Leonor Cordovil

Leonor Cordovil
Office:
Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados
Al. Jaú, 1742
6° andar
City:
São Paulo
Country:
Brazil
Tel:
+55 11 3371 5050

Biography: Competition

Leonor Cordovil is one of the founding partners of Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados a law boutique specialising in competition, trade, anticorruption and consumer law.

Her practice in competition law includes advice and representation of clients in merger control, cartel investigations and other investigations concerning violations to Brazilian economic order, such as exclusivity, abusive prices, tying arrangements and sham litigation. Leonor leads compliance programmes and represents clients in litigations involving competition law before Brazilian courts.

Leonor has worked in some of the most important competition cases in Brazil, including several international cartel investigations, representing leniency applicants or defendants, and relevant mergers. Visa, Google, Siemens, Danone, Lanxess, Solvay, Merck Sharp Dohme, Shell, Linde, among others, have been represented by Leonor.

Leonor holds a PhD in economic law from the University of São Paulo and a PhD in international economic law from the University of Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne (cotutelle). She also holds a Masters in economic law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and a Master in international economic law from the Sorbonne.

She teaches competition Law at Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas Law School and is the author of the books New Brazilian Antitrust Law: Law n. 12.529, State Intervention in Telecommunication Market: the Economic Law Point of View and Antidumping, Protectionism and Trade. She has also published several articles on antitrust, consumer and trade in Brazil and abroad.

Leonor has been very active in IBRAC (Brazilian Institute for Competition, Consumer and International Trade Studies) and is currently the International Trade Director.

Leonor is fluent in Portuguese (native), English and French.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers which can be purchased from our Bookstore.

Biography: Trade & Customs

Leonor Cordovil is the partner responsible for the international trade practice at Grinberg Cordovil e Barros Advogados, in São Paulo. Her practice includes representation of exporters, importers and domestic industries on trade remedy cases before the Brazilian Department of Commerce (DECOM) and representation of Brazilian exporters before foreign authorities. She assists companies and associations in proceedings relating to Mercosur and other agreements, customs, rules of origin and import licensing, and on strategies for gaining access to new markets.

Leonor has also advised other governments with investigations in Brazil and has provided foreign governments and embassies with information about Brazilian practice in trade investigations or in the WTO. She is a professor of law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Leonor has been very active in IBRAC (Brazilian Institute for Competition, Consumer and International Trade Studies) and is currently the publishing director, responsible for the most recognised publication in competition and trade law in Brazil, Revista do IBRAC.

She holds a PhD in international and economic law from the University of Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne and São Paulo University. She has a law degree and a Masters (in economic law) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Law. She has also a Masters (DEA) from the Sorbonne (international trade law). During the preparation of her PhD thesis on public interest and anti-dumping, she participated in the WTO programme for doctoral studies, working at the organisation for four months. She is the author of the books State Intervention in Telecommunication Market: the Economic Law Point of View, Anti-dumping: Protectionism and Trade in Brazil and Comments on the new Brazilian Competition Law. She has also published several articles on antitrust, consumer and trade in Brazil and abroad.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers which can be purchased from our Bookstore.

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