OECD - Competition Division (Paris) Sciences Po (Paris)

Paulo Burnier da Silveira

OECD - Competition Division (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris)
Senior Competition Expert

Paulo Burnier da Silveira is currently a Senior Competition Expert at the OECD. Amongst his activities, he serves as OECD’s contact person for the OECD Regional Centre for Competition (RCC) in Latin America, which provides capacity building assistance and policy advice for competition officials from the region. The RCC is based in Lima, Peru. Further information: oe.cd/lima-rcc. He is also a Law Professor at the University of Brasilia (on leave) and a former Commissioner at the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE). He has several publications in the field of competition law and policy, including “Global Competition Enforcement: New Players, New Challenges” (Kluwer, 2019), “Competition Law and Policy in Latin America” (Kluwer, 2017) and “Le Contrôle des Concentrations Transnationales” (Harmattan, 2013). He was also the lead editor of CADE’s Competition Journal from 2013 to 2019.

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Austrian Competition Authority (Vienna)
Delcade Avocats & Solicitors (Paris)
Altermind (Paris)
Ecole Polytechnique IZA and CREST-INSEE
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)


2685 Bulletin

Paulo Burnier da Silveira, Victor Oliveira Fernandes The Brazilian Competition Authority decides to file charges against a multinational technology company due to one of its online shopping platform features (Google)


GOOGLE SHOPPING IN BRAZIL: HIGHLIGHTS OF CADE’S DECISION AND TAKEAWAYS FOR DIGITAL ECONOMY ISSUES On 26 June 2019, the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) decided to file the competition charges raised against Google on its “Google Shopping” feature. It was not an easy decision, which is (...)

Paulo Burnier da Silveira The Brazilian Competition Authority fines air cargo carriers for price fixing, highlighting the importance of leniency program in the fight against cartels (Absa Aerolineas Brasileiras)


Introduction CADE’s Tribunal condemned airlines ABSA Aerolineas Brasileiras S.A., Varig Logistica SA, American Airlines Inc., and Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane S.P.A., plus seven individuals, for cartel formation in the international air cargo sector. The fines sum approximately 300 million (...)

Paulo Burnier da Silveira, Vinicius Marques de Carvalho The Brazilian Competition Authority analyses two international mergers with intense cooperation with the EU Commission, indicating a new approach for international merger review in Brazil (Mach / Syniverse / Munksjö / Ahlstrom)


CADE has recently analyzed two international mergers with intense cooperation with DG-Competition. In fact, these two cases reflect the advances brought by new Competition Law. In the previous law, CADE would only analyze cases after their approval by other jurisdictions. With the institution (...)

Marcos Paulo Verissimo, Paulo Burnier da Silveira, Vinicius Marques de Carvalho The Brazilian CADE issues a decision on resale price maintenance that may serve as guidelines for future analyses (SKF)


The Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) has recently issued an important decision on Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) practices that may serve as guideline for future analyses of this conduct (CADE’s Administrative Proceeding nº 08012.001271/2001-44). The administrative judgment started in (...)

3566 Review

Vinicius Marques de Carvalho, Carlos Ragazzo, Paulo Burnier da Silveira International Cooperation and Competition Enforcement: Brazilian and European Experiences from the Enforcers’ Perspective, Vinicius MARQUES DE CARVALHO, Carlos Emmanuel Joppert RAGAZZO and Paulo BURNIER DA SILVEIRA


This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of (...)

Catherine Prieto, Laurence Idot, Emmanuel Combe, Anne Wachsmann, David Bosco, Etienne Pfister, Mathilde Poulain, Marie-Cécile Rameau, Josep M. Carpi Badia, Étienne Chantrel, Didier Theophile, Guy Canivet, Rafael P. Amaro, Henri Piffaut, Doris Hildebrand, Paulo Burnier da Silveira, Fatma El-Zahraa Adel The integration of public interest considerations in the application of competition rules (26 Nov 2020)


The integration of public interest considerations is not only desirable, but possible because of the permeability of the competition rules to the reception of well-being by the competitive parameters of quality, choice and innovation in addition to that of price. The scope for progress depends (...)



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