Jorge Nemr

Jorge Nemr

Practice Areas

Regulatory Agencies, Anti-corruption and Administrative Improbity, China Desk, Consumer, Complex Contracts and Negotiations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure, Corporate Crimes and Investigations, State Relations.


Phone number: +55 11 3847-3929


Jorge Nemr is a reference in matters of international law and works heavily in international litigation, guiding clients in the United States and several other countries in Europe. He also advises on negotiations and strategies for clients of foreign firms. He frequently takes part in legal congresses outside Brazil and has a great number of network contacts. Jorge Nemr joined Leite, Tosto e Barros in 1999 and was admitted to the Board of Partners in 2001.


Análise Advocacia 500 – One of the most admired lawyers in Brazil (2014, 2015 and 2018).

Chambers Latin America – Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2011 and 2012).

Expert Guides – White-Collar Crime (2019).

International Law Office, ILO – Best Brazilian lawyer in International Trade (2015).

Latin Lawyer 250 – Infrastructure (2014 to 2017).

Latin Lawyer 250 – Litigation (2014 to 2017).

Latin Lawyer 250 – White-Collar Crime (2014 to 2017).

Leaders League – M&A and Corporate Law (2019).

Leaders League – White-Collar Crime (2016 and 2017).

The Legal 500 – Corporate and M&A, including ‘compliance’ (2015 and 2018).

The Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2012 and 2013).

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Business Crime Defence & Investigations (2011 to 2021).

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Commercial Litigation (2018).

Who’s Who Legal Global – Business Crime Defence – Corporates (2011 to 2021).

Educational Background

Graduated in Law from Universidade de São Paulo – USP.

Post-graduated in Corporate Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV/SP.

Other Activities

Vice Chairs of the Cross-Border Practice Management Committee of the ABA (American Bar Association) International Law Section.

Member of the Committee of Lawyer Associations of OAB/SP.

Coordinator of the Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee and advisor of the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Base Industries – Abdib. As a counselor, he follows up and participates in discussions about investments in the areas of energy and sanitation, as well as other issues related to infrastructure.

Member and advisor of the International Criminal Law Association – ICLA.

Member of the International Bar Association – IBA, where he also holds the position of “officer” of the Business Crime Committee.

He is part of the Export Support Committee of CESA.

Mr. Nemr is co-author of the book Bank Confidentiality. In addition, he has several articles published in specialized journals, and is a collaborator of the American journal International Enforcement Law Reporter – IELR.

He’s also honorary consul of Barbados.


Portuguese, English, Arabic and French.
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