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Maria Eugênia Novis

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Maria Eugênia Novis


+55 11 3150-7000
Practice area

Maria Eugênia specializes in filings, investigations, and negotiations with the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE).
Large part of her work concerns analysis of antitrust risks and drafting of specific M&A contractual provisions; definition of strategy and conduction of complex antitrust filings before CADE; defense of clients in investigations on cartel and abuse of dominance cases; negotiation of leniency agreements and settlement agreements with CADE; and assistance in internal investigations of anticompetitive practices. Additionally, Maria Eugênia regularly assists clients in antitrust compliance programs.
Maria Eugênia has experience in providing legal assistance to clients of several industry areas, such as: automotive, packaging, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, chemical and petrochemical, energy, paper and cellulose, oil and gas, communication, and technology.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Competition/Antitrust (2021-2024)
  • Chambers Latin America: Competition and Antitrust (2016-2021)
  • The Legal 500: Competition and Antitrust (2019, 2021-2023)
  • Leaders League: Antitrust Investigation and Merger Control (2020); Merger Control, Antitrust Investigations and Cartel Damages Claims (2022-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Competition and Antitrust (2021-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer National: Competition and Antitrust (2020)
  • LACCA Approved: Antitrust (2017-2022, 2024)
  • Análise Advocacia 500: Competition, Regulatory, Automotive and Auto Parts, Communications and Entertainment, Electric Power, and Chemicals and Petrochemicals (2020); Competition, Automotive and Auto Parts, Transportation and Logistics (2021)
  • Análise Advocacia Mulher: Competition, Business Contracts and Regulation, and in the sectors of Agriculture and Livestock, Automotive and Auto Parts, Communication and Entertainment, Construction and Engineering, Packaging, Electrical Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Machinery and Equipment, Construction Material, Chemical and Petrochemical, Health and Technology (2021); Competition and Regulatory, and in the Agriculture and Livestock, Automotive and Auto Parts, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technology and Transportation and logistics sectors, and in São Paulo (2022); Competition, Automotive and Auto Parts, Health and in São Paulo (2023)
  • Who's Who Legal: "Thought Leaders Brazil" edition, in the area of Competition (2019, 2021-2022)


  • Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1997)
  • Law School of the Leiden University, Netherlands (LL.M. International Business Law, 2003)

Other qualifications

  • Participant of internship on international trade in the Brazilian Mission to the World Trade Organization (2004)


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • Brazilian Institute for Competition, Consumer and International Trade Studies – IBRAC (Advisor, 2011 a 2015, Compliance Director, 2016)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
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