Paulo graduated from Universidade de São Paulo Law School in 1993 and earned an LL.M. in Corporation Law from New York University School of Law in 1997. He then worked for two years as a Foreign Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in New York. He is an Officer of the International Bar Association, Chair Emeritus of Lex Mundi and a member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and of the Advisory Board of "Working Group on Legal Opinions" of the American Bar Association. An expert in M&A, Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, Paulo authored many articles on the subjects and co-authored the book "Business Laws of Brazil" (WestThompson, 2015, 4th edition), and has been nominated for many years a "leading lawyer in his field" by directories such as IFLR, Chambers, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, LACCA, Leaders League, Latin Lawyer 250 and the Brazilian Análise Advocacia 500.
Mr. Rocha was named by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global as a top practitioner and valued for his "experience and hands-on approach. He was also nominated as a "leading lawyer in his field" by the following directories: Legal 500, IFLR, Who's Who Legal (M&A and Corporate Governance) and Análise Advocacia (Corporate Law and Contracts).In 2015, Mr. Rocha was again recommended by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), in Mergers & Acquisitions. "He's an excellent negotiator and has a dynamic view of how to do business." (Chambers Global) "Civil, genial, competent, professional and attentive." (Chambers Report) "Always personally available or can be contacted through his team. He has a solid background in the law and excellent relationships with other law firms in Brazil and abroad." (Chambers Report)