Brazil: Competition 2017

In this chapter we highlight 43 pre-eminent lawyers who have been identified by market sources for their outstanding expertise in merger controls, cartels and abuse of dominance cases. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Barbara Rosenberg Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, São Paulo
2. Tito Amaral de Andrade Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, São Paulo
3. Leonor Cordovil Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados, São Paulo
4. Ana Paula Martinez Levy & Salomão Advogados, São Paulo

PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS boasts the leading competition offering in Brazil and achieves three nominations this year.
Cristianne Saccab Zarzur enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market and is a celebrated expert in competition law.
José Alexandre Buaiz Neto is “an absolute must for inclusion” according to sources, and focuses his excellent practice on a wide array of competition law matters.
Leonardo Peres da Rocha e Silva is “an efficient and creative practitioner” recognised for his “strong client communication skills and practical business sense”.

MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS also receives an impressive three listings this year.
Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto, draws widespread praise for his excellent work on large-scale mergers and investigations.
The “very technical” Amadeu Ribeiro is a renowned expert in competition law with strong expertise in cartel investigations.  Peers speak particularly highly of his work in cross-border matters involving the US.
Marcio Dias Soares stands out for his work in merger control. He is “an outstanding young lawyer”, say peers, describing him as “responsive, well organised and clear in his advice”.

SAMPAIO FERRAZ ADVOGADOS sees three standout experts noted for their top-tier work in the space.
Juliano Souza de Albuquerque Maranhão impresses peers with his “superb ability to think of the case as a whole and define a comprehensive strategy accordingly”.
Tercio Sampaio Ferraz is a longstanding expert in the market and receives wide-ranging endorsements for his deep knowledge of competition law.
Thiago Francisco da Silva Brito is praised as an excellent strategist.  “He really takes the case into his own hands and gets it solved,” say peers.

TOZZINIFREIRE ADVOGADOS also garners three nominations this year.
Marcelo Calliari is “a certain inclusion” in the top tier of lawyers and impresses peers with his expert handling of complex cartel investigations.
Marcio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno is “a skilled negotiator”, who impresses peers with his solution-focused approach and experience representing clients in M&A matters before CADE.
Daniel Oliveira Andreoli draws praise for his vast experience in Brazilian competition law. He is widely recognised as “a smart, efficient and very competent lawyer”.

At TRENCH ROSSI & WATANABE – ADVOGADOS, Francisco Ribeiro Todorov is highlighted as a leading practitioner in abuse of dominance cases and cartel investigations.
Tulio Freitas do Egito Coelho is a “big name” in the Brazilian market, known for his superb regulatory expertise and strong litigation practice.
The “excellent” Adriana Giannini impresses peers with her expert handling of high-stakes investigations and is “very reactive” in merger control matters.

MACHADO MEYER SENDACZ E OPICE ADVOGADOS achieves two listings this year.
Tito Amaral de Andrade is “a very knowledgeable expert in this area of law with a great deal of experience in CADE investigations. He has an outstanding reputation and is very responsive.”
Maria Eugênia Novis impresses clients with her depth of knowledge and strong engagement with the full spectrum of competition law issues. She is particularly renowned for her work on complex cartel investigations.

Two lawyers from GRINBERG E CORDOVIL ADVOGADOS are recognised in this chapter.
Leonor Cordovil is a prominent name in the market. She draws praise for her exceptional expertise in antitrust matters and “outstanding client service”.
Mauro Grinberg is “an impeccable lawyer” recognised among peers for his longstanding experience in competition law.

National full-service outfit VEIRANO ADVOGADOS achieves two listings in this chapter.
Mariana Villela gains recognition as “an excellent lawyer” and highly regarded figure in the antitrust community.
Leonardo Duarte is a prominent figure in the market, who is commended for his expert advice on mergers and contractual matters including supply and joint venture agreements.

Two leading individuals at PEREIRA NETO | MACEDO ADVOGADOS are listed here.
Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto is “a powerhouse in antitrust law and definitely a leader at Pereira Neto”.
Former CADE president Olavo Chinaglia is well known for his superb expertise in cartel investigations, merger controls and unilateral conduct proceedings. He regularly represents major clients in multibillion-dollar proceedings.

LINO BERALDI BELLUZZO E CAMINATI ADVOGADOS sees two highly regarded experts listed this year.
Eduardo Caminati Anders is “a big name” for competition work, known for his expert handling of technical mergers and conduct investigations for high-profile clients.   
Fábio Beraldi boasts phenomenal expertise in cartel formation and competitive bidding and is widely regarded as “a great lawyer”.

Two leading lawyers from LEVY & SALOMÃO ADVOGADOS receive nominations in this chapter.
Ana Paula Martinez stands out as one of the foremost competition experts in the Brazilian market. According to sources, she is “an outstanding lawyer and certainly a force in the field”.
Peers do not hesitate to recommend the “superb” Mariana Tavares de Araujo for her “top-quality” work in the space.

BMA - BARBOSA MÜSSNICH ARAGÃO’s Barbara Rosenberg leads the research in the region and is viewed as “one of the most important practitioners in the field”. Peers describe her as “a very strong, competent and intelligent practitioner” and she is held in high esteem for her work in complex merger control cases. 

Vicente Bagnoli of VICENTE BAGNOLI ADVOGADOS enjoys a great reputation in the market. One peer effuses, “He is always involved and excels in important cases. I would refer a question or a client to him without question, and would be certain that the client would be well advised.”

At MUNDIE E ADVOGADOS, Guilherme Ribas is “making a real name for himself” as a first-rate competition litigator. He receives wide-ranging endorsements for his work across a broad range of industries and his expertise in cartel investigations, merger filings and compliance matters.

Peers describe Gabriel Dias of MAGALHÃES E DIAS – ADVOCACIA as “a superb lawyer” and praise his “very intelligent and business-oriented approach to cases”.

José Del Chiaro Ferreira da Rosa at ADVOCACIA JOSÉ DEL CHIARO is “a very big presence in the market”. He is a revered strategist and litigates on an impressive range of competition law matters.  

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