Paulo Almeida Lopes is a partner in the Oil and Gas practice of Campos Mello Advogados.

Paulo is an experienced legal executive, with an extensive practice in large multinational and local corporations in Brazil and on-the-job international experience in senior positions in Europe (London, The Hague) and in the United States (Houston). Before joining Campos Mello, he was a partner in a global law firm based in the United States.

For more than 15 years, Paulo has been a Statutory Vice President/Director and board member in various corporate entities of the Shell Group, Billiton Group, Vale Group and Raízen Group (a joint venture between Shell and Cosan for the production of sugar, ethanol, bioenergy and distribution of fuels/biofuels).

Paulo has led internal and external legal teams in the conduct of legal matters relevant to major corporations, with emphasis on such areas as oil & gas, energy, local and international M&A projects, infrastructure, retail, competition, local and international contracts, capital markets/financing, labor, environment, arbitration and strategic litigation, corporate governance/shareholders relations, ethics and compliance, trading and corporate structures.