With a pioneering work and decades of experience in Antitrust Law, Demarest has represented countless clients in submissions and antitrust investigations before the Brazilian Antitrust Agency (CADE). Formed by seasoned professionals, educated at universities abroad and having practiced at renowned law firms in the United States and Europe, the firm's Antitrust department offers our clients an extensive assistance, keeping them permanently updated on any news that may affect their business.
That closeness and commitment to our clients are evidenced by the presence of Demarest's Antitrust department in the most significant directories and awards in the sector, namely, Chambers, Who’s Who Legal, ICFM Leading Lawyer 500 Award and Latin Lawyer 250. Likewise, the Antitrust department has an outstanding institutional presence in Brazil and abroad, as evidenced by the relationship maintained with other international law firms and the constant lectures and seminars its members deliver in Brazil and abroad.
Some of the main activities conducted by this practice area include the preparation and notification of submissions (Concentration Acts); clients' representation in procedures, investigations and administrative proceedings to determine possible violations, negotiations of leniency and cease and desist agreements; legal remedies before the Courts aiming the review of administrative decisions; advice on various trade practices; preparation of compliance and training programs; and due diligence investigations involving competition matters.
Demarest's Antitrust team has the support of the Intellectual Property Department with which it has worked on several notorious cases involving competition and intellectual property rights, as well as the support of the Criminal Department, especially in regard to typified collusive behavior.