Ana Paula Martinez is the head of the antitrust practice group of Levy & Salomão Advogados.
Ms Martinez and Levy & Salomão's competition practice publicly known clients include American Airlines, Bekaert, Camargo Corrêa, HSBC, Reichhold, Schaeffler, SHV, LafargeHolcim, LG Eletronics, Techno Polymer, ThyssenKrupp, Nichicon, Usiminas and Universo Online, among others. 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. 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. Named "Lawyer of the Year - 40 and under" at the 2014 and 2016 GCR Awards and selected as one of the top five global dealmakers in the same award in 2015, Ms Martinez has also been included by Global Competition Review on its international lists "Top Women in Antitrust" and "40 under 40". Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Latin Lawyer and Best Lawyers listed her among the world's leading competition practitioners.
Ms Martinez is admitted to practise in New York as well as Brazil.
Ms Martinez 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 the head of the economic and regulatory law graduate programme at Fundação Getúlio Vargas-RJ, and also a member to the Arbitration Chamber of the Sao Paulo’s Stock Market (BM&F Bovespa), and to the Certification Committee of Ethic Intelligence, which certifies compliance programmes on a global basis.
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.
WWL says: Martinez is "an extremely knowledgeable, creative and judicious practitioner".
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