José Augusto de Araujo Leal

José Augusto de Araujo Leal


Portuguese, English and Italian


Head of our law firm’s Arbitration & Litigation practice. Strong background in civil, business and corporate law issues, both advising and representing clients in disputes before courts and administrative courts and agencies. Practice also focuses on national and international lease-purchase transactions and in national defense.


Financial Management
Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro (1992)
Bachelor of Laws
State University of Rio de Janeiro (1988)


International Bar Association (IBA) (2014)
Brazilian Bar Association
– Rio de Janeiro Chapter (1989)


New Civil Procedure Code Simplifies Litigation in Brazil
in Corporate INTL – International Sector Panel, March 2011
The Brazilian Court and Procedural System
including lectures on the matter, and on the Confirmation of Foreign Decisions and Awards in Brazil – A.B.A., 2004