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Carolina Marcondes Sant'Angelo

Carolina Marcondes Sant'Angelo

Corporate, M&A, and Venture Capital

Carolina Sant’Angelo has years of experience in M&A (local and cross-broader), joint-ventures and venture capital transactions in different sectors.

Her experience also includes general corporate advice, corporate governance, multijurisdictional corporate reorganizations, as well as advice involving complex business contracts. She has a very practical and business-oriented approach.

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 admissionsSao Paulo, Brazil


Carolina´s client portfolio includes Brazilian and foreign companies in different industries, especially pharmaceuticals and technology.

  • Part of the international team advising an American multinational conglomerate on multiple corporate reorganizations, including reorganizations that preceded the disposal of part of the company's overseas Lighting business, and a spin-off and merger of its Transport business with WABTEC Corporation
  • Acted for the largest independent insurance distribution platform in the UK and one of the 20 largest insurance brokerage groups in the world, on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of MDS SGPS, SA from the SONAE Group and IPLF Holding S.A.
  • Acted for a cosmetic provider in the sale of its Brazilian subsidiary in the cosmetics industry
  • Participated in the team leading the negotiation and execution of a commercial partnership between a major Brazilian pharmaceutical company and a publicly listed Canadian biopharma in relation to cannabidiol-based product
  • Portuguese
  • English
    • New York University, Master of Laws, 2013
    • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Graduate Studies in Commercial Law, 2010
    • Getúlio Vargas College, Specialization in Business Administration, 2008
    • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Bachelor's Degree in Law, 2004 
  • Graduate Studies in Corporate Law, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), 2010
  • Specialization in Business Law, Getúlio Vargas College (FGV-SP), 2008


The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended, Brazil Corporate and M&A: High-end (2024)
  • Recommended, Brazil Corporate and M&A (2018 – 2019, 2021 – 2023)
  • Recommended, Brazil Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity: Renewable Energy (2018)
Additional Recognitions
  • Recognized by “Análise Advocacia Mulher” one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil in Business Contracts: 2018
  • IFLR 1000 Brazil - Recognized as “Notable Practitioner” in M&A: 2020 – 2023




IFLR 1000 - M&A Report 2020: Brazil 

Prior Experience

Carolina career worked in renowned law firms, always focusing on corporate law and M&A transactions. She joined Campos Mello Advogados in 2014 and became a partner in 2018.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo Chapter



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