Regulation & Law

Former Cascione Pulino Partners Launch Boutique

In late August, partners Aurélio Marchini Santos, Daniel Caselta, Ricardo Botelho launched Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados.

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In late August, former partners of Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados, Aurélio Marchini Santos, Ricardo Botelho and Daniel Caselta, sent shockwaves throughout Brazil’s legal market by launching new boutique Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados. The São Paulo-based firm, which already consists of over 10 lawyers, will focus on strategic competition, litigation and regulatory mandates on behalf of major names from the logistics, infrastructure, consumer goods and energy sectors.



The Partners


Aurélio Marchini Santos holds an undergraduate and a master’s degree in law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Mr. Marchini Santos began his career at renowned firm, Levy & Salomão Advogados, where he spent nearly a decade before deciding to set up Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados as one of its founding partners. After over seven years at Cascione Pulino, Mr. Marchini Santos will now draw on his extensive experience in antitrust investigations, merger reviews and the drafting of compliance programs to advise clients at his new firm.



Ricardo Botelho has earned a bachelor of laws from USP and two master’s degrees, one in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and another in EU Competition Law from King’s College London. Mr. Botelho started his legal career at Levy & Salomão Advogados, where he spent over five years as an associate, before joining Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos in 2010. He frequently advises clients before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) in cases involving anticompetitive conduct and cartel investigations. Mr. Botelho is additionally a Director at the Brazilian Institute of Studies of Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade (IBRAC).



Daniel Caselta has an undergraduate and a master’s degree in law from USP as well as a postgraduate degree in Business Economics from FGV. He spent nearly eight years at Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos Advogados, where he made partner, before setting up current firm Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados. Mr. Caselta specializes in litigation and arbitration proceedings and capably represents key clients before courts, arbitration chambers and mediation tribunals. He also offers experience in competition issues, especially in merger review and antitrust investigation cases.


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