Who We Are
We are a law firm specialized in Brazilian antitrust law, economic regulations, compliance and data protection. In addition to solid professional and academic backgrounds, our team stands out for the depth of experience it possesses in the public sector.
Our skills enable us to provide our clients with the information needed to assess antitrust, data and regulatory risks and make strategic, well-informed decisions, as well as to better defend their interests in the distinct contexts of the legislative, judiciary, and executive branches of government, and also in private disputes.
Our solid academic background and frequent wide-ranging participation in forums and think tanks keeps us informed of the latest innovations and trends in economic, antitrust and data regulation, public policy and institutional design, and how the different sectors of the economy interact.
Our clients are afforded the direct personal attention of experienced partners who place great value on versatility, which is a prominent advantage in highly complex cases and areas where mastery of many disciplines is needed in order to devise and execute carefully crafted strategies.
In cases where settlements must be reached with public agencies, our team’s experience arranging such settlements when in government improves both negotiating ability and awareness of possible outcomes and alternatives.
This profile allows us to operate in traditional markets as well as in frontier cases and pioneering sectors such as services provided through the digital economy. Our clients include national and international companies and associations from a wide-range of sectors, from heavy industry to new technologies, such as financial, telecommunication, infrastructure, mining, electrical, chemical and petrochemical, energy, urban mobility, transportation, healthcare, agriculture, entertainment, innovation, accommodation, among others.
We pride ourselves in providing differentiated legal services focused on clients’ needs and tailored to each specific case. We are also proud of the assistance we have proffered to the third sector and social impact enterprises to improve their project strategy and increase their social impact.
Chambers Latin America 2021
“A client pinpoints ‘the excellent results obtained by the team and their business-oriented approach’."
The Legal 500 – Latin America 2021
“Large Brazilian companies and household name multinationals turn to the team in complex merger control and cartel cases”.
Leaders League 2020
Merger Control and Antitrust Investigations: Brazil Best Law Firms
Latin Lawyer National 2020
“True to its DNA, the firm has built a strong antitrust practice. In addition, the firm also assists clients with compliance, regulatory and technology matters”.
GCR 100 | 21st Edition
"With the addition of Frade and name recognition of the former president, VMCA is one to watch for the future."
Análise Advocacia 500 2019
Boutique Firms: Competition/Antitrust; São Paulo State. Sectors: Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, HealthCare, Steel & Mining