Ricardo Botelho



Practice areas: Competition; Regulatory; Compliance; International Trade

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)

Education: LL.B., Law School of the University of São Paulo; Master in Business Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo; Master in Competition Law (with Distinction) by 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, Best Lawyers and Euromoney's Expert Guides; and in International Trade by The Legal 500

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: 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)

Languages: Portuguese; English;

Contact: ricardo.botelho@mbclaw.com.br; +55 (11) 4780-8999


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