Maria Lucia Cantidiano

+ 55 21 3257-2300
+ 55 11 3842-2788


  • Specialization, Capital
    Markets (equity)
    New York Stock Exchange
    New York (1998)
  • Specialization, Capital
    Markets (derivatives)
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange
    Chicago (1998)
  • LL.B
    Pontifícia Universidade Católica Rio de Janeiro (1977) 


Portuguese, English and French

She has an extensive experience in a wide range of corporate and capital markets matters, frequently acting in merger and acquisitions and in enforcement proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission – CVM and the Central Bank of Brazil – BACEN.

Advises listed companies and other entities of the securities market, in simple or complex matters, with respect to their functioning vis à vis regulatory aspects.

She also has a wide experience in privatization processes, having acted in 1999 in the restructuring of the Sistema Telebrás and in the assistance to consortia that won the bid to acquire control of fixed and mobile telephony operators.

She has wide experience in the negotiation of agreements and corporate disputes.

She has prepared legal opinions in matters of corporate law and the capital markets.

She has been actively participating in several cases of national and international arbitration, as arbitrator and as counsel.

She was a partner of Motta, Fernandes Rocha Advogados between 1990 and 2016.