Luciana Dutra de Oliveira Silveira graduated in law by the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC - SP) in 2009 and undertook an exchange student program at the University of Copenhagen - Denmark, in 2007, where she had the opportunity to study subjects such as Electronic Commerce, World Trade Organization and Introduction to European Law.
Throughout her graduation she had the opportunity to develop two scientific researches with the following titles: "The Constitutional Controversy Regarding the Racial Quota System in Higher Education in Brazil" (Scholarship granted by the Institutional Program of Scientific Initiation Scholarships, Board of Education Research and Extension - CEPE-SP) and "The Electronic Law and its Applicability to the Contracts" (Scholarship granted by the Centre for Studies Serasa/PUC-SP of the Faculty of Law, PUC-SP). The latter provided her with the necessary background to develop her graduation thesis "The Contracts signed by Electronic Means - A Comparative Study between the Traditional and the Electronic Contractual Bond."
Additionally, Luciana had the opportunity to work as an intern in public offices and first tier law firms in the areas of civil law, childhood and youth law, and tax law. These opportunities were very positive for her career and helped her to acquire a solid academic background. However, both in the academic and professional experience, the International Trade Law was the most captivating area.
Luciana worked in two renowned offices that work in the field of International Trade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and over two years and a half of practice in the area she participated in procedures of trade remedies in Brazil and abroad, involving investigations of dumping and subsidies, and representing industries of chemicals products, PET films, tires, silverwares, and papers. She also defended the interests of industries in procedures for the modification of the import tariff, import of used goods, export quotas, generalized system of preferences, regionalism, and other cases related to international trade law.
In 2010, as a student, she took part in the ELSA Moot Court on WTO Law. Luciana was an orator of the PUC-SP team, the only Brazilian contestant at the Latin American Round, joining the qualifying round and the semi-final. The team of PUC-SP was awarded the awards of "Best Written Submission for the complainant", "Best Written Submission for the Respondent," and "Best Overall Written."
Due to the approach to International Trade Law that she seeks as a student and professional, Luciana chose the IELPO Programme to continue her specialization in the area.
Luciana is fluent in Portuguese (mother tongue) and English and has intermediate knowledge of French and Spanish.