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Leandro Rinaldi


Leandro Rinaldi focuses his practice on strategic litigation cases and bankruptcy matters.

He is experienced in judicial litigation related to civil and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on civil liability, operations involving financial institutions, insurance, consumer issues, real estate matters, debt securities, recovery of credits and contracts.

His bankruptcy work includes representing debtors, creditors and investors in major restructuring cases.

DLA Piper and Campos Mello Advogados (CMA) are separate and independent law firms, which work in cooperation with one another. Partners of DLA Piper are not partners of CMA; and CMA partners are not partners of DLA Piper.

Bar admissionsRio de Janeiro, BrazilSao Paulo, Brazil


    • Represented a Brazilian shipping company before the Superior Court of Justice as a defendant in a judicial proceeding filed by a maritime cranes supplier, seeking the annulment of an arbitral award and invoking breach of due process of law
    • Defended the controlling shareholders of a Brazilian maritime company in an indemnification claim made by minority shareholders in a 20-year legal proceeding
    • Assisted a Brazilian department store company in creating a strategy to avoid eviction due to non-payment of the rental fees following the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Represented a Brazilian automobile retailer company in restructuring a debt of BRL400 million in an in-court restructuring proceeding, with more than 400 creditors
    • Representing an investor in the acquisition of a Brazilian distressed company in a cross-border matter that involved transactions in Brazil and Spain
    • Representing a Brazilian retailer in restructuring a debt of BLR750 million in an in-court restructuring proceeding before the State Court of Rio de Janeiro
    • Representing clients before the Superior Court of Justice in several conflicts of jurisdiction in insolvency matters
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Universidade Candido Mendes, LL.M. in Corporate Law, 2003

    Universidade Candido Mendes, B.A. Law, 1998
  • B.A., Law, Universidade Candido Mendes 1998


  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    2022 - Recommended, Brazil Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • The Legal 500: 2017
    Recommended Lawyer in Insolvency and Restructuring

Excellence and Relationship
Campos Mello Advogados was the first full-service Brazilian law firm to consistently use the NPS (Net Promoter Score) method. In the first year using the method, the firm achieved grade 83.

Prior Experience

Before joining Campos Mello Advogados in 2016, Leandro was a solo practitioner and worked at several major Brazilian law firms.

Leandro is a former bankruptcy law professor at Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (IBMEC).

Memberships And Affiliations

    • Committee for Insolvency Matters, Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro



+55 21 3025
(Work, Rio de Janeiro)