Fabio Riva

Fabio Riva

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Fabio Riva has more than 20 years of experience in Brazilian and cross-border litigation, compliance, competition law, regulation, intellectual property and technology.

Throughout his career, Fabio worked as an associate lawyer at leading law firms in São Paulo, Brussels and New York, advising clients from a wide range of sectors, including consumer goods, retail, construction, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemicals, oil and gas, financial services and technology.

Additionally, Fabio served for 15 years as a senior corporate counsel at a global consumer goods company, holding positions in Brazil, the United States and Europe.

Fabio graduated in Law at the University of São Paulo (USP) and obtained a Master’s degree in International Law from Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from the New York University. He is licensed to practice as attorney in Brazil (OAB-SP) and New York (NY State Bar).

Fabio is also a professor in the postgraduate program of Fundação Getúlio Vargas School of Law (FGV-SP), teaching courses on competition law, regulation, technology and strategic use of data.

  • OAB/SP  248.485
  • Bachelor of Law – University of São Paulo (USP) – 2005

  • Master 2 Professionnel em Direito Internacional – Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) – 2008

  • Master of Laws (LLM) – New York University (NYU) – 2016

  • WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals – March 2020 – Listed among the best world corporate professionals in branding.

  • GC Powerlist – June 2019 – Listed among the most influential corporate lawyers in Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxemburg.

  • NYU International Student and Leadership Award – May 2016 – Awarded by New York University.

  • Scholarship Holder in the Excellence Program Eifeel (Bourse d’Excellence Eiffel) – September 2007 – Granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France

  • Licensed to practice law in Brazil (Bar Association OAB-SP) and in New York (New York State Bar)

  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • French (fluent)

O CMT Advogados ocupa posição de destaque e de liderança na área de direito empresarial, com uma crescente presença e distinção nos principais centros de negócios do país, sendo reconhecido pelas principais publicações nacionais e internacionais de rankings de escritórios de advocacia, tais como Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Análise Advocacia e Chambers & Partners como um dos melhores escritórios de advocacia do Sul em direito empresarial.


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