Brazil: Competition 2018

In this chapter we recognise 45 outstanding lawyers for their excellent work in the competition space on a range of matters including merger control, anti-competitive conduct, compliance and economic regulation. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Barbara Rosenberg BMA Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, São Paulo
2. Leonor Cordovil Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados, São Paulo
3. Marcelo Calliari TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo
4. Tito Amaral de Andrade Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, São Paulo
5. Ana Paula Martinez Levy & Salomão Advogados, São Paulo
6. Mariana Tavares de Araujo Levy & Salomão Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
7. Gabriel Dias Magalhães e Dias – Advocacia, São Paulo

Trench Rossi Watanabe achieves three nominations in this chapter.
Francisco Ribeiro Todorov is “a very good lawyer” who is widely respected in the Brazilian market for his excellent work handling merger control matters. One source considers him “a business-focused and results-driven professional who truly acts as a business partner, going above and beyond”.
Adriana Giannini is well recognised by peers and clients alike for her “strong knowledge of the market” as well as the “helpful and practical advice” she delivers to clients.
Tulio Freitas do Egito Coelho gains recognition in this chapter for his expertise when it comes to conduct cases and compliance matters.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados garners three listings here.
Cristianne Saccab Zarzur is recognised by peers as “a strong name” in the competition arena, where she enjoys a great reputation for her work on antitrust litigation, compliance matters and transactions.
Leonardo Peres da Rocha e Silva stands out among peers for his strong expertise in the antitrust space, which includes merger control, cartel investigations and related litigation.
José Alexandre Buaiz Neto is internationally recognised as a standout name in the Brazilian competition space. He is frequently engaged in advising clients on compliance matters and litigation.

Demarest Advogados sees three impressive lawyers nominated here.
Bruno de Luca Drago is regarded as “a very good litigator” who boasts strong experience handling a range of antitrust-related matters, from M&A to cartels.
Daniel Oliveira Andreoli is “very active in the market and is involved in many significant cases”, according to sources, who praise his high-quality handling of international cartel investigations.
Paola Pugliese wins international praise for her work in the competition space, most notably when it comes to advising clients on transactional matters and anticompetitive behaviour.

Levy & Salomão Advogados sees two of the most highly regarded competition lawyers in the country recognised here.
Ana Paula Martinez boasts “a very strong practice” in the Brazilian competition market. She is highly recommended as “a great negotiator” whose “legal knowledge is unquestionable”.
Mariana Tavares de Araujo is “a big name” in the antitrust field. She is highly respected by sources, one of whom describes her as “one of the most capable and informed lawyers I have worked with”.

Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados also receives two nominations this year.
Leonor Cordovil is one of the foremost competition lawyers in the country. She is praised by international sources for her outstanding work handling antitrust matters across a range of sectors, from chemicals to technology.
Mauro Grinberg is “an excellent lawyer” who “always does a great job” when handling merger control and complex litigation matters.

At TozziniFreire, Marcelo Calliari wins widespread praise from market commentators who commend his leading expertise in cartel investigations and negotiations with agencies.
Guilherme Ribas “has a very deep knowledge of competition law issues” according to peers, who consider him a top name in the Brazilian market.

Tito Amaral de Andrade at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is “a strong name” in the field, and is well versed in the gamut of competition law matters, from merger control to litigation.
Maria Eugênia Novis “has good experience in both cartel and merger control cases”, according to sources, who praise her as “responsive and reliable”. One source comments, “She already has the qualities of a leader.”

BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão’s Barbara Rosenberg is the “incontestable leader” in competition law in the country. She is “a star” who is “heavily involved in complex cases” and stands out as “a very important player” in the field.

Gabriel Dias at Magalhães e Dias – Advocacia boasts “deep experience” in competition law, where he boasts a strong reputation as “one of the best”. He is regarded as “an excellent antitrust lawyer”, particularly when it comes to complex litigation.

At Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados, Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto is a standout name among peers who praise his “great strength in antitrust regulation and public law matters”.

Eduardo Caminati Anders at Caminati Bueno Advogados receives widespread praise from peers who highlight his expert handling of antitrust regulation and conduct investigations. 
Marcio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno enjoys a strong reputation among peers for his top-notch antitrust practice that focuses on related compliance and investigations matters.

At Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Marcio Dias Soares is highly recommended by market sources who consider him among “the very best in Brazil” for antitrust-related compliance and investigations.
Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto also gains recognition here from peers who note he is “highly visible” in the market. He is well known for his work on M&A and investigations-related antitrust matters.

At Veirano Advogados, Mariana Villela is recognised for her first-rate competition practice which focuses on merger control matters as well as anticompetitive conduct cases.

Vicente Bagnoli at Vicente Bagnoli Advogados has “a great reputation” in the antitrust market, particularly when it comes to advising clients on economic regulation and trade-related matters.

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