Leonor Cordovil

Leonor Cordovil
Alameda Santos, 787
8º floor
São Paulo
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Who's Who Legal Trade & Customs: Lawyers

Leonor Cordovil is the partner responsible for the international trade practice at Grinberg Cordovil e Barros Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. Her practice includes representation of exporters, importers and domestic industries on trade remedy cases before the Brazilian Department of Commerce (DECOM) and the 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 World Trade Organization (WTO). She is a professor of law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Leonor has been very active in the Brazilian Institute for Competition, Consumer and International Trade Studies (IBRAC) 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 in 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 ViewAnti-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.

WWL says: Leonor Cordovil draws widespread praise from market sources who regard her as "one of the greatest trade lawyers in Brazil".

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