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Maurício Mitsuru Tanabe


Maurício Tanabe is a partner at Campos Mello Advogados' Employment and Benefits practice, based in São Paulo.

Maurício focuses his practice in Brazilian labor and social security law, particularly with regard to collective labor matters and union relations. He advises clients on issues involving negotiations and collective matters, as in the negotiation of Profit Sharing Plans, collective bargaining agreements, roundtables, strikes, collective dismissal, restructuring process, mediations and labor disputes involving unions and labor authorities. He also provides legal advice on employment matters, immigration and outsourcing structures.

Mauricio's client list is extensive, and includes leading companies in energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, maritime and technology.

In addition to providing legal representation, Mauricio teaches "Complex Negotiation Strategies" to post-graduate and MBA students at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro, and is a visiting professor at Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (BUPT), Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hong Kong University. He lectures on complex negotiations in Latin America.

Before joining Campos Mello Advogados in 2016, Maurício served as partner at two prominent global and Brazilian law firms, managing their Employment & Benefits practices in Latin America. In addition, Mauricio worked as the Labor Legal Manager at a telecom company and was responsible for labor litigation and advising on preventive measures, providing representation in collective bargaining agreement negotiations, managing outsourced contracts, and overseeing occupational health and safety services.


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
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School 2010

  • Master's Degree, International Management, FGV/EBAPE 2008
  • Specialization Degree, Labor and Social Security Law, Universidade de São Paulo 2000


  • Chambers Latin America
    Band 5, Labour and Employment (2021)
    Up and Coming, Labour and Employment (2018-2020) 
  • Chambers Brazil
    Band 4, Labour & Employment (2023)
    Band 5, Labour and Employment (Contentious) (2021-2022)
  • Ranked in "Advocacia 500" 2017 - 2019
Excellence and Relationship

Campos Mello Advogados was the first full-service Brazilian law firm to consistently use the NPS (Net Promoter Score) method. In the first year using the method, the firm achieved grade 83.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo chapters
  • Member of the São Paulo Engineering Association



+55 11 3077 3521
(Work, São Paulo (Cooperation Firm))