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Arbitration | Strategic transactions | Complex Contracts | Privacy and Data Protection

Qualified lawyer in Brazil and in New York, Alessandra focuses her practice 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 privacy, 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.

Alessandra also teaches a course on Arbitration involving the Public Administration at the Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS).

Education

Languages

Specialist in Privacy and Data Protection – Data Privacy BR.

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 Universidade Cândido Mendes (UCAM).

Bachelor of Law 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

Relevant Cases

ICC International Arbitration. Language: English. Dispute related to a farm-out agreement concerning a Brazilian oil field, involving a Brazilian and a multinational oil and gas companies. Amount in dispute: US$ 1.3 billion.

CAM-CCBC Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding a consortium agreement to build and operate biomass-fired thermoelectric power plants, involving a sugar cane industry company and an energy company. Amount in dispute: BRL 450 million.

CAMARB Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding a Public-Private Partnership contract for the operation and maintenance of a stadium, preceded by construction work, involving a Brazilian stadium operator and the Public Administration. Amount in dispute: BRL 400 million.

CAMARB Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to a service contract for the construction of a metallurgical industrial complex involving a steel company and a construction consortium. Amount in dispute: BRL 336 million.

CAM-CCBC Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding the economic and financial rebalancing of a public-private partnership contract involving sanitation company and a municipal authority. Amount in dispute: BRL 32 million.

Pre-litigation consulting. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding the purchase of rights and assets of a company in the banking sector. Amount in dispute: BRL 4.5 billion.

Pre-litigation consulting. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding discussions between Consortium members on penalties applied by the Federal Court of Accounts. Amount in dispute: BRL 385 million.

Pre-litigation consulting. Language: English. Issue regarding contractual breaches of a contract for the rendering of services and the supply of electromechanical equipment and systems for a hydroelectric power plant. Amount in dispute: BRL 225 million.

Pre-litigation consulting. Language: Portuguese. Issue regarding contractual breaches of a Public-Private Partnership contract and conduction of an agreement between the Parties. Amount in dispute: BRL 24 million.

Consulting. Language: Portuguese. Advising a multinational beverage company on contracts drafting and negotiation and on dispute prevention.

Consulting. Language: Portuguese Advising a technology multinational on the privacy and data protection risks for the introduction of a new wearable technology involving virtual and augmented reality in Brazil, and on the main concerns to ensure LGPD compliance.

Consulting. Language: Portuguese Advising a Brazilian gaming company on the development of its privacy and data protection documents to ensure compliance with the applicable data protection regulations (including LGPD, GDPR and COPPA.

Consulting. Language: Portuguese Advising an American video and analytics company on the negotiation of contracts for the processing of biometric data of Brazilian and European athletes. The project included the analysis of the company’s privacy and data protection documents, a risk assessment for the cross-border personal data transfer and considerations to ensure LGPD and GDPR compliance.

Associations

Vice-Chair of the Impact Committee at R.E.A.L – Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers.

Member of the New York State Bar.

Special Committee on Privacy and Data Protection.

Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).

Member of ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum.

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