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

Public Law, Infrastructure, and Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations.




Ricardo Pagliari Levy specializes in public law, particularly 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.


Portuguese, English and French.


LL.M. from the University of Nottingham

Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Ricardo Pagliari LevyPinheiro Neto Advogados

The full-service public law team at Pinheiro Neto Advogados attracts praise for its ‘technical knowledge’ of issues concerning PPPs, privatisations and government tenders for public concessions. On the public procurement front, its practitioners showcase strength in all stages of tender procedures in a range of sectors, including transportation, healthcare, defence and sanitation. In addition to advising on government contracts, public utilities concessions and regulatory matters, co-head Ricardo Pagliari Levy is also well versed in administrative and judicial litigation. Fellow co-leader Marcello Bernardes has a strong background in infrastructure project development and litigation with the public administration. Names to note at the associate level include Elina Cunha Friedl, who assists private companies in doing business with federal, state and municipal public entities; and Samuel Lopes Parmegiani, who focuses on public procurement and anti-corruption compliance. Heloisa Figueiredo Ferraz handles both government contracts and administrative proceedings.

Brazil > Compliance

Pinheiro Neto Advogados‘ expertise in leniency agreements sets it apart. Its compliance and corporate crimes team also draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of a range of professionals to assist clients in a diverse mix of matters. This includes improbity proceedings; implementation of compliance, anti-money laundering and other internal policies; independent investigations; and advice in the context of M&A transactions. At the partner level, Jose Alexandre Buaiz Neto brings knowledge of antitrust, anti-corruption and litigation; Ricardo Pagliari Levy adds a range of expertise in public law and corporate compliance; Vicente Coelho Araujo handles complex litigation from the Brasília office; Daniel Costa Rebello acts in complex investigations, particularly in the technology, healthcare and life sciences sectors; and Mário Panseri Ferreira handles the criminal aspects of clients’ cases. Lourival Lofrano Júnior, who specialises in compliance and corporate criminal law, was promoted to counsel in January 2022. Since publication, Natalia Genina Lugero De Almeida has been raised to the partnership – with effect from January 2023.