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Jorge Gallo

Jorge Gallo

Partner
Co-Leader of Media, Sport, Gaming and Entertainment – Latin America
“Jorge is very attentive to market changes and was able to bring his experience to the new corporate structure in Brazil, taking lead in this very promising new market.”
Chambers Brazil, 2023
About

Jorge Gallo is a partner in Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper Brazil and Head of Sport sector, with focus in M&A and Finance transactions. 

Jorge has a vast knowledge and experience in structured and complex transactions involving sport law, advising investors, soccer clubs and agency companies in corporate reorganizations, M&A transactions, debt restructuring, securitization of receivables, complex structures (via Investment Funds) to invest in economic rights of soccer players, acquisition of legal claims before FIFA/CAS and issuing opinions related to several subjects including restrictions for assignment of economic rights and rights related to the solidarity mechanism.

Jorge has brought to Campos Mello his years’ experience working at soccer clubs in Brazil and Portugal (Desportivo Brasil and Estoril), both belonging to the Traffic Sport Group. Jorge also worked for several years in the Corporate and Finance practice at a Brazilian full-service law firm, and at DLA Piper – Miami in 2016.

Jorge has also experience in domestic and international capital markets transactions, project finance work and contractual matters. He has advised on issues involving the negotiation and preparation of documents related to capital markets transactions, credit assignment agreements, credit facility agreements and project finance. 

Recent editions of Chambers Brazil recognized Jorge as a leading individual, earning strong praise from market participants: “He is available 24 hours a day and is very objective” and “he knows to adapt operations to the client’s needs”. Jorge has also been recognized recently by Leaders League as "leading individual in Sports Law.”

 

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, BrazilSao Paulo, Brazil
Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Education
  • M.B.A., Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (INSPER) 2016
  • LL.M., Sports Law, Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Desportivo 2010
  • LL.M., Corporate Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas 2010

Awards

  • Chambers Brazil: Transactional
    • Band 5, Brazil Banking & Finance (2023)
  • Chambers Global
    • Recognized, Banking & Finance (2016-2019)
  • Chambers Latin America
    • Associate to Watch, Brazil Banking & Finance (2016-2018)
  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    • Next Generation Partner, Brazil Banking and Finance (2018-2019, 2021-2024)
    • Recommended, Brazil Capital Markets (2019, 2021-2024)
  • IFLR 1000
    • Rising Star and Recommended Lawyer, Banking, Project Finance, Merger and Acquisition (2016-2021)
    •  Highly Recommended Lawyer, Banking and M&A (2016-2023)
    • Notable Practitioner, Capital markets: Debt and Project Finance (2016-2023)
  • Analise Advocacia 500
    • Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil in:
    • Bank Sector (2018-2024)
    • Financial Operations (2022-2024)
    • Regulatory (2021)
  • Leader's League Brazil
    • Highly recommended, Banking and Finance (2017-2024)
    • Recommended, Debt Capital Markets DCM (2020-2024)
    • Recommended, Sports Law (2023)

Publications

  • "Naked Short-Selling," Latin Lawyer
  • Co-author, "Brazil: Private Equity (2nd Edition)," The Legal 500: Private Equity 2nd Edition Country Comparative Guide, January 2020

Prior Experience

  • General Legal Counsel at Traffic Sports, responsible for the soccer clubs
  • Finance and M&A Associate at international law firm from Magic Circle 
 

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Chapters

Connect

Phone

+55 11 3077 3576
(Work, São Paulo (Cooperation Firm))