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Eduardo Frade

Eduardo Frade

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Eduardo advises clients on a wide range of competition and regulatory matters, including mergers, cartels, leniency, abuse of dominant position, compliance, advocacy, and general competition law consulting. His work in various government agencies (such as the Ministry of Planning and the Civil Aviation Office) has been widely recognized, as well as his leadership in his ten years at the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade), where he played a pivotal role in restructuring Brazil’s antitrust agency and implementing the New Competition Law in 2012, as both a Deputy General Superintendent and General Superintendent.

Considered one of the world’s leading competition lawyers by various legal publications, Global Competition Review named Eduardo one of the top 40 competition lawyers under 40 worldwide in its 2020 “40 under 40” issue. He is a member of the International Cartel Task Force and of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association – Antitrust Section, and has worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He was a guest professor at the FGV Law Program, and  is also the author of numerous books and articles on competition law.


Bachelor of Laws – Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCeub);

Bachelor of International Relations – Universidade de Brasília (UnB);

Specialization in Competition Defense – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV);

Specialization in Public Policy and Government Management – Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (Enap);

Master of Laws – Universidade de Brasília (UnB);

Visiting Scholar – Global Antitrust Institute – George Mason University, USA;

Participant in the Advanced Seminar on Regulatory Policy – George Washington University, USA.


Análise Advocacia 500 – Antitrust (2018–2023), Health (2022-2023), Federal District (2022-2023);

Chambers Brazil – Competition/Antitrust (2021–2023);

Global Competition Review (GCR) – 40 under 40 (2020);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Antitrust & Competition (2022–2024);

Who’s Who Legal Global – Construction (2022–2023); Competition (2023);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Competition (2022).

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Global Competition Review

CADE prepares to block first deal on vertical theory of harm

Remedies are insufficient to offset the competitive harm caused by the merger of a key health insurer and healthcare services provider, Brazil’s antitrust agency has said in its first significant decision on a vertical tie-up since releasing guidelines on such deals earlier this year.
The Administrative Council for Economic Defence’s investigative arm revealed on Monday it is challenging Unimed’s proposed acquisition of Fundação Ouro Branco, a subsidiary of Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau Açominas.

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