Vivian Fraga

Areas of expertise: Antitrust
Languages: Spanish
Location: São Paulo
Telephone: +55 (11) 5086-5397

Vivian has over 10 years of experience in competition/antitrust law, having worked for the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) as an enforcer of the department in charge of investigating antitrust infringements, including international cartel cases. Specialized in Economic Law and Regulation and with a Master of Laws in International Law, she is a competition lawyer with substantial experience in merger reviews, cartels investigations, leniency and settlement negotiations, horizontal and vertical commercial agreements, abuse of dominance/restrictive behaviors and compliance programs. She is also member of Asia Practice Group of the firm.

// Academic education

Master"s degree in Law from USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 2012. Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 2004. Specialized degree in Regulatory Economic Law from FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas), 2003. Graduated in Political Science and International Relations from Suffolk University, USA, 2002.

// Recognition

Recommended by relevant legal guides such as The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500. In 2021, she was also recognized in the Women in Business Law guide, by Expert Guides.

// Additional Activities

  • Official member of IBA International Cartels Working Group. 
  • Coordinator of CESA Competition and Consumer Relations Committee. 
  • Member of GCR Women in Antitrust.
  • NGA (Non-Governmental Advisor) at ICN (International Competition Network).
  • Creator and host of Ibraccast, the main competition podcast in Brazil, sponsored by IBRAC (Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade).

// Publications

  • "Responsabilização 360°: desdobramentos de um movimento responsivo dissuasório estimulado pela autoridade de defesa da concorrência" article (co-author). Revista de Defesa da Concorrência, Brasília, v. 11, n. 1, 2023.
  • "Brazil: Unveiling the vertical merger landscape - A decade of assessments by CADE´s Tribunal" article (co-author). In Concurrences - Revue des Droits de la Concurrence | Competition Law Review nº 3/2023. Paris: Institut de Droit de la Concurrence, 2023.
  • "Antitrust Law & Innovation: Digital Markets Involving Disruptive Technology and Antitrust Analysis" article (co-author). In Mulheres no Antitruste. São Paulo: Editora Singular, 2018.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control. London: Global Competition Review, 2017-2019.
  • "Beyond the Turnover Thresholds: How Does the Local Effects Test Function in the Context of Merger Control?" article (co-author). In Merger control in Brazil - Frequently asked questions. São Paulo: IBRAC, 2018.
  • "The Practical Guide on Remedies: How Does the Process of Negotiation Work?" article (co-author). In Merger control in Brazil - Frequently asked questions. São Paulo: IBRAC, 2018.

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