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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 public management 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 the 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 vice-chair 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), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and is a guest professor at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Law Program. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on competition law.


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

Specialization in Competition Defense – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and 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 – Competition (2018-2022); Health (2022); Federal District (2022);
Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) – Competition/Antitrust (2021-2022);
Global Competition Review (GCR) – 40 under 40 (2020);
Leaders League Brazil – Merger Control and Antitrust Investigations (2021);
Who’s Who Legal Global – Construction (2022);
Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Competition (2022).

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