Mr Leonardo Farinha Goulart > Azevedo Sette Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Azevedo Sette Advogados
Rua Paraíba, 1000, térreo
Belo Horizonte MG 30130-145

Work Department

Civil Litigation and Arbitration, Insurance, Social Security and Health Care, Mining Law, Telecommunication, Internet and Information Technology




Goulart is partner in Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Litigation and Arbitration practice in Belo Horizonte office. He draws upon more than 10 years’ experience representing clients in strategic litigations & arbitrations in civil, competition, environmental, intellectual property, mining, and real estate matters, specially to automotive, mining and TMT segments.


English and Portuguese


Goulart is a former member of the Committee of Social Security Law, a former member of the Committee of the New Civil Procedure Code, a former member the Committee of the Ethics and Disciplinary Court, and a former member of the Committee for Legal Aspects of Startups of the Brazilian Bar Association, in Minas Gerais section. Today, he is a prosecuting attorney of the Sports Justice of the State of Minas Gerais and coordinator in Minas Gerais of the “anti-piracy” software campaign for BSA-The Software Alliance (


LL.B. from Universidade Fumec Law School, he was admitted to practice in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2007. He is specialized in Civil Law at Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais – PUC/MG (2008). Specialization in Management Legal and Litigation at IBMEC (2015). Specialization course in Civil Procedural at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG (2016). LL.M. (in course) in Civil Law at Universidade Fumec.


Leonardo is recommended in Chambers Latin America, Chambers Brazil, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and Best Lawyers in Energy and Natural Resources: Mining and Mining & Metals and Litigation practices as “lawyer has high technical knowledge, a name to note” and key contact. In Análise Advocacia is considered as one of the most admired lawyers in Minas Gerais state, and reference to Steel and Mining sectors. In the Leaders League ranking, he is cited as a reference in the Arbitration practice.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Azevedo Sette Advogados regularly acts before federal and state courts, administrative authorities and regulatory agencies. Primary fields of expertise include litigation involving consumer law, credit recovery, corporate disputes, civil liability, as well as insurance and environmental claims. Ricardo Azevedo Sette specialises in civil and commercial matters. Consumer lawsuits and construction disputes are key specialisms for Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro, while Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho is a name to note for labour and IP litigation. Leonardo Platais Brasil Teixeira is a key point of contact for technology clients. Other names to note include João Capanema, Felipe Moraes, Leonardo Farinha Goulart and Rodrigo Badaró de Castro.

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Dispute resolution

Led by João Capanema, Azevedo Sette Advogados‘ litigation and arbitration practice in Belo Horizonte is sought by domestic and international companies involved in environmental, intellectual property, real estate, mining, insurance, competition and corporate disputes. The team is also noted for its longstanding experience in contractual issues, consumer law and product liability cases. Leonardo Farinha Goulart is the key point of contact for clients from the mining and automotive sectors, while Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro is the go-to lawyer for engineering and construction matters. Felipe Moraes, who recently joined from Mattos Engelberg Advogados, brings a wealth of experience in arbitration proceedings concerning energy companies, infrastructure projects and concessions.