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Bruno Drago, Partner, Demarest Advogados to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s International Merger Control: An Update from the BRICs for US Clients Live Webcast

New York, NY, March 18, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Bruno Drago, Partner, Demarest Advogados will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “International Merger Control: An Update from the BRICs for US Clients.” This event is scheduled for May 19, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Bruno Drago

Bruno has been practicing in the area of Competition Law for more than 15 years, including activities related to notifications of mergers and acquisitions and associative contracts to the Brazilian Competition Policy System (“SBDC”), international and local cartels, and abuse of dominant position. Bruno’s experience involves several economy sectors, such as pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, oil and gas, energy, civil construction, health, footwear, agribusiness, electric-electronic, beverage and transportation, among other industries. Bruno is also experienced in negotiating leniency agreements, Cease and Desist Agreements (“TCCs”) and Agreements on Concentration Control (“ACCs”) as well as in implementing and reviewing compliance programs. Bruno was an associate attorney at Howrey LLP, in Brussels, where he worked on competition issues before the European Commission, Member States and European Courts (2005/2006) and in Washington, D.C.(2007). Council Member of the Brazilian Institute of Studies of Competition, Consumption and International Trade (Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos de Concorrência, Consumo e Comércio Internacional –” IBRAC”) and Member of the Competition Law Commission (Comissão de Direito Concorrencial – “CECORE”). Bruno has also completed his LLM in Competition Law at King's College (2005), and his phd in Commercial Law, with major in Competition, at Universidade de São Paulo (2015).

About Demarest Advogados

Founded in 1948, Demarest is today one of the most reputable law firms in Brazil and is ranked among the major law firms in Latin America. Throughout its history, practicing in several areas of law, Demarest has never moved away from its calling to deliver legal services with a high standard of quality and excellence.

Demarest ensures an effective service to its over two thousand clients by permanently investing in the education and qualification of approximately 250 lawyers and 260 employees in support areas. The multidisciplinary model of performance – with a perfect integration and synergy among its professionals – also contributes to Demarest’s agility and effectiveness in the works it performs.

Clients from all over the world are assisted in national and international transactions through a structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil and in Nova York, US.

This is Demarest Advogados, a firm that has one word inscribed in its DNA: Commitment. Commitment to its clients and to the challenge of contributing to Brazil’s development by means of the Law.

This is what we do best!

Event Synopsis:

Against the backdrop of constantly changing international merger control regimes, this webcast, led by Deidre Johnson of Ropes & Gray LLP, will focus on updates to some of the most in-depth and problematic merger control regimes, including those in Brazil, Russia, India and China. Interesting developments to be discussed will include:

− New Simplified Procedure in China, including current timelines;
− Updated merger control regime in Brazil, including impact on timeline;
− Updates and current trends in Russia and India; and
− Managing local counsel, timeline and competing priorities from the perspective of US counsel and our clients.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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