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Arbitration | Specialized Litigation Consulting | Strategic Corporate Consulting | Contracts | Innovation and Data Protection

Qualified lawyer in Brazil and in New York. Her practice focuses on high-stakes, domestic and cross-border arbitrations, on matters involving corporate disputes, infrastructure, energy and entities of the Public Administration. She advises clients on the drafting and negotiation of complex contracts, on the structuring of strategic corporate transactions, and on matters related to data priviacy, innovation and technology transfer. 

Alessandra was a Secondee at Enyo Law, in London/UK, where she worked on international arbitration and litigation cases involving Portuguese speaking parties (Brazil, Mozambique and Angola). Her previous experience also includes being an Executive Counselor at the Minas Gerais State Office of Social Defense, where she led and put in effect a hotline and whistleblowing system that led to the investigation of corrupt conducts within the Office’s Innovation Department.

She is a member of the New York State Bar, of the Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (Cbar), and of ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum.

Formação

Idiomas

LL.M. with Honors from Northwestern University – James Nelson Raymond Fellow for academic distinction

Post-Graduate Degree in Litigation and Legal Management from IBMEC/MG

Post-Graduate Degree in Public Law from Cândido Mendes University

LL.B. from the Federal University of Minas Gerais

Academic Exchange at the Universität des Saarlandes – winner of the Minas Mundi-UFMG program

Portuguese

English

Spanish

German

Education

LL.M. with Honors from Northwestern University – James Nelson Raymond Fellow for academic distinction

Post-Graduate Degree in Litigation and Legal Management from IBMEC/MG

Post-Graduate Degree in Public Law from Cândido Mendes University

LL.B. from the Federal University of Minas Gerais

Academic Exchange at the Universität des Saarlandes – winner of the Minas Mundi-UFMG program

Languages

Portuguese

English

Spanish

German

Background

Assistance to a leading aviation company in various legal issues and disputes with clients and suppliers of over USD 100 million arising from two major air crashes, with repercussion in Brazil and abroad;
Assistance to a leading company in its field of activity in an arbitration involving a dispute over USD 100 million filed before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), debating over the non-payment of the total price of the sale of the share control of a company;
Assistance to a leading cosmetic company in an arbitration filed before the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC) for the breach of a buil-to-suit agreement and defects in the construction of a distribution center;
Assistance to shareholders of a company in the financial sector in an arbitration filed before the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC) by a former shareholder debating over the right to overprice for the sale of stakes of the controlling block, plus damages;
Assistance to a foreign investor in an arbitration filed before the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC) involving the termination of a share purchase agreement in the amount of USD 350 million related to a company in the mining sector;
Assistance to a leading company in the mining sector in an arbitration filed before the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the Federation of the Industries of the State of São Paulo (CIESP/FIESP) by one of its service providers, debating over the non-payment of the total price agreed in an agreement, plus damages;
Assistance to a leading company in the licensing of manufactured products in an arbitration filed before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), debating over the breach of licensing agreements related to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games;
Assistance to a leading telecommunications company in an arbitration filed before the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the Federation of the Industries of the State of São Paulo (CIESP/FIESP), debating over the potential (and expected) breach of an agreement by one of the contracting parties.

Publications and Lectures

Author of “Indicação geográfica e proteção das criações de moda”, in Jornal JOTA, May 27, 2016.
Author of “Limites subjetivos da coisa julgada na sucessão, substituição processual e solidariedade”, in Processo Civil – Homenagem a José Ignácio Botelho de Mesquita, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2013, pp. 145-171;
Co-author of “Fourteen years with Brazil’s Arbitration Law”, in Latin Arbitration Law, 2011;
Co-author of “Balanço de uma polêmica: a Súmula-STF 343”, in Direito Processual Civil, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, v. 2, 2011, pp. 343-368;
Co-author of “Esperando a efetiva audiência do novo CPC”, in Migalhas, 2010.
Co-author of “Sociedade tem direito de ver íntegra de anteprojeto”, in Consultor Jurídico, 2010;
Co-author of “Nascimento, morte e ressurreição da exceção de pré-executividade”, in As Grandes Transformações do Processo Civil Brasileiro – Homenagem ao Professor Kazuo Watanabe, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, v. 1, 2009, pp. 315-340;
Co-author of “Questões de ordem pública: revisíveis ad infinitum?”, in Direito Civil e Processo, São Paulo, Revista dos Tribunais, 2008, pp. 1522-1532;
Co-author of “Antecipação da tutela versus improcedência da ação”, in Direito Processual Civil, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2007, pp. 585-600;
Co-author of “O colapso das condições da ação? Um breve ensaio sobre os efeitos da carência de ação”, in Revista de Processo, v. 152, 2007, pp. 11-35, e Revista do Advogado, v. 88, 2006, pp. 109-127;
Co-author of “Breves considerações sobre a exigibilidade e a execução das astreintes”, in Revista Forense, v. 384, 2006, pp. 479-490, e Revista Jurídica, v. 338, 2005, pp. 23-38.

Rankings

Leaders League 2021
Roseta 2020