Eduardo Molan Gaban
Eduardo Molan Gaban is a partner at Machado Associados, heading their antitrust/competition and international trade areas. He has a PhD in law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), when he was a Visiting Fulbrighter at New York University, and an LLM and Bachelor of Law from PUC/SP. He is a Professor of Law on postgraduate programmes. In addition to having written many articles in his fields of expertise, he is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars in Brazil and has authored Antitrust Law in Brazil – Fighting Cartels (Wolters Kluwer, 2011); Competition Law in Brazil – International Encyclopaedia of Law (Wolters Kluwer, 2012); Direito Antitruste (‘Antitrust Law’) (Saraiva, 2012), winner of the 2008 Economic Culture Best Legal Book Award, now in its third edition; Regulação do Setor Postal (‘Postal Services Regulation’) (Saraiva, 2012); and Estudos de Direito Econômico e Economia da Concorrencia (‘Studies on Economic Law and Competition Economics’) (Jurua, 2009). Having worked as a lawyer and a consultant in Brazil for more than 13 years, he worked at CADE and actively participated in relevant cases, such as in challenging the merger between Sadia and Perdigão (approved by CADE in July 2011, under heavy restrictions) on behalf of Marfrig Alimentos SA, as well as representing the Brazilian Association of PET Industry (Abipet) in a competition advocacy consultancy that involved the first public hearing ever held by the new Super CADE. He has also worked in high-profile cartel investigations, both in the administrative and judicial spheres, many of them still in progress in Brazil (for instance, in the civil construction industry (cement and concrete), orange juice, building maintenance, electrical substation, oil liquefied gas, among others). Eduardo has been acknowledged as a leading lawyer in his fields of practice by several national and international publications.