Mr Daniel Costa Rebello > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Competition, Compliance and Internal Investigations.




Daniel Costa Rebello advises clients on compliance and competition law matters, especially in the financial, automotive, technology, healthcare and oil and gas sectors. In competition law, Daniel has extensive experience in negotiating agreements with the Brazilian competition regulator (CADE) and in defending clients in administrative and court proceedings.
He also has unrivaled experience in merger filing cases, having acted as General Coordinator at CADE between 2015 and 2016 and collaborated to several guides, including Guide H, the Leniency Program Guide, and the Internal Manual for Merger Control Review. In the compliance arena, Daniel has worked on several internal investigations of public and private companies.
He is experienced in negotiating leniency programs and agreements with the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF), the Federal Comptroller Board (CGU) and the Federal Attorney-General Office (AGU). He also advises companies on the implementation and monitoring of compliance programs and policies, as well as on compliance training procedures. Admitted to practice in New York (NYBAR).
He was a foreign associate at DeBrauw Blackstone Westbroek, in the Netherlands, in 2012. Daniel is licensed to practice law in Brazil and in New York.


Portuguese and English.


Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE).


MBA in Business and Corporate Law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) – 2013;
LL.M. from the Columbia University – 2010;
Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Brasília (UnB) – 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

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.

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations

Leveraging its full-service capabilities, Pinheiro Neto Advogados is able to deploy multidisciplinary teams to assist clients with the gamut of white-collar criminal law matters; moreover, it is noted for its ‘holistic view, deep knowledge, business understanding and objectivity’. The team can regularly be found assisting executives and corporates with state and federal investigations and also has a notable track-record in administrative and judicial litigation. The practice grew organically in January 2022 with the promotion of Lourival Lofrano Júnior to counsel. Other names to note include Mário Panseri Ferreira, who is responsible for the criminal practice at the firm and who has over 20 years’ advisory and litigious experience; José Alexandre Buaiz Neto, whose broad practice takes in anti-corruption and compliance, competition and litigation; litigator Vicente Coelho Araujo; and corporate investigations expert Daniel Costa Rebello. Since publication, Natalia Genina Lugero De Almeida has been raised to the partnership – with effect from January 2023.

Brazil > Competition and antitrust

Noted for its ‘personalised and agile service‘, Pinheiro Neto Advogados has a well-established reputation in Brazil, and its competition department remains at the forefront of the market. With comprehensive coverage in this field, the team is a popular choice for major domestic and international companies in merger reviews and investigations before CADE. The firm also stands out for its ability to represent clients in judicial litigation, still a relatively nascent area in Brazil; the antitrust group’s origins in the litigation department make it particularly well placed for these cases. Also of note is the firm’s highly regarded M&A department, which ensures a regular flow of merger filings, including in multi-jurisdictional deals. Cristianne Zarzur is a well-known competition expert in the market; her expertise covers merger control, anti-competitive practices and compliance. Antitrust and international trade specialist Renê Medrado, competition and compliance expert José Alexandre Buaiz Neto, and Leonardo Rocha e Silva in Brasília are also key senior figures in the team. Daniel Costa Rebello and associate Alessandro Pezzolo Giacaglia are additional names to note. In a rare move, the firm hired former CADE official Amanda Athayde in July 2022.