Levy & Salomão Advogados

Competition/Antitrust Department

Brazil
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What the team is known for Highly recognised competition department enjoying a solid reputation among major foreign clients. Earns praise in connection with its established track record in cross-border monopolistic conduct investigations arising in particular from cartel activities, including the negotiation of leniency agreements and defence before CADE. Also well placed to handle high-profile merger control proceedings, boasting particular expertise in the entertainment and technology sectors. IBM and Natura are new clients.

Strengths Commentators are impressed by "the legal knowledge and expertise of the partners, in addition to the close relationship they maintain with clients, always striving for the quality of the service."

Work highlights Assisted Disney with the merger review proceeding related to its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

Notable practitioners

Sources call partner
Alexandre Ditzel Faraco
"a very good lawyer, poised and discreet." They also underline his "technical ability." He has notable experience representing automotive companies before CADE in investigations into alleged cartel activity. He also assists with merger control clearance.

Sources describe
Ana Paula Martinez
as "a reliable, experienced and quite creative professional," going on to assert: "She is able to understand in depth how CADE works." Martinez remains active advising on anti-competitive conduct investigations and prominent merger filings. A client emphasises: "Ana Paula draws upon her very interesting background working abroad to answer the expectations of foreign executives. She conducts complex internal investigations like no other."

Partner
Mariana Tavares de Araujo
receives plaudits for the solid assistance provided to leading multinational companies on anti-competitive behaviour mandates, as endorsed by a source: "Mariana is very good in cartel investigations and a really intelligent adviser who has a thoughtful approach and is highly articulate when presenting arguments." A client adds that "she is able to couple her previous experience working at CADE with a great knowledge of the corporate world's dynamics."