Mr Bruno Drago > Demarest Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Demarest Advogados
AV PEDROSO DE MORAES 1201
SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001
Brazil

Work Department

Competition Law, Compliance

Position

Partner

Career

Partner of Demarest’s Competition and Compliance areas, Bruno de Luca Drago holds a PhD in Commercial Law with an emphasis on Competition Law from USP, and a master’s degree in Competition Law from King’s College of London. He was previously an associate of Howrey LLP, handling competition matters at the Brussels office (2005/2006) and Washington D.C. (2007). Bruno concentrates his practice in providing advisory services in the competition area in cases involving cartel conduct and abuse of dominant position, leniency negotiations and cease and desist negotiations, merger and acquisition transaction submissions and associative agreements, competition compliance and consultation involving complex competition issues. Bruno also has significant experience in implementing Integrity Programs focused on anti-corruption laws and conducting internal investigations. Clients include companies in the following industries: technology (such as Dell, VMWare, Qualcomm and Garmin), chemicals (such as AkzoNobel, Clariant, Rhodia, Katrium and QuantiQ), automotive (such as Meritore Sabó), banking (such as ABBC and Banco Inter) and agribusiness (such as Caramuru, Mitsui, CMAA, CECAFÉ), among others.

Languages

Portuguese, English.

Memberships

  • Director of Economic Litigation at the Brazilian Institute for Competition, Consumer and International Trade Studies (IBRAC)
  • Member of the Leadership Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of the Commission for Studies on Competition and Economic Regulation (CECORE)

Education

  • PhD in Commercial Law, with emphasis in Competition Law, from the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2014)
  • Master’s Degree in Competition Law from King’s College of London, University of London, London, England (2005)
  • Specialization in Financial Administration from the University of São Paulo (USP), School of Administration and Economies/School of Administration (FIA/FEA), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)
  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Competition and antitrust

The ‘dedicated, technical and agile team‘ at Demarest Advogados is regularly engaged by major companies in the healthcare, education and technology sectors, among others, and also maintains relationships with leading international law firms in the UK and US. The practice is well versed in behavioural investigations into cartels and other forms of anti-competitive conduct, while on the mergers side, the firm stands out for its track record in complex cases. With a sizeable team dedicated to competition and antitrust, the firm brings together the expertise of its experienced professionals. Paola Pugliese is the chair of the Competition Commission of the ICC for 2022 and 2023, and acts for clients in high-profile competition investigations and proceedings; Daniel Oliveira Andreoli stands out for his role in negotiating leniency and settlement agreements; Bruno Drago is particularly active in abuse of dominance cases; and Milena Fernandes Mundim draws on her previous experience both in CADE and an international law firm to advise on cross-border mergers, and was elected chief executive of the Competition Commission of the ICC for 2022 and 2023. Clients also benefit from the input of the department’s experienced senior associates Fabianna Morselli and Marco Antônio Fonseca.