This year, we identify 50 leading lights in the competition space, who come highly recommended for their expertise in merger control proceedings and investigations.
Most highly regarded
Demarest Advogados showcases its market-leading talent with three practitioners highlighted here.
Sources acknowledge Bruno de Luca Drago as a key player in the market with extensive competition experience including cross-border M&A transactions and leniency negotiations.
Paola Pugliese receives commendations as “brilliant leader of a first-rate team” and is renowned for her work on M&A and joint venture antitrust issues.
Daniel Oliveira Andreoli has amassed more than 18 years’ experience in domestic and international antitrust cases, and regularly represents clients in investigations and merger control agreements.
Pinheiro Neto Advogados receives an impressive five listings.
Cristianne Saccab Zarzur has a proven track-record of excellence in the domestic and international competition arena, with expertise representing clients across a broad range of industries.
José Alexandre Buaiz Neto is renowned for his profound knowledge of antitrust law as well as his extensive experience in complex contentious proceedings.
Leonardo Peres da Rocha e Silva receives widespread praise his “in-depth knowledge of compliance matters and merger filings”.
Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados sees lawyers nominated in this chapter.
Leonor Cordovil is “at the top of her game” as “one of the very best lawyers for competition matters in Brazil” thanks to her “strong leadership skills” and track-record representing an array of clients in cartel investigations.
Mauro Grinberg is a longstanding figure who comes touted as “one of the best competition lawyers in Brazil” with a wealth of experience in antitrust litigation and merger control proceedings.
Ricardo Motta excels in competition and international trade matters, representing and advising clients in a variety of sectors including, banking, technology and retail.
Barbara Rosenberg of BMA comes highly esteemed as “a top name” and “market-leading superstar” with an “impressive ability to handle a large capacity of complex work – especially merger control matters”.
Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto at Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados stands out as a “master of Brazilian and international law” and receives acclaim for his work in the TMT sector as well as his and influential academic output.
Levy & Salomão Advogados is home to the “excellent” Ana Paula Martinez, who is highlighted as an “outstanding professional” who excels in complex M&A transactions.
Mariana Tavares de Araujo is a “sensational competition specialist” who represents clients in complex multijurisctional matters including enforcement proceedings and cartel investigations.
The “excellent” Maria Eugênia Novis of Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is heralded as “the go-to authority for questions around Brazilian merger control” and is “extremely intelligent and pragmatic”.
Tito Amaral de Andrade is a “splendid lawyer who takes a highly sophisticated approach” excelling in contentious and non-contentious antitrust issues.
Marcio Dias Soares at Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is revered for “his strong hands-on approach” and is “highly recommended for merger reviews”.
The “exceptional” Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto is noted for his “vast experience and deep knowledge of competition laws” which comes from his experience in more than 200 merger review cases.
Marcelo Calliari at TozziniFreire Advogados has receives notable commendations for his in-depth knowledge across a range of antitrust and trade-related legal matters.
Guilherme Ribas applies two decades of experience to his stellar competition practice, making him a “well known and highly respected figure who is particularly brilliant for cartel work”.
Francisco Ribeiro Todorov with Tauil & Chequer Advogados associated with Mayer Brown is am “excellent competition lawyer” who is highly sought-after for merger control filings, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance issues.
Joyce Honda at Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados is a “market leading competition lawyer for sure” with “extensive knowledge and a strategic vision”.
Ricardo Lara Gaillard is celebrated for his adept handling of leniency agreements and cartel conduct investigations.
José Carlos da Matta Berardo at Lefosse Advogados earns plaudits as a “phenomenal lawyer who certainly deserves recommendation” for his “impressive clientele” and work on complex cases.
Magalhães e Dias – Advocacia’s Gabriel Dias is a “brilliant lawyer who always offers excellent ideas and immeasurable insight to solve complex problems”. He receives acclaim for his work in merger control matters and administrative proceedings.