Marina Estato Apsan Frediani, Legal Counsel

Marina Estato Apsan Frediani is a Brazilian qualified lawyer with over 15 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services, Corporate Governance, Commercial and Corporate law. After years working at one of Brazil’s leading financial institutions, she relocated to London to pursue a Master’s in Regulation and Compliance. Last year, she completed this degree with Merit from Queen Mary University of London. Her expertise in managing complex projects, conducting negotiations and handling litigation cases, makes her a great professional adept at identifying risks and developing the best solutions for her clients.

Marina is experienced in working with cross-functional teams and cultivates strong relationships with both team members and clients, which enhances the effectiveness of each project. Beyond her professional commitments to Cleveland & Co., she enjoys travelling with her family.


Marina has developed specialist expertise across:

  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Litigation


  • The Brazilian Development Bank – Senior Legal Counsel at BNDES


  • Qualified Lawyer, Brazil (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB)
  • MA in Regulation and Compliance, Queen Mary University of London
  • MA in International Business Law; University College London
  • LL.B Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – Brazil


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese