Leonardo is a senior associate specialised in competition and regulatory law. He provides legal advice and risk assessment in these areas in relation to contracts, business practices, mergers and other forms of economic concentration. Leonardo also represents local and foreign clients before the competition and regulatory authorities in merger notifications, challenges to merger notifications and in investigations of anti-competitive practices and regulatory issues. He also represents clients in litigation cases involving competition and regulatory law before Brazilian courts.
Leonardo holds an LLM degree in comparative law, with concentration in antitrust law and merger and acquisitions from the University of Miami (School of Law, Coral Gables-FL, United States); and a degree specialising in competition law and regulatory law by the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal). From August 2008 to September 2009, Leonardo was a foreign associate at the European Competition and Regulatory Law Department of an international law firm in Lisbon, Portugal. During this period, Leonardo provided legal advice and represented clients before the Portuguese Competition Authority and the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in several cases involving competition and regulatory law.
Leonardo is an International Law Associate of the American Bar Association, a member of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association, a member of the Competition Law Section of the Brazilian Bar Association, and a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.