Bruno L. Peixoto received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005 and currently heads the Antitrust Law Practice Group of Lanna Peixoto Advogados in Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and Brasilia. Before founding Lanna Peixoto Advogados, Bruno was an attorney at the Antitrust Department of the Ministry of Justice (SDE) where he held positions in the Merger Control Division and in the Anticompetitive Practices Division.
Bruno has distinguished experience in complex and multifaceted antitrust litigation, having successfully elaborated and filed the first private actions for damages caused by cartelization in Brazilian legal history, as well as the first antitrust collective actions (a hybrid of US class actions and EU-style representative actions). Besides of obtaining landmark decisions in private actions in federal and state courts, he has represented leading Brazilian and global companies in investigations concerning cartelization and unilateral conducts before the CADE and the SDE.
Bruno has also represented merging companies in complex transactions, performing a comprehensive assessment of specific efficiencies derived from integration as well as their effects on Brazilian and Latin American markets. He has conducted notifications of mergers and acquisitions in industries as diverse as steel, retailing, insurance, and food processing. He regularly advises global companies on their commercial practices and business strategies.
Bruno is also founder and president of the Brazilian Institute for Economic Analysis of Law, a non-profit organization to advance economic analysis of Brazilian law and issue public policy recommendations, whose members include politicians, scholars, and practitioners who have conducted research in law and economics in the world’s leading universities. He is also active in the academic community and has lectured extensively and published articles on antitrust law in both Brazilian and American law journals.