Vanessa Zimmermann de Meireles works since August 2016 as a Foreign Associate at the independent dispute resolution boutique Borris Hennecke Kneisel in Cologne, Germany. Having been admitted to the Brazilian Bar in 2013, Vanessa started her professional career in Brazil, as a Contracts Attorney at the Legal Department of the multinational engineering and construction company Engevix Engenharia S.A.
She studied Law and Business Administration in parallel at the Federal and State universities of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and in 2015 completed a specialization course in Business and Corporate Law. In 2016, she obtained an LL.M. at the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), jointly offered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva.
Vanessa is fluent in Portuguese (native language), English and Spanish; she also has a good knowledge of German and French.