George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Dario Oliveira Neto

Dario Oliveira Neto

Director of the Latin America Competition Advocacy Program at the Global Antitrust Institute

BA, in Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS); BA, in Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil; MA in Development Economics, PUCRS, Brazil

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Phone: (703) 993-9044 

Office: Room 440C, Hazel Hall, Arlington


Antonin Scalia Law School

George Mason University

3301 Fairfax Dr.

Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Dario Oliveira Neto is the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute’s (GAI) Latin America Competition Advocacy Program.

Prior to joining the GAI, Mr. Dario Oliveira Neto was the Head of the Technical Advisory Unit to the Office of the President of the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) —the Brazilian Competition Authority. In that position, he supervised a team of advisors and interns to assist the president in producing opinions and judgements in the cases at CADE’s Administrative Tribunal (antitrust cases such as mergers, cartels, and unilateral conducts). He also assisted with CADE’s administrative, institutional, and representational affairs, both nationally and internationally. Also at CADE, he has served as an Advisor to the Office of the General Superintendent.

He received his Master’s Degree in Development Economics with an emphasis in Regional Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil, as well as a BA with academic distinction (first of his class) in Economics from PUCRS, Brazil, and a summa cum laude law degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He also earned two graduate certifications, one in Business Law from PUCRS and a second in Antitrust Law from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He also completed a summer school in Competition Law and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an exchange program at the Université Grenoble-Alpes, France. He has published papers and articles in the principles journals of antitrust law in Brazil.