WE CARE AND TREAT THE MATTERS OF OUR CLIENTS AS OUR OWN

We are BGA, a law firm specialized in Economic Law, founded by Priscila Brolio Gonçalves and her team.

We aggregate the experience of over 20 years, the credibility and the spotless reputation of Priscila with the talent and ingenuity of a team of young lawyers with excellent education.

We have been working together in a highly integrated fashion, providing our clients with strategic services in high profile and complex matters, in an ethical, skillful, innovative, discrete and meticulous way.

We are the ideal law firm for companies and people, inside or outside Brazil, who, just like us, aim to be the best in their respective areas.

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

  • Ethics
  • Outstanding services and tailored solutions
  • Innovative and strategic thinking
  • Strong partnership
  • Transparency
  • Discretion and diligence in the handling of our clients’ matters
  • Freedom and right to defense

WHAT WE DO

Matters of Economic Law have become increasingly present in the daily routine of companies and executives due to the strict enforcement of the Brazilian Antitrust Agency (CADE), the Public Prosecution Offices, Parliamentary Investigation Committees, Consumer Protection Authorities and other entities in the federal, state and municipal spheres.

We aggregate the necessary skills and expertise to advise our clients to:

  • fully understand and comply with the laws (compliance);
  • negotiate and clear mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, and strategic partnerships;
  • position themselves more competitively in the market;
  • expand their businesses and receive investments;
  • protect their businesses from unfair and predatory competition;
  • protect themselves from restrictive behavior adopted either by private agents and the Government;
  • handle governmental investigations, by settlements or litigation.

Anti-bribery Law

advising and drafting reports and legal opinions;

providing services as an auditing board member, monitoring body or ombudsman;

representing our clients in investigations conducted by Internal Affair’s Offices, the Public Prosecution Offices, Parliamentary Investigation Committees and other enforcement authorities in the federal, state and municipal spheres;

negotiating settlements;

providing advice regarding anticorruption-related lawsuits.

Compliance

general counseling and drafting reports and legal opinions;

designing, implementing and revising Compliance Programs regarding antitrust, anticorruption, consumer law and trade remedies;

drafting guidelines and booklets;

designing and training legal and commercial teams; promoting courses, presentations and lectures;

counseling on the design and development of applications and softwares.

Commercial Defense

counseling and providing reports and legal opinions;

submitting claims related to foreign trade tariffs, preferences and exemptions (e.g., ex-tariffs);

monitoring and opposing third-party claims;

representing and advising on trade remedies investigations, such as anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguards and anti-circumvention;

representing and advising on matters related to the Technical Group for Public Interest (GTIP) and the Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX);

providing legal assistance in trade remedies-related lawsuits.

Consumer Law

general counseling, designing of business policies and guidelines, drafting reports and legal opinions;

structuring and conducting recall procedures;

representing our clients in investigations conducted by the Consumer Protection Authorities, such as SENACON and PROCONs, the Public Prosecution Offices, Parliamentary Investigation Committees and other enforcement authorities in the federal, state and municipal spheres;

settlement negotiations;

advising clients on lawsuits regarding consumer matters.

Competition/Antitrust Law

general counseling, deal planning, drafting reports and legal opinions regarding transactions, agreements and market practices;

pre-merger notification of transactions (mergers and acquisitions, associative agreements, joint ventures);

monitoring and opposing deals adverse to our clients’ interests;

representing both complainants and defendants in government investigations (cartel-related matters, exchange of sensitive information, refusals to deal, resale price maintenance, discriminatory behavior, tie-in and bundling arrangements, among others);

settlement and remedy negotiations;

leniency agreements;

conducting internal investigations and antitrust audits;

advising clients on competition-related lawsuits.

OUR TEAM

priscila@bgalegal.com.br

Priscila Brolio
Gonçalves

Bachelor of laws, University of São Paulo Law School (1997); Master of Laws, University of São Paulo Law School (2002); PHD, University of São Paulo Law School (2008); Visiting Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE (2007).

Priscila’s practice has been focused in Economic Law and Compliance for more than twenty (20) years. She has extensive experience in the representation of national and foreign clients, in a broad range of sectors, including Technology, Internet, Entertainment and Media, Financial Services and Payment Methods, Footwear and Clothing, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverage, Education, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Energy, Outsourcing and Security, Infrastructure and Automotive.

Languages: Portuguese, English and French.

 

She is a non-governmental advisor (NGA) for the International Competition Network – ICN and actively participates in ICN’s Unilateral Conduct Working Group.

Member and Counsel woman of the Brazilian Institute of Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade – IBRAC; Member of the International Bar Association – IBA; Member of the Section of Antitrust of the American Bar Association – ABA.

In addition to her professional and institutional duties, she has academic activities, as lecturer, speaker and teacher in courses and seminars and as a member of examining boards.

She has authored several articles, published in books and specialized magazines, and the books “Resale Price Maintenance and Suggested Retail Price in Distribution Agreements” (São Paulo, Singular, 2016), and “Compulsory Negotiations in the Antitrust Law” (São Paulo, Singular, 2010).

Ranked in important publications and rankings, including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, IFLR’s Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, Women in Business Law.

