Agatha Brandão de Oliveira is a Brazilian and Portuguese qualified lawyer. Her practice focuses on private international law, international arbitration, and complex commercial transactions.
Agatha is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Lucerne. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Federal University of Espírito Santo and a Master in Economic Law degree from Sciences Po Law School, where she graduated with Honours.
In 2019, Agatha moved to Switzerland to work as a Senior Researcher for a large project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). She is the co-editor of four textbooks on private international law and has vast experience with editorial projects.
Agatha is the former Director of Studies at the Swiss Arbitration Academy (2019-2020). She acted as an arbitrator at the 29th Vis Moot (2022), the X Rio Pre-Moot (2022), the Swiss Day (2022), the SCAI Pre-Moot (2021), Regional Sudeste CAMARB (2021), and the Competição Brasileira de Arbitragem da CAMARB (2012, 2015, 2017).
Prior to joining the University of Lucerne, Agatha worked for a North American consulting boutique, where she was part of a team that provided transfer pricing advice to U.S. tax authorities and multinational companies.
Agatha advises clients in Portuguese, English, and French. She is also conversant in Spanish and German.