Souza, Mello e Torres is a multidisciplinary firm that allies the expertise of renowned lawyers in transactional practice and young lawyers with solid academic background, providing personalised high-standard legal services. Our team comprises around 30 attorneys who are closely involved with the clients’ most relevant business transactions and most critical disputes in various integrated practice areas. We have offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Souza, Mello e Torres was founded by Luis Antonio Semeghini de Souza, Carlos José Rolim de Mello and Clovis Torres, who are consistently acknowledged by the most reputable independent publications such as Chambers and Partners, International Financial Law Review and Who’s Who Legal as among the leading practitioners in Brazil.
Our lawyers hold degrees from the most prestigious Brazilian universities, including specialisation degrees and Master of Laws (LLM), from American and European universities. They are prepared to offer the technical excellence and sectorial expertise to meet our clients’ needs.
We provide a full range of legal services to satisfy the various demands of our clients, which are among world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, multilateral agencies and private equity firms, as well as to governmental bodies, individuals and non-governmental organisations. Our attorneys are trained to advise some of the most complex banking and commercial transactions in Brazil on day-to-day operations and wider strategic objectives.
Our clients include capital markets and their participants, investment banks, national regulators, private banks, private equity firms, financial institutions, multilateral agencies, development banks, private and public companies, individuals and non-governmental entities.