Ricardo Botelho


Ricardo Botelho

Practice areas: Competition/Antitrust; International Trade Law; Regulatory; Compliance

Experience: Ricardo has broad experience in representing clients before CADE in investigations of cartel and other anticompetitive conducts and in merger-review proceedings of national and international transactions, as well as in preventive counseling and the development of antitrust compliance programs. Ricardo also advises clients on market regulation issues as well as international trade and commercial defense matters. “Described by clients as a great competition lawyer” (Chambers and Partners, 2018). Client says that "he has technical knowledge and understands our business," while another adds: "Ricardo is involved and delivers results." (Chambers and Partners, 2019)

Education: LL.B., Law School of the University of São Paulo; Master in Business Economics, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP); Master in EU Competition Law (with Distinction), King’s College London, UK

Recognition: Recognized as one of the best lawyers in Brazil in Competition and Antitrust by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Global Competition Review (GCR100), LACCA, Who is Who Legal, Leaders League, Best Lawyers and Euromoney's Expert Guides.

Other activities Officer at the Brazilian Institute for the Study of Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade (IBRAC); Member of the Competition Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – CECORE/OAB

Publications Institucionalização e Prática da Análise de Impacto Regulatório no Brasil (IBRAC, 2019); "Contratos associativos no controle de concentrações do Cade: em busca de sentido" in 5 anos de Lei de Defesa da Concorrência: gênese, jurisprudência e desafios para o futuro (IBRAC, 2017); Exclusivity Rebates as Abuse of Dominant Position: Analysis of the EU General Court’s Judgment in Intel (Singular, 2016); Advocacia da Concorrência – Propostas com base na experiência brasileira e internacional (Singular, 2016); “Contratos associativos no controle de concentrações do Cade: em busca de sentido” in 5 Anos da Lei de Defesa da Concorrência (Singular, 2017); “Unilateral Conduct Law and Practice in Brazil” in Overview of Competition Law in Brazil (Singular, 2015); "As Principais Características e Desafios do Acordo de Leniência na Lei Anticorrupção" in Lei Anticorrupção: uma análise interdisciplinar (LiberArs, 2015)

Languages English; Portuguese

Contato: ricardo.botelho@mbclaw.com.br;


Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3729 – 4º e 5º andares
São Paulo, SP, Brasil - CEP 04538-905.