Leonardo Toledo da Silva > Toledo Marchetti Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Toledo Marchetti Advogados
195 – 8º ANDAR
SP 04551-010

Work Department

Lawyer and arbitrator, specialized in the area of infrastructure and construction, with strong experience in projects, M&A, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods.




Leonardo has been widely recognized, especially in the construction industry, as one of the top lawyers in designing and negotiating complex engineering contracts, such as EPC-Turnkey, EPC-M, DBB and Project Alliancing.

He has also acted in arbitration procedures, either as an attorney or as an arbitrator, especially
in disputes involving complex construction projects.

In the past decade, represented many national and international organizations on numerous projects throughout Brazil, including railways, roads, subways, soccer stadiums, port terminals, petrochemical plants, hydroelectric plants, bio-energy plants, water treatment plants and prison facilities, among others.

Leonardo is the current president of the Brazilian Institute of Construction Law (IBDiC) and a professor of construction law at the master’s Program of Escola de Direito da Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/SP).

He has been recognized by important legal publications, such as: Chambers and Partners Latin America and Global: Projects; Who′s Who Legal: Projects and Construction; The Legal 500: Projects; Leaders League: Projects & Infrastructure and Arbitration; LACCA APPROVED: Administrative Law; Análise Advocacia 500: Construction, Concession, Arbitration and among the most admired lawyers in Brazil.

Also, he published books and articles on matters related to infrastructure, construction law
and corporate law.


Portuguese and English


  • President of the Brazilian Institute of Construction Law (IBDIC).
  • Member of the Dispute Review Board Foundation (DRBF), Society of Construction Law UK (SCL) and Brazilian Bar Association/São Paulo State Chapter.
  • Member of the Legal Board of SINDUSCON-SP.
  • Member of the ICLA (International Construction Law Association).


Leonardo has a law degree (LLB), a master’s degree (LLM) and a doctorate degree (PhD)
from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

Newly-founded projects boutique firm Toledo Marchetti Advogados  already boasts a strong client portfolio including Consórcio Expresso Linha 6, Construtora Queiroz Galvão and Estaleiro EBR. The name partners Leonardo Toledo da Silva and Marcelo Vicentini Marchetti come from a law firm (Porto Lauand Advogados) and an in-house role at an engineering company, respectively, and combine legal expertise to provide counsel throughout the full life cycle of project’s full life cycle.