Vinicius Marques de Carvalho is a lawyer with deep experience in competition law, public policy, and economic regulation, and a managing partner at the Brazilian firm VMCA.
From 2012-16, Vinicius served as president of CADE, the Brazilian antitrust authority. He was also the vice-chair of implementation at the International Competition Network from 2013 to 2016. From 2006 till 2016, Vinicius was a specialist on public policy and governmental management, and since 2014 he is a professor of commercial law at the University of São Paulo. He has published papers in national and international publications in the fields of competition policy and regulation, as well as articles in the mass media.
In times of crisis, it is common to re-emerge proposals to allow or tolerate behaviors that under normal conditions would be considered problematic, illegal or even unthinkable. Antitrust is no different, and many discussions typical of emergency situations have surfaced when confronting Covid-19. In this article, we turn our attention to the debate that is beginning to swell around the easing of cartel punishment.