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

Experience: Extensive experience in assisting and representing companies and individuals, national and foreign, on various topics of Competition Law, including cartel investigations and unilateral conduct, control of economic concentrations, preventive counseling on competitive risks of business practices and agreements, and development of compliance programs. He also advises clients on issues of Economic Regulation, Competition Advocacy, Insurance and International Trade. “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 the main international rankings and legal directories, including Chambers and Partners, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association – LACCA, The Legal 500, Who is Who Legal – WWL, Leaders League, Best Lawyers, and Euromoney’s Expert Guides.

Other activities: Vice Director of Competition at the Brazilian Institute for the Study of Competition, Consumer Affairs, and International Trade (IBRAC) (2022-2023) Director of Regulatory at IBRAC (2018-2022) Member of IBRAC’s Deliberative Council (2014-2017) Member of the Competition Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – CECORE/OAB-SP Participation as Speaker or Moderator in several seminars and events of national and international relevance

Publications Book (author): Exclusivity Rebates as Abuse of Dominant Position: Analysis of the EU General Court’s Judgment in Intel (Singular, 2016) Books (co-author): Overview of Competition Law in Brazil (chapter: “Unilateral Conduct Law and Practice in Brazil”) (Singular, 2015) Lei anticorrupção: uma análise interdisciplinar (chapter: “As Principais Características e Desafios do Acordo de Leniência na Lei Anticorrupção”) (LiberArs, 2015) Advocacia da Concorrência – Propostas com base na experiência brasileira e internacional (Singular, 2016) Brazilian Antitrust Law: 5 years (chapter: “Associative agreements under Brazil’s control of concentrations: the search for meaning”) (IBRAC, 2017) Merger Control in Brazil: Frequently Asked Questions (chapter: “What’s the Role Played by Efficiencies in the Brazilian Merger Control System?”) (IBRAC, 2018) Institucionalização e Prática da Análise de Impacto Regulatório no Brasil (IBRAC, 2019) Jurisprudência do CADE Comentada (chapter: “O Caso das Operadoras de Estacionamento e o Padrão Probatório de Acordos Processuais de Colaboração Firmados com o Cade”) (RT, 2019) Acordos e políticas de leniência: contribuição para o diálogo e a harmonização (Singular, 2020) Concorrência: um olhar contemporâneo sobre condutas unilaterais (chapters: “Descontos Condicionais por Empresas Dominantes: Parâmetros para Avaliação de Licitude” and “O CADE e o risco de recaída em controle de preços”) (Singular, 2021) Observatório da regulação: uma análise empírica do passado e presente das agências reguladoras à luz da Lei Federal nº 13.848/2019 (IBRAC, 2022)

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