Antitrust; compliance and corporate integrity; regulated industries.
Paulo has extensive experience in representing clients in complex merger reviews and investigations of alleged anticompetitive practices before the Brazilian competition authorities, as well as advising companies active in infrastructure and network industries concerning pending legislation and regulatory initiatives.
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, in charge of conducting investigations in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Police and the Office of the Comptroller General. He also represented the Secretariat at the meetings of the Competition Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the National Strategy to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering.
Before joining the federal government, Paulo was an international associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels.
Languages: Portuguese and English.
Bachelor of laws degree from the Law Faculty of the University of São Paulo (USP), 2002. Master’s in law and economics from the universities of Manchester and Hamburg, 2006. PhD in economic law from USP, 2015.
Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.