Mariana Villela is a partner in the antitrust and competition law and litigation groups of Veirano Advogados. Her experience in antitrust and competition law involves general advice on Brazilian competition law, including advice in relation to day-to-day business practices, risk assessment of specific mergers and commercial practices, merger notifications, challenges to merger notifications before competition authorities, representation of clients in procedures involving anti-competitive practices, litigation involving antitrust issues and preparation of compliance programmes. She has acted in many antitrust and competition cases, merger cases, and cases involving anti-competitive conducts, including cartel cases and cases involving abuses of a dominant position. Mariana also handles most of the firm’s litigation cases involving antitrust issues.
She holds a master’s degree in commercial law from the Law School of the University of São Paulo, with emphasis on competition law (2008), where she presented a dissertation on Exclusive Dealing and Competition Law (“Exclusividade e Direito da Concorrência”); a doctor’s (PhD) degree in commercial law from the same Law School, with emphasis on Competition Law (2012), where she presented a thesis on Abuse of Dominance and Distribution Practices (“Abuso de Posição Dominante: Condutas de Exclusão em Relações de Distribuição”); and an LLM degree (master’s of law, with merits) from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), University of London.