“She is adept at identifying problems and analyses issues with a pro-business attitude”.

“She’s highly dedicated and has strong working relations with the relevant authorities”.

“Versatile and quick to identify risk and come up with solutions to lead to great results”.

“Huge talent and amazing skills”.

(Chambers, 2009-2018)

 

Professional highlights:

  • Clearance of complex transactions (national and cross border). Notification to CADE of the first transaction analyzed under the pre-merger regime established by Law 12,529/11;
  • Opposing and intervening in paradigmatic transactions;
  • Advising and representing clients in investigations regarding unilateral conducts (exclusivity clauses, resale price maintenance, discriminatory behavior, abuse of IP rights) in several industries, such as tobacco, food and beverage, footwear, health care, automotive, payment methods, collection of copyrights, entertainment, telecommunications and internet;
  • Advising and representing clients in investigations of cartel-related behavior, including bid rigging and collusive conducts;
  • Advising and representing clients in antidumping, anti-circumvention and anti-subsidies investigations in the footwear, steel, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries;
  • Designing compliance politics, drafting “Best Practices Booklets” and other documents, and promoting in-house trainings to publicly traded companies;
  • Conducting recall procedures in the pharmaceutical, automotive, gas cylinders and electronic devices industries;
  • Advising and representing clients in investigations conducted by Parliamentary Investigation Committees in the pharmaceutical, entertainment and media and transportation industries; and
  • Coordinating, moderating and speaking in national and international panels and events.
camila.rocha@bgalegal.com.br

Camila Pires
da Rocha

Bachelor of Laws, University of São Paulo Law School (2013); Master of Laws candidate, University of São Paulo Law School.

Teaching assistant at University of São Paulo.

Camila completed the program of Administrative Law, Regulation and Competition offered by the Brazilian Society of Public Law (2014).

She was a member of the research group in Civil Law with scholarship granted by COSEAS (2010 – 2013).  

She completed an exchange program at École de Langues Accord – Paris (2011).  

She was part of the Youth Parliament promoted by the City Council of São Paulo (2002).

Along with Gabriel Mattioli de Miranda, Camila won second place in TIM-IBRAC Prize for undergraduates (2013) for the article “Implications of the Corporate Recovery regime in the Competition Law”, published in Revista do IBRAC, 25/139, 2014. She has authored papers regarding Antitrust Law.

Languages: Portuguese, English and French

danielle.rezende@bgalegal.com.br

Renata Gonsalez de Souza

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2014).

Attended to philosophy college at University of São Paulo.

Master of Laws in interdisciplinary gender studies at Universidad de Salamanca (2015). During the masters degree attended to classes regarding Spanish constitution, gender equality and legal enforcement at new technologies.

Has huge experience in civil law, working especially on litigation and advising fields as well on due diligences.

Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

gabriel.miranda@bgalegal.com.br

Gabriel Mattioli
de Miranda

Bachelor of Laws, University of São Paulo Law School (2013).

Bachelor of Mathematics candidate in the Statistics and Mathematics Institute of São Paulo University.

Researcher in the Lawrgorithm, an independent non-profit association, founded by professors of the São Paulo University in the areas of computer science, engineering, law, economics and philosophy, dedicated to the research of artificial intelligence applied to Law and its legal, social, economic and cultural implications.

Researcher in the National Justice Council project named “Judicial Revision of decisions of Regulatory Agencies” (2010).  

Completed the courses of Constitution and Politics, Scientific Methodology Research and Constitutional Law offered by the Brazilian Society of Public Law (2011).

Teaching assistant at the University of São Paulo (2011) and at Colégio Visconde de Porto Seguro (2015-2016).

Along with Camila Pires da Rocha, Gabriel won second place in TIM-IBRAC Prize for undergraduates (2013) for the article “Implications of the Corporate Recovery regime in the Competition Law”, published in Revista do IBRAC, 25/139, 2014. He has authored papers about Public and Antitrust Law.  

Languages: Portuguese, English and French.

mauricio.ribeiro@bgalegal.com.br

Maurício da
Silva Ribeiro

Bachelor of Laws, Faculdade Autônoma de Direito de São Paulo (2011).

Maurício completed the course “Internal Investigations and Compliance” (IBRAC, 2017), among other courses and trainings on the subject.

Before graduating in Law, Mauricio graduated as Bachelor of Sports (São Paulo University, 1996); specialized in Exercise Physiology (UNIFESP, 1999) and got a Master Degree in Exercise Physiology (UNIFESP, 2002).

He worked with therapeutic treatment of patients of psychologic and psychiatric clinics with focus in physical exercises for behavioral changing purposes.  

He has participated as a speaker in conferences and seminars and as a guest professor in the course of Exercise Physiology promoted by CESCAGE – Paraná.

He completed an Exchange program at Martin College – Sidney (1998).

Languages: Portuguese and English.

Talk to us

São Paulo

Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima,
3729, Sala 426
São Paulo – SP – Brasil
CEP 04538-905

Brasília

Ed. Centro Empresarial Varig
Setor Comercial Norte – SCN, Quadra 4,
Bloco B, Sala 1201
Brasília –DF – Brasil
CEP 70714-900