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Paulo Cezar Aragão is a founding partner of BMA. His practice is focused on orporate law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, commercial arbitration and international transactions.

Paulo has taken part in some of the largest M&A transactions in Latin America, and his clients include major national and international companies doing business in a variety of economic sectors. He acts as arbitrator in civil, commercial, and especially corporate cases, and appears as expert witness in national and internation arbitrations.

Over the course of his career, Paulo has dedicated himself to making a contribution to positive social transformation through third-sector institutions and projects, participating actively on boards and councils of organizations.

He is also vice-president of the Market Arbitration Chamber of B3 S.A. – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão, one of the largest stock markets in the world, and director of Abrasca, the Brazilian Association of Listed Companies. From 2013 to 2019, he served as a member of the Capital Markets Advisory Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board – IASB.

Paulo is the only Brazilian lawyer who has been named a Star Individual in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America for more than 10 years running.