Mariana Tavares de Araujo

Mariana Tavares de Araujo
Praia de Botafogo 440
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+55 21 3503 2003
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Mariana Tavares de Araujo is a senior partner at Levy & Salomão Advogados, where she practises in the areas of antitrust, and corporate governance and compliance. She counsels clients on all aspects of antitrust law, in particular, those that arise in connection with complex mergers and acquisitions, government antitrust investigations, and antitrust litigation involving a wide range of industries. She also provides preventive counselling in these practice areas through the review of client business practices.

Ms Araujo's and Levy & Salomão's publicly known clients include American Airlines, Albemarle, Brazil Association of Credit Card Companies, Camargo Corrêa, Kering Americas, McKesson, Michelin, Motion Picture Association, Reichhold Industries, Tenneco, Usiminas, West Rock (former MWV Rigesa), among others.

Prior to joining Levy & Salomão Advogados, Ms Araujo worked with the Brazilian government for nine years, four of which she spent serving as head of the government agency in charge of antitrust enforcement and consumer protection policy. Ms Araujo worked with international antitrust authorities throughout the world and served in leadership positions in key international competition organisations, such as chairing (with the United States Department of Justice) the cartels subgroup of the International Competition Network (ICN). She also represented the Brazilian government in meetings of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) committee on competition and of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Before serving as a government official, she was the general counsel at a biotech firm in Brazil.

Ms Araujo provides counselling in competition-related matters for the World Bank. She currently co-chairs the International Bar Association (IBA) working group on international cartels and is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) international cartel task force. She is also a member of the international board of advisors of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at George Mason University School of Law.

Global Competition Review named her "Lawyer of the Year" at 2017 GCR Awards and included her on its list "Women in Antitrust". She has also been named one of the most inspiring women in legal profession by Latin Lawyer and one of the world’s leading women in the investigations practice by Global Investigations Review. Who's Who Legal, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners listed her among the world's leading competition lawyers and she has been nominated by the members of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) for inclusion in its list “LACCA Approved”.

Ms Araujo has a master of laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

WWL says: Mariana Tavares de Araujo is a “top lawyer” with outstanding litigation skills and specialist expertise in M&A and investigations.

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