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Carla do Couto Hellu Battilana

Carla do Couto Hellu Battilana

Practice Groups

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Media & Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Corporate Law & Foreign Investment, Technology & Innovation, Telecommunications/Information Technology


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5289


Professional experience

Carla has over 15 years of experience representing local and international clients in corporate and regulatory matters, and assisting in diverse transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. She assists companies in matters related to information technology and intellectual property, with solid experience in analyzing and negotiating contracts related to these areas. Carla also works in cybersecurity and personal data protection matters, assisting clients with the preparation, analysis and review of terms of use and privacy policies, review and adjustment of internal policies and documents to clients and suppliers, internal trainings, adequacy of business models and practices in view of the current privacy laws and issues related to data breach incidents.


Carla is recommended by The Legal 500 Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, Global Data Review and Análise Advocacia 500, relevant legal guides.


  • English


  • LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago, USA, 2015. 
  • Specialized degree in Corporate Law from IICS (Instituto Internacional de Ciências Sociais), 2011.
  • Extension degree in Corporate Contracts from FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas), 2008. 
  • Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 2006.

Additional activities:

  • CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe), CIPM (Certified Information Manager) and CDPO/BR (Certified Data Protection Officer/Brazil) by IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).
  • Member of IAPP.


  • "LGPD e (Re) Seguros" article (co-author). In Revista Opinião.Seg. São Paulo: Editora Roncarati, 2019.
  • Practical Law - Digital Business in Brazil: Overview (co-author). London: Thomson Reuters, 2018.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In The Financial Technology Law Review. London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2018.

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