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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Pinheiro Neto Advogados' sophisticated team is highly respected for advising on the full spectrum of competition matters. The department is particularly noted for helping prominent market players in cross-border matters. Blue-chip companies from the most regulated industries, including aviation and financial services, frequently rely on its services for merger control cases. Also provides key assistance on highly sensitive antitrust compliance matters.

Strengths

A client says: "They provide very high-quality service. They are very responsive, very available and prioritise the case and the client."

Work highlights

Advised The Boeing Company on a transaction with Embraer involving the commercial and military aeroplane industries.

Notable practitioners

Cristianne Saccab Zarzur sits among the very best for maintaining a diverse and high-profile practice. Zarzur is particularly admired by clients from the financial sector and has gathered success helping payment service providers get the green light from Brazil's competition watchdog. "She is incredibly responsive, knows our business, and is very pragmatic, helpful and solution-oriented,"a client says.

José Alexandre Buaiz Neto has achieved remarkable success helping clients handle anti-competitive and anti-corruption investigations before Brazilian authorities, especially before CADE. "He is a strategic thinker and able to combine very accurate legal advice with very practical and pragmatic approaches," a client says.

Leonardo Rocha e Silva handles anti-competitive behaviour investigations and merger reviews before CADE. He is noted for handling complex merger transactions notified in multiple jurisdictions. Rocha e Silva is also admired for leading judicial disputes. "He is a very capable and excellent antitrust lawyer with a great understanding of how things are done in this area," says a client.

Renê Guilherme da Silva Medrado maintains a highly refined practice representing prominent clients before CADE. His enviable track record includes blue-chip international players negotiating key assets in Brazil. "He is extremely professional and responsive, has a clear understanding of CADE and the local procedures, explains everything very clearly, and presents the arguments and strategies very effectively," a client says, adding: "I was very impressed by him and his skills."

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Overview

With unparalleled experience at domestic and international levels, our competition offers counsel in virtually every aspect of competition law, drawing on the support of other practice areas of the firm and on the collaboration of renowned economists and technical experts, if necessary. Our practice covers:
• Counseling on development of commercial and corporate structures;
• Notification to the competition authorities and regulatory agencies of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, contracts or other transactions involving market dominance or consolidation of control;
• Counsel to Brazilian companies involved in cross-border transactions;
• Negotiation and review of performance commitments executed in structure control proceedings;
• Advice to clients as interested party in third-party notifications (oppositions and other procedures);
• Drafting of leniency proposals;
• Defense in anticompetitive practice investigations such as cartels and abuse of dominant position;
• Negotiation of alternative solutions or cease-and-desist commitments in lieu of sentencing on practices in restraint of trade;
• Representation in measures relating to concentration acts and in administrative proceedings before the Judiciary;
• Filing of lawsuits and defense of clients in suits for damages, public and private, as a result of anticompetitive practices;
• Due diligence investigations on compliance matters and development of compliance training programs.

Competition/Antitrust

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Location

Rua Hungria, 1100

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01455-906

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Brazil

Competition/Antitrust


Cristianne Saccab Zarzur
Band 1
José Alexandre Buaiz Neto
Band 3
Leonardo Rocha e Silva
Band 4
Renê Guilherme da Silva Medrado
Band 2