009
  • Master of Business Administration Degree with focus on Corporate Finance and International Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation, 2008  
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law, Mackenzie Presbyterian University


The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended, Brazil Corporate and M&A: High-end (2024)
  • Recommended, Brazil Corporate and M&A (2018-2019, 2022-2023)

Leaders League

  • Corporate Law and M&A (2019–2021)

Latin Lawyer 250

  • Corporate Law and M&A (2018–2020)

Prior Experience

Before joining the firm, Oduvaldo practiced at several law firms, including a US-based firm. He additionally worked as in-house counsel for large multinational and Brazilian companies, where he led projects involving corporate law, civil litigation, contract law, corporate governance and compliance.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Brazilian Public Company Association
  • Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Rio Grande do Sul
  • São Paulo Lawyers Association



+55 11 3077 3500
(Work, São Paulo (Cooperation Firm))