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.
Recognized by Lacca Approved in Antitrust, editions 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Ranked among the lawyers most admired by Análise Advocacia 500 (2018) in Competitive and by State (São Paulo).
Ranked among the most admired lawyers Advocacia 500 (2019) in Competitiveautomotive and parts, communication and interternimento, chemistry and petrochemical and by State (São Paulo).
Recommended by Who's Who Legal Brazil 2019 as Future Leaders in Competition and Antitrust.
Recognized by the Leaders League 2019 as Excellent in Investigation and Antitrust.
Recommended by The Legal 500, 2019 editionin Competition and Antitrust.
Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250, in Competition and Antitrust, edition 2018.



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

The covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on the actions of the Administrative Council for Economic...[+]
Brazil’s competition authority is investigating Bayer and Monsanto over alleged anticompetitive...[+]
The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) has reviewed about 40 merger filings...[+]
The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) has established new rules on the process...[+]
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,...[+]