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 personalized 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.
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.
Luis Souza is one of the pioneers and leading names in Brazilian infrastructure and project finance practice and has advised clients in some of the most relevant project financing transactions carried out in the country in recent years. In 2001, after leaving Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Luis Souza founded Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, a leading law firm led by him for over sixteen years, during which the firm was constantly recognized as one of the main law firms in Brazil due to Luis Souza’s leadership skills, hard work and reputation.