Francisco Niclós Negrão joined the firm in 2023, as co-head of our Antitrust and International Trade Practice. Negrão has over 20 years of experience in complex cases in both areas, being recognized for offering legal solutions to complex problems in addition to a sophisticated economic analysis, given his double educational background.
Negrão’s experience in both practices during two decades allows him to have a deep knowledge of the functioning of various markets, having had stellar results for his clients in antidumping investigations, subsidies/countervailing measures, public interest analyses, tariff changes, commercial disputes, among others. In addition, in antitrust, Negrão has a solid background in complex merger reviews, investigations regarding vertical and horizontal practices, and a renowned track record in the designing and implementation of broad and deep competition compliance programs. He also has experience in the public sector, as a public servant in the Brazilian National Treasury.
Francisco Niclós Negrão has been recognized for International Trade and Antitrust by the main legal rankings, such as Chambers, The Legal 500, Latin Lawer 250, Who’s Who Legal, Leaders League, Best Lawyers, and Análise Advocacia, among others.
In international Trade, according to clients mentioned by The Legal 500: “Francisco Niclós Negrão is currently one of the best lawyers, if not the best, in the area of international trade in the country. He has an incredible depth in his analysis and, at the same time, a great power of synthesis highly valued by those who are on the side of the company and need to pass the information to management in a clear and direct way. In addition, he is highly respected by the authorities for his knowledge. His fluency in English and Spanish, in addition to Portuguese, is a great asset, especially for companies with a presence in several countries.” (The Legal 500, 2022)
In antitrust, according to Chambers and Partners: “Francisco Negrão is commended by market sources for his solid expertise in competition law, being further recognised for his knowledge about trade law.” A client asserts: “He is a very skilled lawyer, understands a lot of economic regulation and goes beyond legal knowledge about the topic at hand,” and adds: “He has this additional economic expertise which part complements the work and adds a lot of value.” (Chambers and Partners, 2022)
In addition to his law degree from the University Center of Brasilia (UniCEUB), also holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics and International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University (USA), with a period at Università Bocconi (Italy). Negrão has also compliance training from Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics – SCCE.
Francisco Niclós Negrão is the President for the Commission of International Trade from the Attorneys Institute of São Paulo (IASP) and has been, for two terms, Director of International Trade in the Brazilian Institute for Antitrust, Consumer Law and International Trade (IBRAC). He is routinely a speaker in seminars involving International trade and antitrust.
English and Spanish (fluent)
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