Corporate/M&A, Corporate Governance, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Foreign Investment, Technology/Innovation.
Admitted to practice law in Brazil and California, Maria has extense experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, private equity, foreign investment and complex agreements. She has represented parties to some of the most relevant transactions in southern Brazil in the past decade. Maria advises on corporate and contractual matters, assisting clients in corporate governance and succession planning. She answers for strategic relations in the innovation ecosystem, operating as a bridge for venture capital funds and large companies focused on open innovation and corporate venture. Maria was a permanent associate in the M&A team at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &
Flom LLP in Los Angeles, USA, having previously worked as a legal intern with a judge at the Superior Court of California.
Mentor at Women in Law Mentoring Brazil; IBGC Startup Commission; AMCHAM-POA Digital
Transformation Strategic Committee; ICC-Brasil Digital Economy Commission.
LLM from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2007. Graduate of the Law School of PUC-RS (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul), 2004.