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Advocacia Del Chiaro
CEP 01451-000 SÃO PAULO, SP

Brazil > Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Competition boutique Advocacia Del Chiaro is active in advisory matters and litigation, but particularly excels in proceedings before CADE and the judicial courts. The firm, which combines expertise in emerging industries – such as technology, fintech and the digital economy – and traditional sectors, including mining and infrastructure, is also well versed in merger filings. With over three decades’ experience in competition law, founding partner José Del Chiaro has a strong reputation in the domestic market. Key support is offered by other seasoned practitioners: Ademir Antonio Pereira JunioLuiz Ramos, who is often retained by Brazilian and international clients in matters concerning the digital economy; and associate Mariana de Azevedo Castro César.

Work highlights

Advocacia Del Chiaro is a leading law firm working in the area of competition/antitrust, regulation and data protection. For almost three decades, we have advised major national and multinational companies and worked closely with several international law firms, handling some of the country’s most complex antitrust cases (including litigation) and matters related to government regulation.

The firm was founded in 1991 by Jose Del Chiaro, formerly the head of the Government’s Secretariat of Economic Law (SDE) and head of CADE (Administrative Council of Economic Defense). Headquartered in Sao Paulo, the country’s economic heartland, we also maintain our own fully-integrated office in the federal capital of Brasilia to ensure close contact with relevant agencies and courts.

Long-term success: Our experience shows that long-term, strategic, business-to-business relationships yield consistent quality, careful alignment of legal strategies with a client’s business and product goals, and predictability of results.

Advantage of specialization: We are internationally recognized as a leading Brazilian law firm specialized in antitrust and competition (including litigation) and matters related to government regulation. Clients come to and stay with us for the firm’s unparalleled experience and specialization. We are not a large, multi-service law firm; the goal was always to build a world-class boutique that offers clients results-driven excellence within the chosen field of specialization. Today’s list of top-flight international and Brazilian companies that seek the firm’s advice is a testament to the success of this vision.

Select cases: Our firm has worked in several landmark cases that constitute important precedents in Brazil. Our experience comprises the most complex antitrust/competition cases regarding cartels, abuse of dominance, IP and antitrust, merger review and antitrust litigation. More recently, our practice has evolved to deal with several government regulation matters in different industries. We have advised major national and multinational companies, including Air Liquide, Alcoa, Bayer, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Ericsson, General Motors, Google, Heineken, Hypermarcas, Itau Bank, Kimberly-Clark, Mahle, Mondelez, Lundbeck, MAN, PhilipMorris, Renault, Trafigura, Tecban and Volkswagen.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust/competition: full range of antitrust issues, including anti-competitive behavior, merger control and compliance. Representation of clients in investigations at the Brazilian Antitrust Agency (CADE).

Antitrust/competition litigation: representation of clients in antitrust matters litigated in Federal or State Courts.

Commercial litigation: representation of clients in complex commercial matters litigated in Federal or State Courts.

Regulation: representation of clients in matters involving regulatory agencies, including the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the National Terrestrial Transportation Agency (ANTT), the National Waterway Transportation Agency (ANTAQ).

Data privacy: advice in issues related to the data privacy regulation.

Trade defense: advice in proceedings related to the application of antidumping safeguards and countervailing measures.