Carlos José
Rolim de Mello

Professional Experience

Carlos Mello is a recognized specialist in M&A, Corporate Governance and Private Equity throughout Brazil. He has participated in major and complex transactions in Brazil and, such as the sale of BRF’s dairy assets to Parmalat, the acquisition of Companhia Providência by a Blackstone funded company and the acquisition of Ipiranga by Ultrapar. Mr. Mello has also advised a number of pharmaceutical companies in a variety of M&A, private equity in commercial transactions in the last couple of years.

Prior to opening Mello Torres, Carlos headed the M&A practice of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados where he stayed for over 20 years. His international experience includes working as an associate at Chadbourne & Parke LLP and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, both in New York.

Carlos José Rolim De Mello

Practice Areas

M&A and Private Equity


University of São Paulo Law School (USP, LL.B.) and New York University Law School, U.S.A. (LL.M.)


Carlos Mello is ranked by Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, Legal 500, Who’s Who, IFLR 1000, and locally by Anuário Jurídico as an outstanding professional in his areas of practice.


Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP).