Mr José Del Chiaro is the founder of Advocacia José Del Chiaro, a leading Brazilian boutique specialising in antitrust and competition, including litigation. The firm also works in consumer law, international trade and regulatory law.
A graduate of São Paulo University (USP) Law School, Mr Del Chiaro was the federal government's first Secretary of Economic Law (SDE) and a consultant to FIESP, the São Paulo Industry Federation. He belongs to the Brazilian Bar Association and the São Paulo Attorneys' Institute, and is a councillor at the Brazilian Institute of Competition, Consumption and International Trade Law (IBRAC), which he helped create.
Mr Del Chiaro's reputation precedes him as one of Brazil's top antitrust specialists. He has extensive experience in legal strategies and risk minimisation, and his practice embodies significant expertise both in merger control and behavioural matters. Mr Del Chiaro has handled several cases before Brazilian antitrust agencies and in court; he has also represented clients in administrative and judicial proceedings involving commercial protection bodies, regulatory agencies, consumer protection bodies and public prosecution bodies.
While his firm, founded in 1991, remains a boutique, it has a significant structure with a strong legal team and two offices – one in São Paulo and the other in the federal capital of Brasília – so ensuring close contact with relevant authorities and courts. This antitrust vocation makes Advocacia José Del Chiaro Brazil's top-ranked law firm in its field.
Clients include Air Liquide, Alcoa, ArcelorMittal, Bayer, Ericsson, FEMSA, Heineken, Hypermarcas, Itaú Bank, Kraft Foods, Lundbeck, Magneti Marelli, MAN, Merck, Philip Morris, Renault, Santos Brasil, Sidel, Vale and Volkswagen.
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