Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I can't do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
(J. P. Morgan)


MBA Legal Management Professor at Paulista Law School since 2011.

Coordinator and Professor of “Strategic Legal Management for Companies”, “Joint Ventures”, “Ethics and Compliance” and “FCPA” at EDESP/FGV-SP (2009).

Co-Coordinator (2003 – 2005) and Professor of specialization courses in “Managing Legal Services” (2002 – 2005) and “Joint Ventures” (2004 – 2009) at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (São Paulo).

Coordinator, lecturer and moderator at conferences and seminars throughout Brazil and abroad.


Leonardo B. Leite specializes in business law, corporate law, contracts, M&A, joint ventures, capital markets, investment funds, corporate governance, foreign investment, family office and wealth management, risk identification and management, business expansion abroad, infrastructure, complex business contracts in general, intellectual property, e-commerce and technology, ethics and compliance, social responsibility and third sector.

Academic Background

Bachelor's Degree in Law, São Paulo University.

Master’s Degree in Administration and Business Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas Business School (São Paulo).

Specialization in Business Law, Paulista School for the Judiciary.

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute.

Specialization in Administering Legal Services, EAESP FGV.

Specialization in Law & Economics, EAESP FGV.

Master's Degree in American and Comparative Law, New York University School of Law (NYU).


Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and German.


  • Brazilian Bar Association (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul Sections).

  • International Bar Association (IBA).

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY).

  • Inter-American Law Institute.

  • Brazilian Finance Executives Institute (IBEF-SP).

  • São Paulo Lawyers' Association (AASP).

  • São Paulo Lawyers' Institute (IASP).

  • Applied Corporate Law Institute (IDSA).

  • Brazilian International Business Relations Institute (IBREI).

  • Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI).

  • São Paulo Intellectual Property Association (ASPI).

  • Legal Committee of the São Paulo Industry Federation (FIESP).

  • FIESP Business Law Group.

  • FIESP Antitrust Law Group.

  • São Paulo Regional Council Corporate Governance Excellence Group (CRA/SP).

  • Study Group on Family Office organized by the Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law (GEEF – FGV-SP).

  • Member of Commissions of Legal Departments/Corporate Lawyering at the Brazilian Bar Association (Federal Chapter).

  • Chairman of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Corporate Law Commission (São Paulo, Pinheiros).

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