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Paulo Brancher

Paulo Brancher


A specialist in technology, banking, financial services, cryptoassets and innovation issues, Paulo is a Distinguished Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and a graduate and postgraduate professor in Business Law and Law & Technology at the same institution.


Paulo is a member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), having previously served as a board member for six years. He has also served as chairman of the Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Communications (ABDTIC).


Paulo is the author of the books Contratos de Software (Software Agreements), Direito da Concorrência e Propriedade Intelectual (Competition Law and Intellectual Property) and Contratos de Licenciamento de Propriedade Industrial (Industrial Property Licensing Agreements), and has co-authored another three – A Proteção de Dados Pessoais no Brasil (Personal Data Protection in Brazil), Desafios Atuais do Direito da Concorrência (Current Challenges in Competition Law) and Desafios Atuais da Regulação Econômica e Concorrência (Current Challenges in Economic and Competition Regulation). He is also the editor of the law journal Direito Empresarial na Economia Digital (Business Law in the Digital Economy).


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Master of Laws in Comparative Civil Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Doctor of Laws in Economic Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Distinguished Professor (livre-docente) – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).


Análise Advocacia 500 – Construction and Engineering (2020), Digital (2020, 2022), Telecommunications (2022), São Paulo (2020, 2022)

Chambers Brazil – Technology (2018–2023), Telecommunications (2018), Data Protection (2023)

Latin Lawyer 250 – Telecoms & Media Data, Technology & Privacy Law, Intellectual Property (2020–2021 and 2024)

Leader’s League – Technologies, Internet & Telecommunications (2018)

LACCA Approved – Corporate/M&A (2019–2021)

The Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution (2015), TMT: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, TMT: Tech, Innovation and Digital Business (2015–2019, 2021–2022), Corporate and M&A (2015–2017), Competition and Antitrust (2015–2018)

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Data (2020)

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Global Elite (2019)

Who’s Who Legal – Data: Thought Leaders (2018–2019; 2023)

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Data: Thought Leaders (2023)

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Latin American M&A in cybersecurity expected to pick up as segment grows in relevance – analysis

The volume of mergers and acquisitions in cybersecurity is expected to increase in Latin America as the segment grows in relevance, according to a financial and a legal advisor. The cybersecurity market has exploded in recent years due to digital transformation, said Rogerio Reis, managing partner at Barueri, Sao Paulo-based cybersecurity advisory firm Safont Reis, whose services include M&A.

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