Professor of Law at Mackenzie Presbyterian University; PhD in Philosophy and General Theory of Law at Sao Paulo University - Law School; visiting researcher for Pos Doc at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Master in Economic and Political Law at Mackenzie University; Director of ASCOLA chapter Brazil; nongovernmental advisor of ICN; founder-partner of Vicente Bagnoli Law Office.
Business Strategies to Improve Antitrust Compliance in Brazil and the Approach of CADE to Advocacy: The Car Wash InvestigationThis brief article presents a more practical aspect on the current relevance of Competition Law regarding the business strategies to improve antitrust compliance in Brazil and the advocacy approach of CADE, the Brazilian Competition Authority. For doing that, the present brief article is divided in two items. The first one, a brief history of Competition Law and compliance in Brazil, where is explained briefly the beginning of compliance in the 2000’s and the new demands imposed by the current Competition Law. The second one, the Car Wash investigation (Car Wash Operation) as the true turning point of corporate culture in Brazil, which shows that the Law does apply to everyone and has fostered a cultural change from the top of the companies and has demanded well-structured compliance programs.