Henrique Dias Carneiro is the founding partner of Dias Carneiro Advogados. He has an extensive experience in a large variety of commercial, financial and capital market transactions.

He served as an advisor to then-Minister of Finance Mario Henrique Simonsen from 1974 to 1977. He later acted as a lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and in the 1980s as a lawyer in the Latin American and Caribbean Division of the Bank’s Legal Department In Washington, United States. In the late 1980s, he returned to Brazil to head the legal department of construction company Norberto Odebrecht. Years later, he led the legal department of the Brazilian subsidiary of Alcatel and in 1995, he went into private practice.

For several years, he was the partner responsible for the São Paulo branch of the Gouvêa Vieira law firm. His vast experience enabled him to work in a considerable number of transactions on behalf of important clients, both in Brazil and abroad.


  • Masters in Comparative Corporate Law and Capital Market Regulation (LL.M. in Comparative Corporate Law and Capital Markets Regulation), University of Pennsylvania, United States (1981)
  • Specialization in Capital Markets, Getúlio Vargas Foundation - FGV (1976)
  • Graduation in Law, University of Brasília - UnB (1972)

Professional Associations

  • Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Sections
  • International Bar Association