PEDRO HENRIQUE SOARES RAMOS

Regarded as one of the leading experts on network neutrality all over Latin America and credited in several international forums as one of the leading researchers on the intersection between the matter and the socio-economic development in emerging countries.

Graduated from the University of São Paulo with a postgraduate degree from the International Institute of Social Sciences (IESE Business School) and from the University of Southern California, He holds a Masters in Law and Development from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

A researcher on interner regulation since 2012, he was initially associated with the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and USP's Center of Law Internet and Society. In 2014, he was a visiting scholar at the Stanford Law School, where he worked along with the research team at the university's Center of Internet and Society, under the supervision of the Center's director, Barbara van Schewick. At that time, his papers were cited by the Wall Street Journal and an article presented at the Telecommunications Policy and Research Conference, the leading US telecoms conference.

In 2015, he was an associate researcher at Internet Lab, where he developed contributions to public consultations on the regulation of the Marco Civil of Internet presenting papers on zero-rating at the UNO's Internet Governance Forum in 2015.

Between 2015 and 2016, he was an ad hoc consultant to the Ministry of Justice for drafting the regulating decree of the Marco Civil. Several suggestions of his public contributions presented in this period were assimilated in the final draft, which had a strong influence on the definition of the public policy adopted by such ministry as well as by the Civil House. In 2016 he was a guest professor at the London School of Economics in classes on the Brazilian experience with the Marco Civil of Internet. Also a guest professor at Cornell Law School, where he presented an article on the effects of network regulation on reducing the digital divide.

In 2017 he taught the Governance course of the Internet Managing Committee and one of the speakers at the Mozilla Festival in London, advising to associations in the technology and entrepreneurship sector, such as Grupo Dínamo, the Brazilian Startups Association and of the Internet Advertising Bureau Brasil, besides being a mentor and a facilitator in entities supporting entrepreneurship, such as Startup Farm, Startup Weekend and Anjos do Brasil.

Along with his academic career, Pedro has been a partner at Baptista Luz Advogados for about 10 years, with experience in technology, advertising, telecommunications and mobile companies, focusing on the areas of Technology Transactions, Intellectual Property and Data Protection.