Bernardo BicalhoFounding Partner at Bernardo Bicalho Advogados (Brazil)
Mr. Bicalho has degrees in Business Administration and Law, post graduate degrees in Financial Management and MBA - Master Business Administration in Law, Economics and Business, as well as Master degree in Business Law, with specialization in Bankruptcy, Insolvency matters and Recovery of credits.
Mr. Bicalho is President of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Commission of OAB-MG and held the position of National President of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Commission of OAB Federal Council (2013/2016), leading the debate on topics related to the Insolvency matters between the Brazilian lawyers, Judiciary, Prosecution office, international and national businessmen.
On the academic sphere, he has worked as university invited-professor since 2001, teaching Business Law, specifically Corporate Law and Bankruptcy/Recovery of Credits to graduate and post graduate degrees in Law, Accounting, Business Administration and Economics courses, either on public or private universities of Minas Gerais State.
He is also member of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP), Brazilian Institute of Judicial Administration (IBAJUD), National Institute of Business Recovery (INRE), Turnaround Management Association Brazil (TMA-Brazil), Brazilian Institute of Studies of Business Recovery (IBR), Brazilian Institute of Management and Turnaround (IBGT), International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL), International Insolvency Institute, American College of Bankruptcy, International Bar Association (ABA), Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) and American Society of International Law (ASIL).
During his career, Mr. Bicalho has legally advised several large companies, working in partnership with well-renowned Law Firms in the business areas, as well as providing specific Legal Opinions on Bankruptcy, Contractual and Mining fields.
Mr. Bicalho has also an extensive experience in organizing and preparing court reporting, having actively participated in several procedures of due diligence, internal audits as well as management administrative and judicial litigation with financial and accounting focus.
Before the Judiciary, Mr. Bernardo Bicalho has acted as trustee in Bankruptcy and Recovery of credits procedures, as well as dissolutions and liquidations of companies which have contributed to a prestigious recognition of Mr. Bicalho`s technical competence before the judges of the Brazilian`s courts, making him reference in Bankruptcy and Reorganization matters in Minas Gerais state and Brazil.