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Carlos José Santos da Silva

Carlos José Santos da Silva A balding man with gray hair on the sides of his head. He wears a white shirt, gray suit, blue checkered tie and glasses.

Carlos José Santos da Silva


+55 11 3150-7000

Silva is specialist in due diligence in privatization projects, purchase, sale, and merger and acquisition of companies. He is currently engaging activities in the firm institutional representation before the trade unions, as well as before the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Branches. Silva has previous experience in the areas of knowledge of food and beverage, energy, telecomm, mining, and infrastructure.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Latin Lawyer 250: Diversity Initiative Award (2018); Pro Bono (2016, 2018-2023)
  • Prefeitura de São Paulo: Municipal Seal of Human Rights and Diversity (2021-2022)
  • OAB-SP Commission for Racial Equality: X Dr. Benedicto Galvão Award (2021)
  • Prêmio Innovare: advocacy category (2021)
  • Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados – CESA: creator and coordinator of the Project Include Law, whose main objective is to increase the participation of blacks in the legal market, promoting inclusion and diversity
  • Instituto Identidade do Brasil (ID_BR): Leadership and Influence as one of the three main executives in Brazil in encouraging employability among companies and black professionals (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in Brazil: Corporate and M&A (2010)
  • Marinha Brasileira: decorated with the "Navy Collaborator Emeritus Medal", awarded by the Documentation Service (2002)


  • São Paulo School of Business Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Corporate Continuing Education Course - Advanced Training Program, with emphasis on Management, 2008/2010
  • São Paulo School of Law of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (University Extension in Legal Services Management, 2003)
  • São Paulo School of Business Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (GVPec - University Extension in Marketing of Services, 2001)
  • Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, PUC-SP (Lato Sensu Specialist in Business Law, 1995)
  • University of São Paulo School of Law (1991)


  • Brazilian Bar Association - Federal Councilor (2015/2019 - 2022/2025) - Sectional Councilor (2010/2015)
  • President of the Professional Ethics Class of the Ethics and Discipline Court, Deontological Class (TED I), of OAB/SP (2010/2015)
  • President of the National Commission of Law Firms of the Federal Council of the OAB (2015/2019)
  • Center for Studies of Law Firms (CESA) - Chairman of the Board (2021/2024) and National President (2015/2021)
  • Institute of Brazilian Lawyers (IAB)
  • São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP)
  • São Paulo Lawyers Institute (IASP)
  • Brazilian Institute of Energy (IBDE)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) - Vice-President of the Brazilian Committee
  • FALP - Federation of Portuguese-Speaking Lawyers. Effective Founding Member and of the Strategic Council (2020/2022)
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