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Mônica Mendonça Costa

Mônica Mendonça Costa

Practice Groups

Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5492


Professional experience

Mônica focuses her practice on litigation and arbitrations related to corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions, distribution and agent agreements, as well as on disputes related to timberland investments and real estate transactions. Her practice also includes assistance during the pre-litigation phase, mediantion and negotiation of agreements to prevent the commencement of judicial or arbitral disputes. Mônica has experience in mediation managed by Brazilian institutions and in arbitrations managed by Brazilian and international institutions.


Mônica is recognized in Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500, important legal publications.


  • English


  • Studied at IADC 2013 Trial Academy, organized by the International Association of Defense Counsel, from Stanford University, USA, in 2013.
  • Specialized in Business Management from Business School São Paulo, in 2009.
  • Master’s in Civil Procedural Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in 2008.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in 2001.
  • Graduate in International Relations from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), in 1998.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr),
  • Member of Brazilian Advisory Board - CPR - International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Inc.
  • Mediator for the Chamber of Commercial Arbitration – CAMARB, a Brazilian Institution
  • Mediator for the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA)
  • Member of the São Paulo Attorneys Association (AASP);


  • Co-author of the chapter “O Desenvolvimento da Mediação e o Novo Código de Processo Civil”, of the book 40 anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016. p. 215-230.
  • Co-author of the "Brazil" chapter from the book The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review. London: Law Business Research, 2013.
  • Author of the paper Mediação e Arbitragem: discussão sobre a possibilidade de compartilhamento de práticas (Mediation and Arbitration: discussion on possibility of sharing practice tools), published by the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).

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