Co-head of TozziniFreire’s corporate and mergers and acquisitions practice, Marcela concentrates her work in the telecommunications and technology, intellectual property, privacy and entertainment industries. She has advised clients on numerous transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Marcela uses her thorough knowledge of the technology and telecommunications sectors to assist clients with both regulatory and business issues. She also has extensive expertise in the defence and registration of trademarks, patents, utility models and industrial designs. Marcela has coordinated the data protection compliance projects of companies from several sectors. Marcela is recommended by legal guides such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Expert Guides, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal, WTR 1000 – World Trademark Review, Análise Advocacia 500 and IFLR 1000 (as a ‘notable practitioner’). She is in LACCA Approved as Latin America’s ‘leading private practitioner’ for intellectual property. She also won an award from the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2016 for ‘best lawyer in intellectual property in Latin America’. Marcela holds an LLM degree from Cornell University and is a graduate of the Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.