Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto

Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto
Rua Olimpiadas 100
6 andar
Vila Olimpia
São Paulo
+55 11 3638 7022
+55 11 3638 7040


Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Caio Mario S Pereira Neto is a leading partner at Pereira Neto, Macedo Advogados – PNM, where he co-heads the antitrust and regulatory team. He has extensive experience in representing clients in merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, as well as developing compliance programmes to companies and associations. He is also well known for working in a number of issues at the interface of regulation and competition matters in different industries, including telecommunications, ethanol, railways and payment cards.

PNM's competition practice has been very active in recent years and its publicly known clients include companies such as OI/Telemar, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN, Telefonica/Vivo, Cielo, Bradesco, Braskem, Sony, ANSAC, Votorantim, Morgan Stanley, Uber and the Discovery Channel.

Mr Pereira Neto held office as director of the antitrust department of the Ministry of Justice (1999–2000), where he oversaw antitrust investigations and enforcement action. During his time in government service, he represented the Ministry of Justice at meetings of the competition committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and in intra-government committees discussing regulatory reform in infrastructure sectors.

Mr Pereira Neto earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of São Paulo (1998), as well as a Master of Laws (LLM, 2002) and a Doctorate of Juridical Science (JSD, 2005) from Yale Law School (USA), sponsored by a Fulbright scholarship. He was also a fellow in association with the Information Society Project at Yale, a think tank focused on IP, technology and internet regulation.

Mr Pereira Neto is a professor of law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School (São Paulo), where he teaches competition law and regulation. He is also the author of several articles, published in Brazil and abroad, on matters related to antitrust law and economic regulation. Mr Pereira Neto was also elected by his peers to the board of IBRAC (2014–2015, 2016–2017), Brazil's association of antitrust practitioners.

His competition law practice has been recognised by many specialised rankings, including PLC Which LawyerBest LawyersChambers and Partners Latin America and The Legal 500.

WWL says: Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto is a "great lawyer" who is "excellent on cartel matters" and offers "high-quality pragmatic advice to clients".

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