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Julia Esteves Lima Werberich


FAS Advogados
Rua Gomes de Carvalho, 1507
4th floor
Vila Olímpia, São Paulo - SP
04547-005, Brazil
Languages Portuguese, English, French

Julia Werberich is a lawyer in the Banking & Finance practice at FAS Advogados, with a strategic role in regulatory and competition-related matters.

She has experience in advising companies in all areas of competition law (structure control in merger cases, conduct control in inquiries and administrative processes, horizontal and restrictive agreements, distribution contracts, compliance programs, internal audits, and state aids), as well as unfair competition issues in various sectors, with a strong focus on the Financial Market.

She also advises companies from various sectors of the financial industry on regulatory issues, with a focus on the roles played by financial institutions, payment entities, and fintechs. Julia is the author of several articles and book chapters published on competition law.

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Relevant experience

She worked as a competition lawyer at prominent law firms and served as legal advisor to the President of the Brazilian Antitrust Agency (CADE)

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Memberships & Roles

  • Master's research fellow at TRACE, a European project funded by the European Commission focused on developing Artificial Intelligence solutions to combat financial crimes for the purpose of preventing money laundering and terrorism financing within the European Union
  • Member of the moot court management team for the Brazilian network Women in Antitrust (WIA), organizing the Brazilian Antitrust Moot Court (WICADE) and serving as a volunteer
  • Member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) since 2018
  • Member of the Women in Antitrust Network since 2021
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2022
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  • 2023 – Master's in Law and Financial Markets, Lisbon (Portugal) – ongoing.
  • 2022 – Postgraduate studies in Economic Law and Competition Defense from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil)
  • 2022 – Course in Competition Law and Regulation, European University Institute – EUI (Italy)
  • 2021 – Postgraduate studies in Business and Corporate Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil)
  • 2017 – Bachelor's in Law from the University of Brasília (Brazil)
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