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.

Associations

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)

Recent acknowledgments

Ranked by the Chambers Latin America 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, in Competition and Antitrust.
Recommended by Lacca Approved in Antitrust, edition 2019.
Recommended by the Who’s Who Legal Brazil 2018, as Future Leaders in Competition and Antitrust.
Ranked by the Chambers Latin America 2018, in Competition Law.
Recommended by The Legal 500, issue 2017, in Competition and Antitrust.
Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250 in Competition and Antitrust, 2017 edition.
Recommended by the Who’s Who Legal Brazil, 2017 edition.

Education

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)

Recent publications

For 25 years, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) was a great unknown among...[+]
In unanimously deciding to dismiss an administrative proceeding initiated to investigate an...[+]
On September 5, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) issued a new regulation,...[+]
The opinion of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) on freight price tables,...[+]
For more than a decade, the Central Bank of Brazil (Bacen) and the Administrative Council of...[+]
On December 13 the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) Court granted for the...[+]
This year, the Administrative Court of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade)...[+]