Ricardo Lara Gaillard

Ricardo Lara Gaillard
Rua Funchal, 418
11th Floor
São Paulo
+55 11 3089 6648


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Ricardo Gaillard is a partner of the competition law practice group of Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, based in São Paulo. Cescon Barrieu is one of the premier Brazilian law firms and has been known for its central role in the clients’ most strategic business transactions and disputes. 

Cescon Barrieu’s competition department represents foreign and domestic clients including large corporate conglomerates, multinationals, financial institutions, funds, private equity firms, foreign governments and companies in all sectors of the economy. 

Mr Ricardo Gaillard has over 15 years of experience in obtaining merger clearances, defending clients involved in anticompetitive conduct including cartel cases and building compliance programmes to clients. He has significant expertise advising and representing clients in all aspects related to competition law. 

Mr Ricardo received a law degree from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) in 2005 and holds a degree as specialist of corporate law from the Brazillian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC) in 2010. He was an international associate at the Washington DC office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP between 2011 and 2012. Since 2014 he is certified by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics – SCCE, as a certified compliance & ethics professional (CCEP). 

He has frequently been recognised as one of the main lawyers in Brazil by Chambers and Partners and also recommended by The Legal 500: Latin America and Latin Lawyer. 

Gaillard is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Competition, Consumer and International Trade (IBRAC) of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB).      

WWL says: Ricardo Gaillard is "a true pleasure to work with" according to commentators, who consider him an "efficient and innovative" lawyer.

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