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BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

BMA's acclaimed competition department is recognised for its strength handling sophisticated merger review proceedings before CADE. Regularly sought after by blue-chip companies from the technology, aviation, media and entertainment sectors due to its prowess advising on the competition aspects arising from sizeable domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Also boasts outstanding capabilities conducting investigations relating to anti-competitive behaviour, including cartels and price rigging.

Strengths

A client says: "The solution they deliver is truly innovative, it is beyond what I expected from a law firm." Another source notes: "They give us the business-focused approach that we need, that goes beyond the simple legal answer."

Work highlights

Assisted LATAM with a joint venture review filing in relation to its alliance with Delta Air Lines.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Rosenberg is widely admired and has demonstrated, year after year, that she is on the very pinnacle of competition practice in Brazil. Her technical proficiency advising on merger filings for some of the most prominent cross-border M&A transactions is noted again and again by market commentators. Rosenberg is also well regarded as an inspiring leader and has been able to expose her team to some of the most complex work in the market as competition matters in Brazil increase deeply in importance. "Barbara is the best lawyer I have worked with in my career in terms of service, availability, technical skills and dedication," says a client, concluding that "out of the best, she is the best." Another commentator adds: "When a matter requires strong advocacy and a powerful voice, Barbara is a fantastic choice."

José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho frequently acts on domestic and cross-border merger review proceedings before CADE. He is also experienced advising on cartel investigations. A client holds him in high esteem, highlighting his "objectivity"and "knowledge." Other market commentators say he is "very intelligent" and "the quality of his work is excellent." 

The "very good" Marcos Antonio Tadeu Exposto Jr is seen in high-profile competition cases in the technology and fintech realms.

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Overview

BMA is renowned for its competition law practice, having acted in many of the high-profile cases reviewed in recent years by CADE, Brazil's competition authority. The competition law team's practical, results-oriented approach is based on the solid academic and professional experience of its members. 

BMA acts in complex cases having national and international dimensions. The team is recognized by both clients and colleagues for its ability to develop strategies that meet our clients' real needs and to identify, prevent and mitigate the competition risks that can arise in business conduct.  

Present in practically every international cartel investigation in Brazil, BMA represents the interests of companies in investigations into anticompetitive conduct, relying on extensive experience that goes beyond the defense phase to negotiation of leniency agreements and settlements. The team also relies on its experience in designing and implementing compliance programs for national and international clients.

Known for its ability to contribute to the success of action strategies by working in partnership with its clients, BMA advises on competition matters and represents businesses in merger review proceedings before CADE. The firm is usually involved in some of the largest and most significant M&A deals in the banking, agribusiness, retail and air transportation sectors.

Competition/Antitrust

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

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Location

Largo do IBAM 1

Humaitá

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

22271-070

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Brazil

Competition/Antitrust


Barbara Rosenberg
Star Individuals
José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho
Band 3
Marcos Antonio Tadeu Exposto Jr
Band 4