New commissioners appointed to cade – resumption of terms still depends on approval of names by the senate
Last Tuesday (21/11), Brazil’s President has nominated José Levi Mello do Amaral Júnior, Camila Cabral Pires Alves, Diogo Thomson de Andrade and Carlos Jacques Vieira Gomes for the four vacant positions at the Tribunal of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE“).
Since November 6, CADE’s Tribunal lacks the minimum quorum required to open its trial sessions, which, pursuant to article 6, paragraph 5 of Law No. 12,529/11, has led to the suspension of the deadlines for the processing of cases before the Tribunal.
The resumption of these deadlines, however, will only occur when the nominees finally take office, after (i) they go through the proceeding of confirmation hearings at the Senate’s Economic Affairs Committee and (ii) are finally approved by the full Senate. The confirmation hearings are scheduled to take place on December 5.
Camila Cabral Pires Alves and Diogo Thomson de Andrade are well-known names at CADE.
Camila Cabral Pires Alves is an associate professor at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), having obtained her master’s and doctorate degrees from the same university. Camila was CADE’s chief economist between 2011 and 2013.
Diogo Thomson de Andrade is CADE’s Deputy Superintendent, having worked at the agency since 2007, where he held various positions within the General Superintendence. Diogo is a federal prosecutor, holds a master’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) and a doctorate degree from IDP – Instituto de Ensino, Desenvolvimento e Pesquisa de Brasília.
José Levi Mello do Amaral Júnior is Secretary General of the Presidency of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), having previously served as Federal Attorney General and Attorney General of the National Treasury. José holds a master’s degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRS) and a doctorate degree from the University of São Paulo (USP), where he is also a professor of Constitutional Law.
Carlos Jacques Vieira Gomes is a Senate law consultant. He holds a master’s degree in Antitrust Law from the University of Brasília (UNB) and teaches on postgraduate courses at IDP – Instituto de Ensino, Desenvolvimento e Pesquisa de Brasília and in-company courses of Competition Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
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