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Ligia Godoy

Ligia Godoy

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Ligia specializes in complex litigation cases, focusing primarily on product and service liability disputes, financial services, recalls, and commercial practices. Her work often requires long-term commitments to clients in the automotive, pharmaceuticals, marketplace platform, technology, and food sectors. With extensive experience navigating disputes concerning consumer relations and automobile distribution concessions (i.e., the Renato Ferrari Law) in Brazilian courts, Ligia also provides legal consulting and interacts with Brazilian authorities in regard to administrative matters.
Ligia has authored numerous articles on consumer relations, particularly regarding collective lawsuits, Brazil’s Over-Indebtedness Law, marketplace platforms, and fluid recovery. She also speaks at local seminars, sharing insights on best practices for consumer markets. Ligia has been a member of the Brazilian Competition, Consumer, and International Trade Studies Institute (Ibrac) for over seven years.


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP);
Postgraduate Course in Consumer Protection – Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP);
Master’s Degree – Fundação Getúlio Vargas Business School (FGV).


Chambers and Partners – Consumer Law (2024);
Análise Advocacia Mulher 2021 – Consumer Law; Oil & Gas (2021);
Involve – Heroes 100: Women Future Leaders List (2021).

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Authored publications

Mattos Filho in the media

With Ligia Godoy
The Latin American Lawyer | Iberian Lawyer

Mattos Filho promotes seven lawyers to its partnership

Mattos Filho has announced seven lawyers have been promoted to the firm’s partnership. The new partners work across six different practice areas: litigation & arbitration, finance, asset management services & investment funds, infrastructure & energy, corporate/M&A, and tax.

Six of the seven new partners are women. In the last five years, internal partner promotions at the firm have been practically even in terms of men (31) and women (29) – 52% and 48%, respectively.

Click here and read the article on The Latin American Lawyer.

Latin Lawyer

Mattos Filho promotes seven to partner

Brazilian Elite firm Mattos Filho has promoted seven associates to partner across several practice areas, just weeks after Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias took the helm as the firm’s managing partner.

The lawyers joined the firm’s senior rank today. Joana Pimentel, Maria Fernanda Fidalgo, Ligia Godoy, Natália Mauad, Marcelo Guimarães and Natalie Matos are based in São Paulo, whilst Natália de Santis works at the firm’s Rio de Janiero outpost. The firm now counts 144 partners and increases the number of women in its senior rank to 36.1%. According to the LL250 Performance Index, women make up on average 40.4% of partnerships in Brazil.

Click here and read the article on Latin Lawyer.

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