This month’s host: Ligia Maura Costa of FGV-EAESP, Brazil

Ligia Maura CostaLigia Maura Costa of FGV-EAESP, Brazil, author of the forthcoming article on the Council Community Can a Corruption Scandal Expose What Has Gone Wrong with ‘CSR Codes’?

Ligia Maura Costa is full professor at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) and professor at Sciences Po., Paris and Universität St. Gallen. She received her habilitation degree in international law (“Livre-Docência”) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (FDUSP). She holds a Ph.D. and a LL.M both in international trade law from the University of Paris-X and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from FDUSP. She was Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School and a postdoctoral fellow at Sciences Po, Paris. She was Associate Dean for International Relations at FGV-EAESP from 2004 until 2010. She is also the author of several books and many articles in Brazil and abroad. She has worked at the WTO in the Legal Affairs Division. In 2011, she was visiting professor at HEC, Paris and at Tsinghua University – SEM (School of Economics and Management) and in 2012 she was visiting professor at St. Petersburg State University – GSOM (Graduate School of Management). She is senior partner of a law firm with offices in São Paulo and in Paris. She has been practicing law for more than twenty years, as lawyer counsel and arbitrator, acting in Brazil and abroad, advising companies, individuals, governments and international organizations. Ligia Maura Costa has extensive experience in international contracts negotiations, preparing legal opinions, structuring M&A and joint ventures agreements and drafting and implementing CSR codes.

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