Ana Paula Martinez boasts “a very strong practice” in the Brazilian competition market. She is highly recommended as “a great negotiator” whose “legal knowledge is unquestionable”.
Ana Paula Martinez is a senior partner at Levy & Salomão Advogados, where she co-heads the antitrust and compliance practice groups.
Ms Martinez and Levy & Salomão's competition practice publicly known clients include Airbus, Alstom, Bombardier, Bekaert, Camargo Corrêa, HSBC, LG Electronics, Schaeffler, Takata, Usiminas, 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 and Partners, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Latin Lawyer, LACCA 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.
She is a member of the antitrust sections of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). She is also a member of the ETHIC Intelligence certification committee, of the advisory board of the Brazilian office of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, of the international advisory board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies of the Loyola University Chicago, and of the advisory board of the Institute of Education and Research (Insper, São Paulo).
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.