Luís Bernardo Coelho Cascão


Bernardo Cascão is a partner in BMA’s Competition practice area. He represents clients before Brazil’s competition authority, CADE – Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica, in merger reviews and investigations into potentially anticompetitive conduct such as cartels. He also assists clients in reviewing their business practices, developing competition compliance programs and providing training on compliance programs.

His clients include some of the largest national and international companies doing business in various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, information technology, energy, oil and gas, ports, construction, finance and investment banking, insurance and reinsurance, durable goods sales, pharmacies and drugstores, fuel distribution and sales, tourism, and parking services.

Bernardo was a foreign associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels (October 2013 to March 2014).

Contact details

+55 21 3824-5865 /

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



LL.M. Masters DEGREE in Economic Law and Intellectual Property, Universidade Candido Mendes – UCAM
LL.B., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ (2006).


Legal Issues Commission of AmCham Rio de Janeiro
Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais – IBMEC
Industrial Property Law at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV Rio (2011-2012)
Magistrates’ School of the State of Rio de Janeiro – EMERJ (2009)