Ricardo is a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, which he joined in 1995. Based in São Paulo, he specialises in anti-corruption and administrative misconduct, and has wide experience in investigations. He works in the field of public law, especially in relation to public procurement and government contracts, public services concessions and public-private partnerships, and regulatory issues (especially railways, roads, ports, airports, defence and water). He also works in judicial and administrative litigation. He holds an LLB from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and an LLM from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.