Joyce Honda is a partner of the competition law practice group of Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados (Souza Cescon), based in São Paulo. Souza Cescon is one the premier Brazilian law firms and has been known for its central role in the clients’ most strategic business transactions and disputes.
Souza Cescon’s competition department represents foreign and domestic clients including large corporate conglomerates, multinationals, financial institutions, funds, private equity firms, foreign governments and companies in all sectors of the economy.
Ms Honda has over 15 years of experience in obtaining merger clearances, defending clients involved in anticompetitive conduct including cartel cases and building compliance programmes to clients. She has significant expertise advising and representing clients in all aspects related to competition law.
Ms Honda received a law degree from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) in 2001 and holds an LLM degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a postgraduate degree in economic law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
In 2007, she was at the Brazilian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva acting in cases involving international trade law.
Ms Honda is ranked in Chambers & Partners: Latin America and also recommended by The Legal 500: Latin America and other important publications in the field.
She is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Competition, Consumer and International Trade (IBRAC), vice president of the competition and regulatory committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) and member of the task force on antitrust compliance and advocacy of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
WWL says: Joyce Honda is "first class for cartel work" and picked up recommendations from domestic and foreign clients worldwide
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