Paulo is a Brazilian lawyer based in São Paulo. He obtained his bachelor of laws degree (LLB) and his business law specialisation at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP). He obtained his master of laws degree (LLM) at the University of Chicago Law School. Paulo concentrates on commercial and corporate matters, M&A, joint ventures and foreign investments in Brazil, as well as transactions in the oil and gas industry, including financing transactions (asset finance) of oil platforms, drilling rigs and vessels. Paulo is a founding member and director of the Applied Corporate Law Institute (IDSA) and has published a number of articles.