Liza Sant’Ana Lima

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Liza Sant’Ana Lima

Founder

Born in 1977, Liza Sant’Ana Lima has a PhD in International Economic Law (2008), a Masters in French and European Legal Culture (2003), and specialization in International Public Law (2002), all obtained from University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). She obtained a Bachelor of Laws at Instituição Toledo de Ensino de Bauru/SP in Brazil (2000).

Liza founded the law firm Sant’Ana Lima Avocats internationaux in January 2016. Before this, she was a Partner of the law firm Neves Sant’Ana Avocats (2013-2015), having worked in in partnership with various law firms in Geneva (2010-2013). She worked at the law firm Berthezène Nevouet Rivet in Paris in 2009.

Liza is member of the Bar of Paris, São Paulo and (in the foreign section) of Geneva.

With her dual education (Brazilian and French law) and experience as a lawyer in Brazil, France and Switzerland, Liza’s main areas of practice are family law, international private law and counseling on corporate law and international investments.

Liza has extensive experience in the area of recognizing foreign decisions in Brazil (exequatur procedures) and for several years provided legal advice to, and a legal aid clinic for, the Brazilian Consulate in Geneva.

She practices in French, English, Portuguese and Spanish.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Le commerce agricole entre l’Union européenne et le Mercosur”, Éditions Universitaires Européennes, Leipzig, 2012, 765 p.
  2. “Les relations entre l’Union européenne et le Mercosur en matière agricole”, ANRT, Lille, mars 2009, 765 p.
  3. “L’échec des négociations du Cycle de Doha de juillet 2008 : vers le triomphe des intérêts européens dans la nouvelle réglementation du commerce agricole international ?”, Revue du Marché commun et de l’Union européenne, n° 524, janvier 2009, pp. 48-53.
  4. “Las negociaciones entre la Unión Europea y América Latina : dos visiones complementarias”, CEFIR, Montevideo, 2008, 58 p.
  5. “O baixo custo da Rodada Doha para a União Européia”, Pontes entre o comércio e o desenvolvimento sustentável, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, outubro 2008, vol. 4, n° 5, pp. 6-7.
  6. “Developing country alliances in the WTO: South-South solidarity at a crossroads after the Hong Kong Conference”, May 2006, 32 p.
  7. “Book Review on Trade Policy Reforms in Latin America: Multilateral Rules and Domestic Institutions”, by Miguel F. Lengyel and Vivianne Ventura-Dias (editors), New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, 239p., published in Development Policy Review, vol. 23, n° 5, September 2005, London, Overseas Development Institute, pp. 631-632.
  8. “Book Review on Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean”, by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago, Chile, UN Publications, 2003, 168p., published in Development Policy Review, vol. 23, n° 3, May 2005, London, Overseas Development Institute, pp. 415-416.

 

CONFERENCES

  1. Le socialisme démocratique du Parti des Travailleurs au Brésil: naissance du “lulisme” et perspectives d’avenir. Journée de réflexion et d’échange sur le thème “Le nouveau socialisme viendra-t-il d’Amérique Latine?”. Fédération romande des socialistes chrétiens, Yverdon-les-Bains, 5 février 2011.
  2. Les relations entre la France et le Brésil en temps de crise. Université Charles de Gaulle (Lille 3), Roubaix, 6 février 2009.
  3. Les relations entre le Brésil et l’Union européenne: héritage colonial et perspectives d’avenir. Institut Camões, Université Charles de Gaulle (Lille 3), Lille, 28 mars 2008.