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Campos Mello adds partners

10 Maio 2016

Campos Mello Advogados has hired a tax lawyer, taking the number of new partner appointments at the firm so far this year to five.

Tax planning and advisory practitioner Rosana Gonzaga Jayme, 42, joined Campos Mello in March, after a period of working independently. She was previously an associate at Veirano Advogados. Jayme is Campos Mello’s second new tax partner in 2016; the firm promoted Renato Lopes da Rocha, 35, in January.

The new additions reinforce a department that witnessed several notable senior departures in 2015, including Leonardo Homsy, who left for Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, and partners Guido Vinci and Ana Luiza Martins, who departed for Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. Vinci and Martins took the bulk of the tax team with them, including four associates, and their departure was accompanied by that of corporate partner Daniella Raigorodsky.

Campos Mello has made other lateral hires recently: in February, it hired the former general counsel of Hotel Urbano Octavio Brissant, 37, as a partner in its Rio litigation team. The litigation department in São Paulo got a boost in January with the promotion of Felipe Hermanny, 41. Meanwhile, Rio-based labour lawyer Marcio Meira, 48, was also promoted to partner at the start of the year.

In total, the five new partners Campos Mello has appointed in the last five months constitute a 25 per cent increase in the firm’s partnership, one of the largest increases reported by a Brazilian firm so far this year. “The fastest growing areas at the firm are litigation, tax and labor, and we believe that, due to the economic scenario, those areas will continue to grow exponentially,” says Campos Mello managing partner Fabio Campos Mello. “We like to mix associate promotions with lateral hiring and our growth strategy is first to respond to demand, and second, to invest in areas that reflect our analysis of the economic scenario.”

The firm’s decision to strengthen non-transactional areas is one several other Brazilian firms have pursued in recent months, as economic and political turmoil dictates a sharp decline in transactional work. In particular, many firms have chosen to prioritise their tax practices.