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Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados
ITAIM BIBI – 04543-010

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

Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados has a wealth of experience in the resolution of conflicts through arbitration, and is particularly well versed in international proceedings. The department often works alongside renowned foreign law firms in cross-border matters, and is predominantly retained by clients operating in the construction, infrastructure, financial services and energy sectors. Key areas of expertise include disputes arising from M&A transactions, shareholders’ agreements and major contracts; besides acting as counsel in arbitrations before prominent institutions, the department is also experienced in requests for the recognition of foreign arbitral awards. Sergio Mannheimer oversees the dispute resolution team based in Rio de Janeiro; he has a growing practice as an arbitrator in high-value disputes before the ICC and other arbitral chambers. Tomaz Tavares de Lyra leads the team in São Paulo and is highly regarded. Marcela Levy and Fernanda Aviz, who handle arbitration proceedings as well as civil and corporate litigation, are also part of the core team.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Dispute resolution boutique Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados stands out for its strong capabilities across all types of litigation. Examples include its significant expertise in shareholders’ disputes, post-M&A conflicts and cases involving contractual issues. The firm acts for a diverse client roster, which includes heavyweights from the construction, infrastructure, private equity, oil and gas and financial services sectors. The highly regarded Sergio Mannheimer steers the Rio de Janeiro team on an array of litigation mandates. Tomaz Lyra is the main point of contact in São Paulo; he is adept in matters before state and superior courts. Civil and corporate litigation specialist Fernanda Aviz is another key practitioner, as is Marcela Levy.