• Practice areas
  • Practice areas
Competition Economics

LCA is the only large consulting firm in Brazil with its own legal economics practice. We have 17 years of experience and a vast portfolio of achievements. Areas include competition economics, regulation, trade defense, private litigation, public interest litigation, arbitration, international disputes, intellectual and industrial property, tax, financial economics and valuation, and M&A.

Our leadership in competition economics is assured by the exclusive dedication of three directors and an experienced team of highly qualified professionals who are ready to collaborate fully with the client.

We provide economic consulting services for administrative proceedings and lawsuits as well as related activities, such as interacting with officers of the executive or legislative branches of government. Working in partnership with law firms we have delivered more than 130 projects involving dozens of business organizations and sectors in the past three years.

Working in partnership with law firms, LCA has taken part in every highly complex case brought before the Brazilian antitrust authorities (CADE and SDE) to date. In regulation and public policies our practice covers a wide array of industries, focusing on such areas as sectoral indices, economic equilibrium calculation for public service contracts, X factor, tariffs and tax issues.

We are recognized for rigor and for having the analytical independence to reconcile the client’s interests with the objectives of the authorities on a sound technical basis.

LCA provides partners and clients with a comprehensive strategic and technical consulting service.

LCA offers clients and partners a structure with the agility to address any issue, from compliance procedures, planning, technical opinions and expert witness statements to interaction with authorities.

Partnership in Competition Economics

Luiz Carlos Prado (CADE, 2004-08) is working with LCA as special consultant. Prado teaches at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s School of Economics and have published extensively on industrial policy, technology policy, trade, competition and regulation.