Rodrigo M. N. Mello


Rodrigo Mello has almost 20 years working in the Corporate and M&A area, with more than 200 transactions in his track record and is one of Melcheds Advogados founding partners. Before to join Roberto Rached founding the firm, he has worked as an attorney and a partner at a boutique law firm in São Paulo focused in Dispute Resolution, where he started the Corporate and M&A area until launching his own firm.

Rodrigo also worked as a foreign associate at NYC based International Law Firm Fox, Horan & Camerini LLP. Rodrigo has a large experience in Corporate Law matters and M&A and Corporate Finance operations, having worked in deals involving a broad range of industries and sectors, from telecom and technology to construction and banking, and international and national clients, such as multinational corporations and its directors, and also private investors.

Rodrigo holds a L.L.M. in Corporate Law from Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper) and he was a visitor scholar at the Fordham Law School (New York) in its Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law LL.M. Program. He also has a Specialist degree in M&A from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP).






The Legal 500 - Corporate and M&A

"Rodrigo Mello is very proactive, different from other offices, and very business oriented."

"I worked with the main partner Rodrigo Mello. He is a highly qualified lawyer, with solid knowledge of the energy sector in Brazil and of the local regulation. He also has a deep knowledge of complex legal structures."


The Legal 500 - Energy and Natural Resources

"They have extensive knowledge of solar energy contracts in Brazil and know the regional peculiarities. Partner Rodrigo Mello demonstrates in-depth knowledge and availability."

"Team with differentiated knowledge in corporate transactions in the energy sector. They have participated in relevant renewable energy operations. Rodrigo Mello is recommended."

"The ability to respond quickly and assertively to the company’s specificities, so that they contribute to the success of the transaction. Rodrigo Mello is excellent."

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