A German-Brazilian national, Melanie is a legal, regulatory and public policy specialist with extensive experience in Brazil and abroad. Prior to joining Speyside, she worked for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and the Council for Economic Defense (CADE). She moved on to international roles working on External Relations for the World Trade Organization, and for a defense & trade consultancy in Geneva. She earned a PhD in international law in Geneva, complemented by a fellowship at the Yale Law School. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Brasilia and is fluent Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish.