Ana Paula Martinez
Biography: CompetitionAna Paula Martinez is a senior partner with the antitrust practice group of Levy & Salomão Advogados and a member of the firm's management committee. She represents clients in local and international antitrust investigations and provides counselling on antitrust issues that arise in complex mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients regarding compliance programmes and business practice reviews.
Ms Martinez served in Brazil's federal government from 2007 to 2010, where she oversaw government antitrust investigations and enforcement actions. As part of her government service, she also served as the co-chair of the cartel sub-group of the International Competition Network (ICN), alongside the US Department of Justice, and represented Brazil before the committee on competition of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In addition, Ms Martinez served as an antitrust adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to the World Bank and to the government of Colombia, and is currently a non-governmental adviser to the ICN.
Before entering government, Ms Martinez was an associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Brussels and Levy & Salomão Advogados in São Paulo. Ms Martinez has authored many articles regarding antitrust matters, consumer protection laws and securities regulation. She is a frequent speaker at both Brazilian and international colloquiums and has been awarded five prizes for papers written on antitrust law. Global Competition Review named her on its international lists 'Top Women in Antitrust' and '40 under 40'. Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal listed her among the world's leading competition practitioners.
Ms Martinez is admitted to practise in New York as well as Brazil. She is a member of the antitrust sections of the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and was elected by her peers to the Council of IBRAC, Brazil's association of antitrust practitioners. Ms Martinez also serves as an adviser to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University and to the Institute of Education and Research (Insper). She is a law professor at the graduate programme of Fundação Getúlio Vargas-RJ and Insper.
Ms Martinez holds a Master of Laws from both from Harvard Law School and the University of São Paulo and a PhD degree in criminal law from the University of São Paulo. Ms Martinez holds Spanish and Italian citizenships and has lived in Spain, Belgium and the US.
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