Mariana Souza (Brazil)

Mariana Freitas de Souza is a mediator based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she also acts as a lawyer and arbitrator. She has over 20 years of experience in complex disputes involving commercial, civil, contracts, consumer and labor matters, and serves as mediator with the main arbitration and mediation centers in the country, such as Câmara de Comércio Brasil Canadá (CCBC), Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem (CBMA), among others, including the Rio de Janeiro Court of Appeals and the Bar Association.

She sits on the board of directors of the Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem (CBMA), where she engages in several academic activities, such as the coordination of the training in commercial mediation and the CBMA annual international seminar on mediation. As a Weinstein JAMS fellow, she has researched and developed the design of systems for conflict resolution in commercial and workplace disputes.  In the past years, she has written several articles on ADR and has been a guest speaker in ADR events in Brazil and abroad.

Mariana holds an LL.B. from the Rio de Janeiro Estate University and an LL.M. from Tulane University School of Law. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is a native Portuguese speaker.