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Partner of Demarest’s Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Arbitration areas, Maria Helena Ortiz Bragaglia Marques graduated in Law by the by the Law School of the United Metropolitan Colleges (FMU) and was admitted by the Brazilian Bar Association the following year. In Demarest, she defends national and foreign companies in judicial and / or administrative disputes against the background of civil, commercial and consumer matters.

Specifically in relation to Consumer Law, she has more than 10 years of experience, especially in administrative procedures and judicial process involving the recall issue, having participated in the main call in the country in the period, which afforded her a close contact with the main agencies and regulators entities.

She is also a member of the Demarest’s Group Wealth Management, advising clients on the preparation of wills, donation contracts, and judicial procedure for altering the property regime, among others.



Responsible for the management, conduction and definition of strategy of cases of civil, commercial and consumer nature of clients acting in the most varied sectors of the economy, namely: automotive, pharmaceutical, technology, services, retail, among others

Advises a German company in an arbitration proceeding against the background of the construction of Arena de Manaus, one of the stadiums that the 2014 World Cup matches in Brazil. Amount involved R $ 10 million

Advises a renowned pharmaceutical laboratory in a judicial process that discusses the validity of a bidding procedure initiated by the Ministry of Health for the concentrated acquisition of a specific line of medicines for all States. Amount involved – R$ 8 million

Advises a company that works in the sector of automotive parts manufacturing in a judicial process that discusses the revocation of the donation of a land in which such company built a manufacturing park. Amount involved – R$ 20 million

Advises renowned automotive company in structuring, deflagration and follow-up of all recalls, including preparing media plan. Values ​​involved – invaluable

Academic Qualifications

Post-graduation in Civil Procedural Law by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2001)

Bachelor of Laws by the Law School of the United Metropolitan Colleges (FMU), São Paulo, Brazil (1995)


Member of the Consumer Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Competition, Consumption and Foreign Trade Studies (IBRAC)

Member of Lex Mundi’s Product Liability and Product Safety Group


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