Rafael Mendes Gomes



Portuguese, English, Spanish, German and Italian


  • JD Degree from the University of São Paulo(USP), 1997
  • Postgraduate Degree in Business Law from the Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC-SP, 1998
  • Postgraduate Degree in Business in the Digital Era, Fundação Getúlio Vargas de São Paulo – FGV/SP, 2001
  • Postgraduate in Business Administration – Advanced Management Program – from IESE Business School, of the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain, 2009
  • Obtained a certification as Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional, from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Toronto, Canada, 2009
  • Successfully completed the Exponential Technology and Leadership Program - building strategies for the future, Singularity University, 2018
  • Successfully completed the Board Member Preparation Course, Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance – IBGC, 2018

Awards and rankings

Acknowledgement as one of the “Most Admired in Compliance” by LEC - Legal Ethics Compliance, in 2019, based on his performance as Chief Governance and Compliance Officer at Petrobras

Individually ranked lawyer, as a Compliance practitioner, in the Chambers and Partners Latin America – Brazil - rankings from 2015 through 2018 (in April 2018 Rafael Mendes Gomes left private practice to act as Chief Governance and Compliance Officer for Petrobras)

Elected Top of Mind of Compliance, in the “Consulting - Individual” category, in a survey carried out by LEC – Legal Ethics Compliance, in May, 2017

Admission to organs and associations

Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association, in São Paulo, in 1998



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Huck Otranto Camargo works in the main areas of law, with emphasis on litigation and arbitration, corporate, contractual, tax, real estate, labor, entertainment, media, technology, internet and sports, intellectual property, family and inheritance, bankruptcy and administrative law.

Under its own management model, the law firm has an original career plan in tune with the entrepreneurial spirit of its members since the moment they join the firm.

Trainees are treated as potential members. Their training aims to progressively engage them in all stages of a case, from research to defining and performing the most appropriate strategy. The organization of teams and sectors allows trainees to have contact with lawyers from other areas, enabling them to identify their area of interest. The aim is to provide everyone with the chance for intensive learning to complement their university studies and prepare them professionally for new challenges and responsibilities.


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