Brazil: Competition Economists 2017

In this chapter, we highlight 14 eminent economists for their high-quality advice, analysis and testimonies in complex competition law matters including M&A transactions and disputes concerning alleged exclusionary conduct. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Paulo Furquim de Azevedo Insper Institute and Global Economics Group, São Paulo
2. Sílvia Fagá de Almeida LCA Consultores, São Paulo
3. Bernardo Gouthier Macedo LCA Consultores, São Paulo

National economic consultancy firm LCA CONSULTORES achieves two listings in this chapter.
The “brilliant” Sílvia Fagá de Almeida is “a top economist”, and stands out for her strong technical expertise and ingenious approach to complex merger cases.
Bernardo Gouthier Macedo heads the competition economics practice at the firm. Peers “certainly recommend him” for his seamless handling of high-stakes negotiations as well as his broad regulatory knowledge.

At TENDÊNCIAS CONSULTORIA INTEGRADA, Fabiana Tito boasts great international expertise and is described as “a very good economist with strong knowledge on antitrust law and practice”.

At GO ASSOCIADOS, former CADE president Gesner Oliveira is a pre-eminent name in the region. He is a seasoned adviser to a wide array of Brazilian and international organisations and enjoys a superb reputation for his work in the area.

At the INSPER INSTITUTE AND GLOBAL ECONOMICS GROUP, Paulo Furquim de Azevedo boasts an outstanding reputation among peers and clients for his depth of knowledge and concise written reports. He is an “excellent” and relentless practitioner.

Juan Pérez Ferres of FERRES & ASSOCIADOS is “great to work with” and is commended for his “outstanding experience in very complex work”. 

The UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL FLUMINENSE’s Ruy Santacruz is a highly regarded expert and impresses clients with the superb quality of his written reports.

Edgard Pereira of EDGARD PEREIRA & ASSOCIADOS is an esteemed economist with impressive expertise in industrial matters, finance and planning. He boasts a strong competition practice and is highly regarded for his work in the space.

FA CONSULTORIA ECONÔMICA’s Jorge Fagundes is an “outstanding” consultant and enjoys an excellent reputation in the region. One client describes him as “the best economist in Brazil”. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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