Bernardo Leite

Lawyer

São Paulo

+55 (11) 3371 5050

Portuguese and English

Academic Background

Specialized in Business Economics (Masters in Business Economics) from the School of Economics of Fundação Getúlio Vargas – EESP/FGV). Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG.

Experience

Bernardo advises clients on various issues and matters related to international trade and competition law. The clients taken care of by him are relevant players in diverse industries such as chemical, metals industry, capital goods, construction and materials, and energy.
Bernardo’s international trade practice includes counselling national and foreign clients on diverse trade matters before the Brazilian administrative and judicial bodies, such as trade remedies (dumping, subsidies and safeguards), bilateral and regional agreements and customs law.
Bernardo also has a strong background assisting Brazilian companies before foreign authorities, working closely with clients and foreign partner firms in trade remedies (dumping, subsidies and safeguard) and other trade related barriers procedures, which include the authorities of Argentina, Canada, European Union and the United States of America.
Bernardo has competition law practice expertise advising and representing domestic and foreign companies on investigations of conducts, such as cartel and unilateral practices, the negotiation of agreements with antitrust authorities and compliance training.

Publications

Co-author of the article "Sham Litigation e revisão de mérito: limites à atuação do Cade. Comentários sobre o caso Abbott/Abbvie", In: Leonor Cordovil, Daniel Athias. (Org.) Direito Concorrencial em Transformação: uma Homenagem a Mauro Grinberg. 1ª ed. São Paulo: Singular, 2020.
Co-author of the article "O Spaghetti Bowl e os Acordos Preferenciais dos EUA: a crise anunciada do multilateralismo". In: Rabih Nasser. (Org.). Revista de Direito do Comércio Internacional. V.03. Nº 03. São Paulo: Enlaw, 2020, p. 167-186.
Co-author of the article “O setor siderúrgico e a defesa comercial em um contexto de sobrecapacidade”. In: Rabih Nasser. (Org.). Revista de Direito do Comércio Internacional. V.01. Nº 01. São Paulo: Enlaw, 2019, p. 213-228.
Co-author of the chapter “O caso US-Poultry (DS392) e os métodos para definição de produtos similares à luz das regras da Organização Mundial do Comércio”. In: Juliana Oliveira Domingues. (Org.). OMC – Funcionamento do Sistema de Solução de Controvérsias – Reflexões dos Especialistas sobre os Principais Casos. 1ed.Curitiba: Juruá, 2017, p. 150.

Speeches

Moderator of the Panel “Alterações Tarifárias na Nova Gestão do Governo” in the 7th International Trade Seminar of the Brazilian Institute for Antitrust, Consumer and International Trade Studies – IBRAC and the Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo - IASP, in 2019.

Positions Held

Coordinator of the Committee on International Trade of the Brazilian Institute for Antitrust, Consumer and International Trade Studies - IBRAC, in 2017/2019.

Acknowledgments

Indication by “The Legal 500", International Trade and Customs – Brazil in 2019 as a “key senior associate”.

Other Activities

Member of IBRAC’s Committee on International Trade.
Member of the Brazilian International Trade Scholars Institute - ABCI.
Participated in the Trade Policy Training Program at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, in 2013.