Mariana Villela is a partner in the antitrust and competition law, litigation and corporate integrity groups of Veirano Advogados. Her experience in antitrust and competition law involves general advice on Brazilian competition law, including advice in relation to day-to-day business practices, risk assessment of specific mergers and commercial practices, merger notifications, challenges to merger notifications before competition authorities, representation of clients in procedures involving anticompetitive practices, litigation involving antitrust issues and preparation of compliance programmes. She has acted in many antitrust and competition cases, merger cases and cases involving anticompetitive conducts, including cartel cases and cases involving abuses of a dominant position. She also handles most of the firm’s litigation cases involving antitrust issues.

Ms Villela holds a master’s degree in commercial law from the Law School of the University of São Paulo, with an emphasis on competition law (2008), where she presented a dissertation on exclusive dealing and competition law; and a doctorate degree in commercial law from the Law School of the University of São Paulo, with an emphasis on competition law (2012), where she presented a thesis on abuse of dominance and distribution relations.