Biography: CompetitionLeonor 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.
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