Mr Ricardo Pagliari Levy > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Administrative Law and Public Procurement Contracts, Infrastructure and Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations.




Joined Pinheiro Neto Advogados in 1995 and became partner in January 2010.
International Professional Experience: Pinheiro Neto England – 2002.

Ricardo Pagliari Levy specializes in public law, especially public procurement and administrative contracts, public utilities concessions, public–private partnerships (PPP) and regulatory matters (including ports, defense, sewage, aviation, railways, highways). Ricardo advises on those areas and represents clients in judicial and administrative proceedings as well as before budget oversight boards. He is also specialized in anti-corruption, administrative misconduct and corporate white-collar liability, and has wide experience in investigation and in negotiation of leniency programs.

He has published several articles in the Public Procurement Law Review, the Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review and other legal journals, as well as book chapters dealing with public tenders and anti-corruption issues.


Portuguese, English and French.


Belgian-Luxemburg-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Brazil: Member of Advisory Board – 05/2005 – 06/2016
AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers: member since 04/2010
Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Branch: member of the Special Judicial Modernization Commission: 01/2007 – 12/2009
Procurement Law Academic Network (PLAN)Associate Member since 01/2009
Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Branch: member of the Judiciary Recovery Commission11/2005 – 12/2006


Bachelor’s Degree – Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) – 1997. 
LLM (Master of Laws) from University of Nottingham – 2003. 

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Compliance

The highly regarded compliance team at Pinheiro Neto Advogados handles a range of preventive and enforcement work and has recently been particularly active in anti-bribery investigations. Its team has multi-disciplinary expertise in litigation, compliance, white-collar criminal law, antitrust and public law. José Alexandre Buaiz NetoMário Panseri Ferreira and Ricardo Pagliari Levy are key names in São Paulo; Vicente Coelho Araujo and Daniel Costa Rebello – who made partner in January 2020 – are based in Brasília.

Brazil > Public law

The public law practice at Pinheiro Neto Advogados assists clients on a range of litigation and non-contentious matters, showcasing extensive knowledge in public tenders, contract negotiation and financial re-balancing cases. The team is adept at handling the implementation and operation of projects, helping clients navigate regulatory hurdles and negotiations with government authorities. Ricardo Pagliari Levy‘s notable areas of practice include public procurement, concession of public services and PPPs; advising on the development of infrastructure projects and public law litigation are some of Marcello Bernardes‘ areas of focus. Heloisa Figueiredo Ferraz is another key practitioner in the team.