Angela Paes de Barros Di Franco is chair of Levy & Salomão’s dispute resolution group. She has litigated thousands of matters in her more than 20 years at the firm, and she has tried hundreds of cases to final verdict. She has resolved many cases through alternative dispute resolution forms, such arbitration. Her clients include Brazilian and international corporations, and she has handled matters as diverse as shareholder actions, tax litigation, intellectual property claims, commercial contract disputes, land use and environmental protection matters. Her cases include both straightforward actions to enforce judgments and complex multi-jurisdictional matters. She also represents clients before administrative agencies, such as Brazil’s Central Bank and the Appellate Council of the National Financial System. Her appellate litigation experience includes bringing several cases before Brazil’s highest court. Ms Di Franco serves São Paulo’s state court system as mediator and is a featured lecturer on ADR in Brazil. Appointed by her peers to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in several cases, she has been listed among the world’s leading dispute resolution practitioners by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.