Luís Bernardo Cascão > BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão > RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
LARGO DO IBAM, 1 – 4th FLOOR, HUMAITA
RJ. 22271-070
Brazil
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Work Department

Competition / Digital and New Technologies

Position

Partner

Career

Bernardo Cascão is a partner in BMA’s Competition practice area, and a member of the firm’s Digital Law and New Technologies group, focusing on competition in the digital environment. He represents clients before Brazil’s competition authority, CADE – Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica, in merger reviews and investigations into potentially anticompetitive conduct such as cartels. He also assists clients in reviewing their business practices, developing competition compliance programs and providing training on compliance programs. His clients include some of the largest national and international companies doing business in various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, information technology, energy, oil and gas, ports, construction, finance and investment banking, insurance and reinsurance, durable goods sales, pharmacies and drugstores, fuel distribution and sales, tourism, and parking services.

Bernardo was a foreign associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels (October 2013 to March 2014). 

Languages

Portuguese,English

Memberships

OAB/RJ nº 188.223

Education

LL.M., Economic and Intellectual Property Law, Universidade Cândido Mendes – UCAM (2010)

LL.B., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ (2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Competition and antitrust

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão stands out for its ‘experience, quality, academic training of the lawyers, strategy and excellence in the services‘. The firm’s traditional strength in corporate and M&A ensures a steady flow of merger control instructions for the competition practice, with cases involving digital and media sectors being particularly prominent on its recent workload, though the standalone practice also generates a large proportion of merger work independently. It is also able to work in collaboration with other departments at the full-service firm, including compliance and data protection. The team can regularly be found assisting clients in cartel investigations, as well as unilateral conduct cases. The group is under the leadership of Barbara Rosenberg, an experienced competition law expert whose track record includes advising on the merger approval of numerous high-profile M&A deals. Also of note are Marcos Exposto, who advises companies in the financial services, healthcare and food industries, among others; Camilla Paoletti, who counts domestic and international life sciences, chemicals and consumer goods companies among her clients; José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho, whose practice also encompasses disputes involving competition issues; and Luís Bernardo Cascão, who specialises in antitrust matters in the digital sector. At the associate level, Vivian TerngLea Jenner de Faria and Bruna Anklam are also noted. Since publication, Guilherme Morgulis was promoted to partner at the end of 2022.