Brazil’s Rolim de Mello shakes up the market with prominent laterals

Transactional boutique Rolim de Mello - Sociedade de Advogados has rebranded as Souza, Mello e Torres following the arrival of former Cescon Barrieu name partner Luis Souza and Vale general counsel Clovis Torres, along with several other lawyers from Latin Lawyer 250-listed firms.

Souza and former Cescon Barrieu project finance associate Julio Antonio Queiroz joined this month, while Torres left Vale in January. Fabricio Cardim de Almeida, a competition associate at Stocche Forbes Advogados and PwC São Paulo tax manager Bruno Sartori de Carvalho Barbosa are also new to the firm in April. Rolim de Mello, a transactional boutique established by former Machado Meyer Advogados’ rainmaker Carlos Rolim de Mello, has made all five additions founding partners and added Souza’s and Torres’ names to its brand. The firm has also named existing partners Alexandre Simões Pinto, Felipe Demori Claudino and Natália Teixeira Rabaça as founding partners.



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