Leonardo A. F. Palhares

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One thousand may fall by your side, ten thousand to your right, but nothing will affect you.
(Psalm 91:7)


President of the Brazilian Chamber of Electronic Commerce (Camara-e.net).

Master’s Degree in Law, Paris University 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne).

Professor at the Dom Cabral Foundation.

Civil and intellectual property law professor at FEAD University (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais).

Lecturer at numerous seminars and conferences on administrative and environmental law in Brazil and abroad.

Frequently recognized as a leading lawyer in renowned international national and international legal publications (Análise 500 and The Legal 500).


Leonardo A. F. Palhares is the firm’s partner responsible for infrastructure projects, technology and energy. His practice includes administrative, real estate, environmental, mining, intellectual property and technology law, as well as arbitration and litigation, with particular emphasis on infrastructure. He is considered one of Brazil's most experienced attorneys in the field of digital economy, and is well-versed on legal matters related to the internet, computers and IT. He represents both Brazilian and foreign clients in complex projects regarding the environment, real estate, PPPs, concessions and agribusiness, among others. Leonardo has extensive experience before both administrative and judicial courts, while also handling matters related to arbitration, consulting and contracts.

Academic Background

Bachelor's Degree in Law, Milton Campos Law School.

Master's Degree in Law, Paris University 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne).


Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.


  • President of the Brazilian Chamber of Electronic Commerce (Camara-e.net).

  • Member of the Brazilian Bar Association (Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Sections).

  • Member of the São Paulo Lawyers' Institute (IASP).

  • Member of the Brazilian Lawyers' Institute (IAB).

  • Member and former president of the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee (2009 – 2011), and current Vice-President of the Telecommunications, Science and Technology Committee at the Inter-American Bar Association.

Latest articles de Leonardo A. F. Palhares

Articles Sem categoria 13/07/2020


In June of this year the Brazilian Government added to its list of projects in the infrastructure sector initiatives that […]


Articles 13/04/2018

Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018

Considered one of the most experienced Brazilian lawyers in internet-related legal matters, our partner Leonardo A. F. Palhares contributed –representing Brazil (along with the attorney Rafael Mendes Loureiro, Hogan Lovells) – to the 2018 edition of the document Cybersecurity 2018,of the legal publication Getting the Deal Through.

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