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Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados
Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 28
10º andar
CEP 04543-000

Work Department

Arbitration and Litigation


Partner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados.


Marcela acts in litigation before state courts and in national and international arbitration. She is dedicated to the resolution of corporate disputes and controversies in the areas of construction, infrastructure, energy, financial markets, insurance and reinsurance, among others.

Marcela was a Visiting Attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, 2012-2013, and is licensed to practice in New York.

She is part of the list of arbitrators of CAMARB – Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem – Brasil.

Marcela is recognized as a Leading Lawyer in litigation by The Legal 500, in the Next Generation Lawyers category. She is also recognized as an up and coming lawyer in arbitration by Chambers and Partners Latin America and by Who’s Who in litigation, in the Future Leaders – Partners category, and in arbitration.


English and Portuguese


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Chapters. Member of the New York State Bar. Member of the Arbitration and Mediation Comission of ICC Brazil and of the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration (CBAr).


Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ), August 2008. Post-graduate course in Civil Procedural Law from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ), December 2010. Specialization in Insurance and Reinsurance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, June 2010. Masters Degree in Law (LL.M.) from Columbia University (NY/USA), May 2012, when she was awarded the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar honor in recognition of superior academic achievement.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Marcela LevyMannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados

Highly specialised in arbitration‘, Mannheimer is ‘able to structurally and globally think of complex disputes to deliver the best possible advice in terms of strategy and damage control‘. Showcasing experience in proceedings held in Brazil and abroad, the team has particular experience in cases before CAM-CCBC and ad-hoc arbitrations, where it acts alongside renowned global law firms. The practice, which regularly participates in complex matters involving contractual, shareholder and M&A disputes, is well equipped to handle commercial disputes in sectors such as construction, infrastructure, oil and gas, and financial services, to name a few. Sergio Mannheimer has a wealth of experience acting as both counsel and arbitrator before the ICC and other arbitral institutions. International proceedings are also an area of activity for Tomaz Lyra, who is seasoned in commercial and corporate disputes. Marcela Levy, who has a relevant international background, is regularly sought after for her expertise in matters relating to the US. Fernanda Aviz has been regularly involved in arbitration proceedings involving the construction and oil and gas segments, while Ricardo Ramalho Almeida specialises in commercial disputes before CAM-CCBC, CAMARB and CAESP.