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Brazil: Competition Economists 2016

The following 13 individuals are considered the leading experts in the conduct of economic analysis in antitrust disputes and merger control. Many will have provided expert testimony or presentations before the Brazilian courts and the competition authority, CADE.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Paulo Furquim de Azevedo Insper Institute and Global Economics Group
Sílvia Fagá de Almeida LCA Consultores
Bernardo Gouthier Macedo LCA Consultores

The outstanding team at LCA Consultores top-ranks in our research with respondents praising their responsiveness and professionalism. Practice head Bernardo Gouthier Macedo is widely seen to be “a thought leader in the country”, who is “easy to work with on cases, as well as rigorous and perceptive in his analysis”. Sílvia Fagá de Almeida also earns widespread praise as a “technically brilliant economist”.

FA Consultoria Econômica has been providing economic consulting services for 20 years and strongly features in our research with three noted economists. Jorge Fagundes is a renowned academic and “a go to for support in highly complex antitrust and anti-dumping cases”. César Mattos and Marcos Lima are also highly recommended members of the team.

At Insper Institute and Global Economics Group, Paulo Furquim de Azevedo is highly recommended as someone with “outstanding knowledge”; he is also noted for turning out “well-produced and easy-to-read reports” and as “a strong advocate of his clients”.

Ferres & Associados’ partner Juan Pérez Ferres is a former chief economist at the Ministry of Justice’s Economy Law Division. He stands out for his “economic understanding and comprehension of difficult points”. Sources add that he is “clear, objective and great to work with”.

Gesner Oliveira founder of GO Associados is a respected name in the market as the former president of CADE. According to sources, he is “unquestionably a great economist and an authority in proceedings”.

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