Gustavo de Freitas Leite

Rio de Janeiro
+55 21 3550 3003

Gustavo de Freitas Leite is the partner responsible for running Machado Associados’ office in Rio de Janeiro, an environment full of opportunities, and his specialization in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and service contracts for the oil & gas market makes him the perfect match for the challenges. He has been appointed as recommended attorney in Brazil for Oil & Gas area by global law experts such as The Legal 500.

Postgraduate degree in corporate law and capital Market, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) (2003)
Postgraduate degree in business law (IAG-Master), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ) (1997)
Bachelor of laws, Faculdade Cândido Mendes (1996)


Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Section (OAB/RJ)
Brazilian Bar Association - São Paulo Section (OAB/SP)
Brazilian Bar Association - Brasília Section (OAB/DF)
Member of the Law Firm Management, Corporate and M&A Law and Oil and Gas Law Committees and the Latin American Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Director in the AHK-Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rio de Janeiro (2018 - 2020)

Leaders League: Strong expertise in M&A and Corporate Law by the guide Transactions & Deals – International Corporate Finance (2019)
Leaders League: Valuable Practice lawyer in M&A and Corporate Law by the guide Brazil's Best Counsel (2019)
The Legal 500 Latin America: Recommended Lawyer in the Corporate and M&A (including Compliance) area (2013 and 2018)
Global Law Experts: lawyer of note in the Oil & Gas sector