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Eduardo Frade


​Eduardo has vast experience in a wide range of antitrust and regulatory matters, including mergers, cartels, leniency, abuse of dominance, compliance, advocacy and general antitrust counseling. He has extensive government experience, having served in senior positions at CADE (Brazil’s antitrust authority), the Ministry of Planning, and the Civil Aviation Agency. During his tenure of more than 10 years at CADE, Eduardo was one of the leaders in restructuring the agency and implementing the new antitrust law in 2012, acting first as Deputy General Superintendent in charge of mergers and dominance, and later as General Superintendent. Eduardo is featured as a leading antitrust lawyer in several industry publications. In its last “40 under 40” edition, Global Competition Review names him one of the top 40 antitrust lawyers in the world under the age of 40. Eduardo has been a consultant to the IDB and the OECD, and is currently a member of the International Cartel Task Force and vice-chair of the Corporate Counseling Committee of the American Bar Association – Antitrust Law Section. He was a guest professor at the FGV Law Program, and has published various books and articles on competition law in Brazil and abroad.


Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCeub) and in International Relations, Universidade de Brasília (UnB)

Specialist in Competition Defense, Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and in Public Policy and Government Management, National School of Public Administration (Enap)

Master of Laws, Universidade de Brasília (UnB)

Visiting scholar, Global Antitrust Institute - George Mason University

Participant in the Advanced Seminar on Regulatory Policy (George Washington University, United States) 

Análise Advocacia 500 – Antitrust (2018 – 2020)

Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) – Competition/Antitrust (2021)

GCR – Global Competition Review - 40 Under 40 (2020)

Leaders League Brazil – Merger Control and Antitrust Investigations (2021)

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