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Demarest Advogados

AV PEDROSO DE MORAES 1201, SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 1800
Fax:
Fax +55 11 3356 1700
Email:
Web:
www.demarest.com.br

Paola Pugliese

Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 2084
Email:
Demarest Advogados

Work Department

Antitrust Law

Position

Partner

Career

Partner since 2013. Former partner and associate at Lefosse and Linklaters (2007-13), Levy Salomão (2005-07) and Pinheiro Neto (1996-2005). Paola focuses on high profile cartel investigations, merger control, abuse of dominance and assists companies on competition compliance matters. She has experience in several industries, including: petrochemical, mining, aviation, oil&gas, pharmaceutical, medical devices, transportation, consumer goods, crop protection.

Languages

English, German

Education

Graduated in Law from the University of São Paulo School of Law in 1999. Ms. Pugliese earned an LL.M. degree summa cum laude in Competition Law from the Albert Ludwig's Universität Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany, in 2004. She is also postgraduate in Economic and Corporate Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP) in 2001.

Leisure

Publications: 'GTDT: Cartels in Brazil'; 'The Brazilian Leniency Program' among others.


Brazil

Competition and antitrust

Within: Competition and antitrust

Demarest Advogados’ competition team handles a regular workload of merger filings, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance investigations, and compliance training. It also has experience in antitrust-related litigation. Recent highlights include acting as deal counsel to AkzoNobel and BASF in relation to the former’s acquisition of the latter’s industrial coatings business, which was approved by CADE without restrictions; Bruno Drago led the team, which included senior associate Milena Fernandes Mundim. The highly experienced Paola Pugliese co-heads the department alongside Drago, and acts for leading Brazilian and multinational companies in high-profile cases and mergers. Senior associate Paula Salles is another active member of the team. As we go to press, the firm has announced the hire of Daniel Andreoli; with over 17 years' experience, he is the current President of the Antitrust Section of the Brazilian Bar Association (CECORE/OAB-SP) and CADE’s non-governmental advisor regarding events of the International Competition Network (ICN).

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