Mariana Cattel Alves has over 15 years of experience in domestic and international arbitrations. She currently acts as attorney and as arbitrator in contractual and commercial disputes, including disputes involving corporate transactions, construction and infrastructure contracts. In the past, Mariana has acted as secretary and assistant to arbitral tribunals in more than 50 arbitral proceedings.
Mariana is the regional coordinator (São Paulo) of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr), and she also figures in the list of arbitrators of the following entities: CAM-CCBC; the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of FIESP; and the Chamber of Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration of OAB/SP.
Mariana is a frequent lecturer and coordinator of trainings related to international commercial arbitration, including trainings in São Paulo (organised by CAM-CCBC and Atelier Jurídico, among others) and Luanda.
She holds an LLM in international commercial law, contracts and dispute resolution from the University of Turin and the International Training Centre of ILO in collaboration with UNCITRAL and the European Studies Institute. She also holds postgraduate degrees in arbitration from Cornell Law School and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV); and an LLB from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC).
She speaks Portuguese, English and French.