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 providing 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.
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
University of Lucerne
Private International LawSeptember 21, 2020 - March 1, 2023
Advanced Transfer Pricing Course
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
BenchmarkingJuly 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Economic Law - Direito Internacional (Revalidação USP)August 17, 2015 - July 1, 2017
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
LawAugust 3, 2009 - September 1, 2014
The Hague Academy of International Law
Public International LawJuly 1, 2013 - July 31, 2013
Sciences Po — PILAGG FellowJanuary 31, 2017 - Present
University of Lucerne — Graduate Research AssistantOctober 1, 2021 - Present
José Antonio Moreno Rodríguez — Research AssistantMay 17, 2021 - Present
Formação Global — Founder and Managing DirectorAugust 31, 2014 - January 1, 2022
University of Lucerne — Senior Researcher (SNSF)January 1, 2019 - September 30, 2021
Lauro Gama — Research AssistantNovember 30, 2014 - August 31, 2020
Swiss Arbitration Academy — Director of StudiesJanuary 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
RoyaltyStat — Research AssociateApril 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018