Marcela Levy has been consistently recognised by publications as a leading young practitioner.
A partner at Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados since late 2016, she joined the firm as an intern in 2005 and is now based in the São Paulo office.
Her practice is dedicated to litigation before state courts, and both national and international arbitration. She has vast experience in the resolution of corporate disputes and controversies in the areas of construction, infrastructure, energy, financial markets, insurance and reinsurance. Marcela has been involved in the firm’s highest-profile international cases, having worked alongside lawyers from the most renowned law firms across the globe.
Marcela is also on the list of arbitrators of the Brazilian Chamber of Commercial Mediation and Arbitration (CAMARB), one of the main arbitral institutions in the country.
She holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ); and an LLM from Columbia University, where she was made a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar in recognition of her superior academic achievement.
After graduating from Columbia, Marcela went on to work in New York as a visiting attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she joined the firm’s litigation practice.
She is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association, the ICC Brazil Arbitration and Mediation Commission, and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).
Fully proficient in English, Marcela is also licensed to practise in the state of New York.