Vinicius Marques de Carvalho listed among the leading Competition attorneys in Brazil by Best Lawyers

Partner Vinicius Marques de Carvalho was included among the leading Brazilian Competition and Antitrust practitioners in the recently published 9th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Brazil.

Best Lawyers is a US legal directory operating in the market for more than 30 years, which recognizes each year the practice of lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys around the world.

Future of enforcement spurs speculations as Brazil elects new leader

Partner Eduardo Frade talked to Global Competition Review (GCR) about antitrust perspectives regarding the Brazilian New Government. President-elected Jair Bolsonaro will nominate to replace six key members of the country’s competition watchdog when their terms expire next year.

According to Eduardo, “that the best way to predict the future direction of antitrust enforcement is for Brazil to analyse who the current administration nominates”. Eduardo also added that the  appointment of Sergio Moro as the country’s new minister of justice appears to be a clear sign that Bolsonaro will take a hard stance against corruption and competition violations, while the Chicago-educated Brazilian economist Paulo Guedes as the country’s new finance minister may mean the country can expect a more liberal approach to business and government intervention matters.

Full article available here.

 

Brazilian antitrust lawyers await Bolsonaro’s CADE nominations

Partner Eduardo Frade talked to Latin Lawyer about antitrust perspectives regarding the Brazilian New Government. President-elected Jair Bolsonaro will nominate to replace six key members of the country’s competition watchdog when their terms expire next year.

According to Eduardo, “that the best way to predict the future direction of antitrust enforcement is for Brazil to analyse who the current administration nominates”. Eduardo also added that the  appointment of Sergio Moro as the country’s new minister of justice appears to be a clear sign that Bolsonaro will take a hard stance against corruption and competition violations, while the Chicago-educated Brazilian economist Paulo Guedes as the country’s new finance minister may mean the country can expect a more liberal approach to business and government intervention matters.

Full article available here.

Vinicius Marques de Carvalho to speak at IBRAC’s annual seminar

Partner Vinicius Marques de Carvalho speaks today at IBRAC’s (Brazil’s most influential think tank on competition policy) annual seminar, which takes place in Campos do Jordão from today until Friday, October 26.

Vinicius will be a panelist at the second panel of the day, entitled “Damages claims in Brazilian antitruste: defining the borders between Fighting cartels and the leniency programe”, alongside other corporate lawyers, consultants and Cade’s members.

Other topics which will be discussing during the seminar are challenger in negotiating remedies in mergers and acquisitions, how does the regulation fintechs change competition in the market, how are the BRICS countries dealing with antitrust and digital economy and the challenges of global merger across the main jurisdictions in competition enforcement.

Programme and more information are available at the seminar’s webpage.

Partner Eduardo Frade to discuss the Brazilian merger enforcement in NY

The Brazilian merger enforcement will be the focus of a breakfast organized by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Antitrust Law Section next Friday, October 19. VMCA partner Eduardo Frade will be one of the panelists in the discussion entitled “Merger Control in Brazil: Fundamentals and Latest Developments”.

The debate will cover the basics of a Brazilian filing, CADE’s standard of review, timing, negotiation of remedies, and the impact of review by other large jurisdictions. The panelists will also look back at some of the recent transactions that CADE has reviewed to shed light on developments and trends in merger control enforcement in Brazil.

The event will take place at Allen & Overy LLP New York office, at 1221 Avenue of the Americas. More information is available at the Antitrust Law Section webpage and in the program flyer.

Partner Vinicius Marques de Carvalho speaks at Anatel’s Competition Workshop: watch the video in Portuguese

Our Partner Vinicius Marques de Carvalho spoke last week at the IV Competition Workshop, organized by the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações – Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency), which will be held at the Agency headquarters, in Brasília. Entitled “The new digital ecosystem: sustainability and the new business model”, the workshop discussed the competition current framework in the telecoms industry.

Vinicius spoke at the first session of the day, “The new digital ecosystem and the need for innovation in telecom business models”, discussing business models available to the providers in a scenario of new technologies, such as IoT and OTT, economic regulation and competition.

Watch the seminar here (Portuguese).

Partner Vinicius Marques de Carvalho to speak at Anatel’s IV Competition Workshop in Brasília

Our Partner Vinicius Marques de Carvalho will participate tomorrow, October 3rd, as a speaker at the IV Competition Workshop, organized by the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações – Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency), which will be held at the Agency headquarters, in Brasília.

Entitled “The new digital ecosystem: sustainability and the new business model”, the workshop aims to discuss the competition current framework in the telecoms industry. Vinicius will speak at the first session of the day, “The new digital ecosystem and the need for innovation in telecom business models”, which will discuss business models available to the providers in a scenario of new technologies, such as IoT and OTT, economic regulation and competition.

More information is available here.

Partner Eduardo Frade joins panel about innovation, called “Disruptive Innovations and Competition”

Our partner Eduardo Frade participated this week, in Brasília, of the “Discussions on Innovation Freedom”, promoted by the Confederação Nacional de Serviços – CNS (National Services Confederation) and Ayres Britto Consultoria Jurídica e Advocacia, discussing the subject “Innovation Freedom in Brazil”. The event aimed to share with the community the perspective of influent characters in the innovation area. Frade’s presented the theme “Disruptive Innovation and Competition”.

LGDP Impacts: questions and answers about the impacts of the new regulation on the financial sector

Continuing the series of articles regarding the LGDP (new Personal Data Protection Law in Brazil), coordinated by our partner Marcela Mattiuzzo, Matheus Policarpo Ferreira and Vitor Barbosa elaborated a document with questions and answers regarding specifically the financial sector, approaching some overlap areas – and possible conflict – between the law and the Positive Register Law. Read in Portuguese.