Paola has been advising on competition and antitrust law matters for over 15 years. The team led by Paola has secured clearance for hundreds of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in Brazil, including some of the largest and most complex mergers in recent years. She has also successfully opposed mergers on clients’ behalf.
Her experience handling cartel investigations before CADE (the Brazilian competition law agency) and related litigation with Brazilian courts is also substantial. Her cartel practice ranges from preventive compliance counselling through internal investigation and counselling when questions arise, dealing with the antitrust authorities to avoid or minimise liability, criminal and private litigation, seeking and obtaining leniency or contesting cartel allegations.
She obtained an LLM summa cum laude in competition law from the Albert Ludwig’s Universität Freiburg and earned her LLB from University of São Paulo (USP) School of Law.