Alexandre Paranhos

Alexandre Paranhos

Practice Areas


Litigation and Conflict Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure.


Phone number: +55 11 3847-3791


Mr. Paranhos has experience in Business Law, mergers and acquisitions, audits, risk assessments and complex litigation, mainly in arbitration procedures in the Energy, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas sectors. He has also acted in several public civil actions related to infrastructure projects, especially in hydroelectric plants, transmission lines and large industrial plants.

Mr. Paranhos had been part of the team of Leite, Tosto e Barros from 2009 to 2018 (from 2014 to 2018 as a partner) and now returns to the firm after three years. During this time, he practiced at two other firms, where he had the opportunity to work with Dispute Resolution cases, operating in procedures related to Energy, Infrastructure, Automotive Industry and M&A. In 2014, Mr. Paranhos participated in the International Law Clerk program of the U.S. firm Holland & Knight (Miami-FL).


Análise Advocacia – One of the most admired lawyers in Brazil (2022).

Latin Lawyer 250 – Arbitration (2023).

Leaders League – Arbitration (2022).

Educational Background

Graduated in Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.

Specialized in Business Law from Escola Paulista de Direito (EPD).

Postgraduate in Philosophy and Theory of Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC-MG).

Extension course in “Arbitration” from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Other Activities

Member of the Advocacy Committee in Mediation and Conciliation of OAB/SP.

Co-author of the article “Court rules that agricultural cooperatives are not entitled to judicial restructuring” published in 2011 in the ILO – International Law Office newsletter, with the partner of the law firm Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, Ricardo Tosto.

Speaker of the 3rd Lawyer Week CAAJA, at the Law School of Ribeirão Preto, of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), with the theme “Arbitration as a method of dispute resolution” (2012).

Lecture “The Collective Labor Disputes and Constitutional Amendment no. 45” at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2005), under the guidance of professor Patricia Bertolini.

Scientific Initiation into “Arbitration and Administrative Contracts in the light of the Public Private Partnership Law” (1st sem. of 2006).


Portuguese and English.
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