Mariana Tavares is a United Nations International Consultant for Competition at the Administrative Council for Economic Defense of Brasil – CADE - Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica. From 2008 to 2013, she was Head of the International Relations Bureau of the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA). She joined the PCA in 2004 as a legal officer in the Restrictive Practices Department, and then as an advisor to the Board. She is a PhD student at the King’s College London School of Law, and holds an LL.M. from Duke University Law School, a DES from Université Libre de Bruxelles and studied Law at the Catholic University in Oporto, Portugal.