Neder Cerezetti, Sheila Christina


University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


My research interests are in corporate, bankruptcy and capital markets law, including the role of law in promoting sustainable development. My current research focuses on the ownership structure of public companies, mainly the relationship between corporate ownership structure and corporate governance arrangements and the pressing need to improve the basis of a trustworthy capital market in Brazil.
I received my doctoral degree (summa cum laude) from the University of São Paulo Law School in November 2009. My doctoral dissertation, ‘Corporate Reorganization in Brazil’, is concerned with the bankruptcy-reorganization system of corporations in Brazil, and the legal protection that is provided to the interests of the various parties involved by a corporation facing a crisis. From a comparative perspective and aiming at extirpating inequalities, it suggested amendments to the legislation in force.
As a doctoral candidate, I was granted a prestigious and much sought-after scholarship by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and became a Research Fellow at the Bankruptcy Centre of University of São Paulo Law School. In addition, I was granted a Visiting Fellow Scholarship by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.
For the last few years, I have been a teaching assistant in Corporate Law, Bankruptcy Law, Introduction to Commercial Law and Capital Markets Law at the University of São Paulo Law School, and have taught in distinguished postgraduate courses in São Paulo. I am involved in a research project on Law and Poverty, which concentrates on the relationship between legal institutions and economic development, poverty and inequality.
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