Brazil: Competition Economists 2018

This year we feature 14 impressive competition economists who stand out for the excellent analyses and consulting services they provide to clients.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Bernardo Gouthier Macedo LCA Consultores, São Paulo
2. Sílvia Fagá de Almeida LCA Consultores, São Paulo
3. Fabiana Tito Tendências Consultoria Integrada, São Paulo

LCA Consultores achieves two nominations in this chapter, including the two most highly regarded economists in the country.
Bernardo Gouthier Macedo “always does an excellent job” according to respondents who praise his outstanding work on high-profile antitrust matters.
Sílvia Fagá de Almeida is a firm favourite among market sources who “would definitely recommend her” for her leading expertise in the competition space. She is recognised for her extensive experience handling economic analyses relating to investigations, conduct cases and transactions.

At Tendências Consultoria Integrada, Fabiana Tito is “very active” in the competition space and is widely respected for her strong understanding of related regulatory matters.

Paulo Furquim de Azevedo at Insper Institute and Global Economics Group is “much respected” among peers and clients alike who highlight his excellent work relating to M&A matters and antitrust disputes.

At GO Associados, Gesner Oliveira is a highly visible figure in the market. He is well known among peers for his first-rate economic consultancy work in the competition space.

João Pondé at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro impresses market sources with his “very detail-focused approach” and wins praise from one peer who notes, “He writes amazing opinions.”

Juan Pérez Ferres at Ferres & Associados is highly regarded in the Brazilian market for his strong practice in competition economics. One peer effuses: “He is very smart and is someone who can really think outside the box.”

At A. Barrionuevo e Associados, Arthur Barrionuevo boasts a top-notch consultancy practice that encompasses a wide range of competition matters from merger control to antitrust regulation.

Marcos Lima at M&A Consultoria Econômica is a well-established name in the competition field and is known for his first-rate work on competition regulation and related economic analyses.

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