Andrea Da Cunha Cruz joined the Firm in 2022. She integrates the Antitrust practice group, with focus on providing legal assistance regarding a variety of matter concerning competition law and international trade. Andrea has a wide breadth of experience in the representation of clients before the Brazilian Competition Authority (the Administrative Council for Economic Defense or CADE) in administrative proceedings regarding both cartel investigations and unilateral anticompetitive practices. She also has a wide-ranging track record of commercial transactions filed with CADE. Her practice further includes preventive counselling concerning antitrust risks involved in commercial practices and contracts; handling internal investigations; and structuring and implementing antitrust compliance programs. As to international trade, she mainly advises representatives of the national industry and Brazilian importers in antidumping and subsidy investigations.
Admitted to practice by the New York Bar Association.
She has worked in Scoolidge Peters Russotti & Fox LLP, located in New York, where she dealt with several corporate matters, including consulting and litigation (2020). She also worked as an assistant to Brazil’s Mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO), in Geneva (2016).
She graduated from the University of São Paulo Law School with a degree in law and from from Columbia Law School with a LL.M. degree, and she also holds a postgraduate degree in Regulatory Economic Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
Activities outside the office
Andrea participated as CADE´s Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) in the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference held by the International Competition Network (ICN).
Andrea was selected as CADE’s technical consultant to assist the Brazilian Competition Authority in hosting 2022 ICN Merger Workshop, which took place in Salvador/Brazil.
Author/co-author of the following articles:
– Institucionalização e prática da análise de impacto regulatório no Brasil, Singular, 2019 (co-authored with IBRAC members)
– Efficiencies Analysis in Merger Control in Brazil in Brazilian Competition Law – 5 years, IBRAC, 2017 (co-authored with Aurélio Marchini Santos)
– Advocacia da Concorrência: propostas com base nas experiências brasileira e internacional, Singular, 2016 (co-authored with IBRAC members)
– O comércio exterior sob a ótica da Lei Anticorrupção in Lei Anticorrupção: uma análise multidisciplinar, LiberArs, 2015
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