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Joana Temudo Cianfarani

Joana Temudo Cianfarani

Practice Groups

Antitrust , Compliance & Investigation


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5297


Professional experience

Joana has extensive experience on highly complex competition-related matters, representing domestic and international companies in multijurisdictional merger reviews and investigations of anticompetitive practices. Beyond her recognized expertise on innovative antitrust matters in Brazil, including the negotiation of leniency agreements, Joana also works on the development and implementation of antitrust compliance programs for companies from a variety of industry sectors. She also regularly counsels clients on antitrust compliance. She has worked as an associate in the competition practice group of Allen & Overy LLP in Brussels and in London. She was also a speaker on merger control issues in the 2010 Fall Meeting of the ABA International Law Section in Paris.


She is recommended in Latin Lawyer 250, GCR 100 and Best Lawyers, relevant international legal guides. Joana is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Antitrust.


  • English


  • Specialized degree in Business Management from Business School São Paulo in 2007.
  • Specialized degree in Economic and Competition Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in 2006.
  • Specialized degree in Business Administration with emphasis in International Management from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in 2004.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1999.

Additional activities:

  • Director of the Criminal Affairs department of the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade (IBRAC).
  • Co-coordinator of the Antitrust Committee of the Association of Brazilian Law Firms (CESA)
  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade (IBRAC).
  • Member of the Cartels Working Group of the International Bar Association (IBA) for 2013.
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).


  • Co-author of the "Competition Law in Brazil", chapter of the book Competition Law in Latin America. Wolters Kluwer, 2016.
  • Co-author of "Novos Rumos das Sociedades de Advogados com o Advento da Nova Lei de Defesa da Concorrência" [New Paths for Law Firms with the New Antitrust Law], article in CESA’s Yearbook 2013.
  • Co-author of "Brazil" chapter from the book Corporate Internal Investigations. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • "The Brave New World of Brazil’s New Competition Law", Competition Law International, 2012.
  • "A New Competition Law in Brazil: Definitely Maybe", Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2011.
  • Co-author of "Brazil" chapter from the book Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control. London: Global Competition Review 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 ed.
  • Co-author of "Remedies in the Brazilian Antitrust Experience: Issues and Incentives", article from the publication Competition Law International. London: International Bar Association, 2010.
  • Co-author of "Concorrência do Setor Elétrico [Electrical Sector’s Competition]", article from the book Regulação Jurídica do Setor Elétrico [Legal Regulation in the Electrical Sector]. São Paulo: Lumen Juris, 2006.

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