Areas of expertise
   • Antitrust and competition
   • Litigation / arbitration
   • Corporate
   • Mergers and acquisitions.

Education
• Bachelor of Laws, University of São Paulo (1977);
• Degree, Pedagogy, University Oswaldo Cruz de São Paulo (1977);
• Postgraduate course, Institute of International Commercial Law, Universität zu Köln, Germany (1980–1982).

Languages
Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian

Professional experience
• Partner, Bomchil, Castro, Goodrich, Claro, Arosemena and Associates, Dr Graf von der Goltz, Dr Wessing & Partners, Düsseldorf, Germany (1980–1983) and London (1983);
• Founding partner, Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança – Sociedade de Advogados (1995–2011).

Additional information

  • President IBA – International Bar Association
  • Member, Management Board, IBA – International Bar Association
  • Member, International Relations Commission, Federal Council, OAB – Brazilian Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Council (CONJUR), FIESP – Federação das Indústrias de São Paulo Council member, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
  • Former President (2003–2006) and Executive Officer, CESA – Centre of Studies of the Brazilian Law Firms Member DAV – German Bar Association Former president (1994-1995) and Honorary President, AIJA – Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats
  • Former Council Member – Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil-SP (2010–2015) Former Council member of ESA – Escola Superior de Advocacia-SP (1993–1995) Member, IASP – São Paulo
  • Lawyers Institute Member, AASP – São Paulo Lawyers
  • Association member, DBJV – Brazil-Germany Jurists
  • Association member, SEJUBRA – Brazil-Germany Legal Studies Society
  • Founding member of Instituto Pro Bono Member of the Drafting Committee of the Pro Bono
  • Declaration of the Americas of the Vance Center – New York City Bar Association
  • Eminent Practicioner – M&A Brazil Chambers Global + Chambers Latin America 2017
  • Recommended – Latin Lawyer 2017 – Brazil – Mergers and Acquisitions.

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