1972, studies, Uruguay Univ.; 1978, JD, Sao Paulo Univ.; 1980, MCJ, New York Univ. With Baker & McKenzie: since 1986, Partner; Lawyer, energy, mining, infrastructure projects and M&A; 1999-2003, Member, Exec. Cttee, and Chairman, Latin American Regional Council; led Global Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Industry Group; 2005, Chairman, Policy Cttee; seven years as Managing Partner, four offices in Brazil; currently, Chairman, Exec. Cttee. Member: Int'l Business Leaders Advisory Council for Mayor of Beijing; World Economic Forum; US-Brazil CEO Forum; Brazilian Bar Association.