Fabio Perrone Campos Mello is a “remarkable” practitioner who draws international recognition for his work in the hospitality and leisure sectors.
Fabio has an extensive practice in the areas of real estate, corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities, providing assistance with planning and structuring of business transactions and corporate activities, including incorporation of companies; corporate reorganizations and restructuring; and assembly of joint ventures, consortiums, associations, foundations, partnerships and other methods of organising businesses, activities and enterprises.
Fabio’s services also include guiding clients in the acquisition and disposition of corporate shareholdings or assets; executing due diligence procedures, divestitures, M&A transactions (including management buyouts and takeovers); and assisting in the acquisition or transfer of ownership of equity interests, minority shareholdings and the structuring of public offerings of shares.
He offers legal advice in all investment operations, directing Brazilian and foreign investors on mutual funds, investment companies and share portfolios.
Among his clients are Brazilian and international companies in many industry sectors, such as hospitality and leisure (hotels and resorts), infrastructure, financial and banking services (investment management and funds), real estate and transportation.
Fabio received the title of Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers ranking at the end of 2019.
Recent editions of Chambers Latin America recognised Fabio as a leading individual in corporate/m&a and real estate, being described by clients as “a lawyer with tremendous knowledge of international law and a Midas touch when it comes to drafting contracts” and also as “exceptionally client focused”.
Fabio Campos Mello, who takes the lead on corporate work and earns plaudits for his “professionalism and dedication to projects” (Latin Lawyer, 2018) and earns endorsements worldwide as one of the foremost real estate lawyers in Brazil (Who’s Who Legal, 2016).
Fabio Perrone Campos Mello is singled out by sources for his negotiation skills: "It is a pleasure to work with him - he is proactive and skilful during negotiations." He routinely represents leading names from the hospitality and leisure sector (Chambers Latin America, 2018)
Fabio began his career at Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados in 1997, remaining there until 2001, when he left for his LLM degree at New York University, upon his return he joined Demarest e Almeida Advogados.
In 2005, he joined Campos Mello as a partner, years after becoming its youngest managing partner.
He also led the negotiations with DLA Piper that resulted on the execution in 2010 of a cooperation agreement, which made Campos Mello Advogados one of the few international firms operating in Brazil.
Fabio also serves at the board of directors of several listed and non-listed companies, as well as a member of the board of OAB (Brazilian Bar Association) in Rio de Janeiro.