Maria Cecília Andrade is a partner in the São Paulo office of Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados. She holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Salvador (1994) and is admitted to the Bahia, São Paulo and Federal District chapters of the Brazilian Bar Association. Ms Andrade also holds a master’s degree in enterprise law from the Coimbra University Law School, Portugal (2000), and a specialisation degree in business and economic law from the School of Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo (2001).
In her years of practice, she has focused on antitrust law, merger clearances and cartel investigations, specifically working in the Brazilian competition law system and in regulated sectors such as telecoms, energy and financial institutions. Ms Andrade also handles international commercial law including trade remedies, Mercosul and WTO regulations. Between 1999 and 2000, she worked as a trainee at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and German.
Ms Andrade is author of several articles and papers about antitrust law and international trade law, published in specialised magazines in Brazil, US and Europe. She has also authored the book Controle de Contratação de Empresas – Estudo da Experiência Comunitária e a Aplicação do Artigo 54 da Lei Brasileira no 8884/94.
Ms Andrade is a member of the competition and trade task force of the International Chamber of Commerce; the São Paulo Lawyer’s Association; the São Paulo Lawyer’s Institute; the international antitrust and international trade committees of the American Bar Association; and the antitrust committee of the Brazilian Bar Association’s São Paulo section.