Representative Matters

  • Cleared more than 70 merger review proceedings before CADE, including multijurisdictional transactions
  • Led the team that successfully advised a top US-based e-hailing startup in Brazil involving antitrust and regulation issues (2016-2018)
  • Successfully cleared without restrictions the merger review related to the acquisition of an important player in the Brazilian market for water treatment by one of the world’s largest investors (2017)
  • Assisted a major Chinese conglomerate in several worldwide acquisitions involving aviation, ground handling and air catering (2016)
  • Assisted a Japanese client in entering into a leniency plus agreement with CADE involving an international cartel case (2015)
  • Represented one of Brazil’s largest economic groups in the first merger control agreement signature under Law no. 12,529/2011 (2014)
  • Represented the Brazilian Post Office in the acquisition of Rio Linhas Aéreas (2014)
  • Participated in sensitive and complex internal investigations related to several markets, such as construction, auto parts and elevators
  • Represented a major Brazilian cement company in a cartel investigation promoted by CADE from 1996 to 2014
  • Led the team that successfully blocked a merger review proceeding by formally contesting a transaction involving the market for treatment and recovery of industrial waste (2013)
  • Led the team that successfully closed a cartel investigation initiated by CADE against a major Brazilian company that focused on treatment and recovery of industrial and public waste (2013). This is the only case in the history that CADE has closed by accepting a motion for clarification
  • Represented a Japanese client in a complex predatory price investigation against a Brazilian company involving the Brazilian market for DRAM memories (2012)
  • Represented a major Brazilian bank in an important merger in the Brazilian banking market (2010)
  • Participated in several negotiations of settlement and leniency agreements with CADE
  • Defended clients in several cartel and unilateral conduct investigations