Partner Profile

Leonardo Pereira Lamego

Azevedo Sette Advogados


LL 250


Leonardo is partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ environmental and mining practices in Belo Horizonte office. He draws upon more than 15 years’ experience advising clients in complex transactions involving environmental and mining matters as environmental permits, legal auditing, compliance, due diligence and litigation in environmental matters, defence of clients' interests in civil investigation and negotiations with public prosecutor office.

LLB from Milton Campos Law School, and was admitted to practise in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2002. Leonardo has a specialisation in mining law from the same institution. He specialised in civil law and procedural law at Fundação Escola Superior do Ministério Público – FESMP (2003). Master's of laws in international environmental law from The George Washington University – Law School, Washington/DC (LLM, 2015).

Leonardo is a member of the Environmental Committee of Brazilian Bar Association and founding member of UBAA (Brazilian Union of Environmental Lawyers). He is a former member of the State Board of Environmental Policy, and of the Sanitary Board of Appeals of Belo Horizonte Municipality.

Partner was professor of licensing and environmental liability on the LLM course in corporate Law at IBMEC, Centro Universitário UNA and Faculdade Milton Campos. Before joining Azevedo Sette, Leonardo was head of environmental group (2008–2016), and senior associate in the same legal practice (2005–2008) in Brazil’s boutique law firms.

Leonardo is recommended in Latin Lawyer 250 and The Legal 500 guides in energy and natural resources: mining. In the Análise Advocacia 500, he is listed as one of Brazil’s best lawyers in his area.

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