About the Author
Paulo has extensive experience in representing clients in complex merger reviews and investigations of alleged anticompetitive practices before the Brazilian competition authorities.
His experience was obtained at both private and public sectors. He was the first ever head of the bid-rigging unit at the Secretariat of Economic Law of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (SDE/MJ), in charge of conducting investigations in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies. He also represented the Secretariat before the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the National Strategy to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering (ENCCLA). Prior to joining the federal government, Paulo was an international associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels.
Paulo also has significant academic credentials: he holds a bachelor of laws degree (LLB) and a PhD from the University of São Paulo Law School (USP), as well as a master’s (LLM) joint degree from the Universities of Hamburg and Manchester. He also was visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute (Bonn) and Fordham Law School (New York). Paulo is recognised by several specialist publications as a leading antitrust practitioner in Brazil.