Leandro Rennó

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Private mediator, specialized in business, commercial and Family mediation. ICFML certified mediator since 2015. Judicial mediator registered at the Court of Justice of Minas Gerais. Independent lawyer and consultant with experience in Business Law, Arbitration and Mediation. Mediation, Arbitration and Corporate Law Professor at PUC Minas since 2001. Responsible for the LL.M. in Corporate Law at PUC Minas. PhD in Law at Université de Versailles (France) in 2010. Master’s degree at PUC Minas in 2002. Law degree at Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos in 1997. Guest speaker for various congresses, seminars, conferences and lectures. Author of several articles on mediation and arbitration.

Leandro has devoted his studies to mediation and arbitration since 1996. He began his professional career in the area in 1998 because of his approach to CAMARB, where he served as a trainee, internal legal adviser and external legal counsel until being invited to participate as a member of the CAMARB Board in 2012. As soon as Leandro became a member of CAMARB’s Board of Directors, he entered into a partnership with the CPR Institute, which allowed the Institute to start its activities in Brazil. Through this partnership, Leandro helped CPR organize several Congresses and Workshops on business mediation. In addition, Leandro was responsible for drafting CAMARB's mediation rules and implementing this service in that Chamber.

His first official training in arbitration and mediation took place in 2002, when he participated in the Multiplier Training Project of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in partnership with CACB and SEBRAE Nacional. Leandro has also participated in mediation training courses offered by the CPR Institute and the Institute of Mediation and Arbitration of Brazil (IMAB). Currently Leandro coordinates the training courses for mediators offered by the Continuing Education Institute of PUC Minas.

Leandro has accumulated more than 15 years of experience in arbitration, mediation and corporate law. He has extensive experience as a manager of institutions providing mediation and arbitration services. His professional profile still deserves to be highlighted by the experiences of living abroad, having lived for one year in the United States of America and for almost three years in France.

Leandro acted as mediator in different types of conflicts. His experience includes family cases, corporate dissolution, family businesses, commercial contracts, among others. Having dedicated his early career to arbitration, Leandro intensified his role as a mediator from 2010, when he returned from his doctorate in France. Since then, Leandro has become one of the leading names in mediation in the state of Minas Gerais, being always remembered and indicated by his peers to act as mediator.

Leandro has mainly served as private mediator in the business and family area. In addition, Leandro also works as a judicial mediator before the Court of Justice of the State of Minas Gerais and as mediator and supervisor of mediators in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mediation at PUC Minas.

Leandro is able to adapt and understand different cultures, being always attentive to understand the true interests and needs of the parties involved. Leandro is an excellent listener, able to perceive details that would be missed by many. Sensitive and firm at the same time, Leandro has presented good results in his activities as mediator and received praise from the users of his services. Leandro is well versed in the techniques and process of mediation, which allows him to adapt his performance to the needs of the parties. His mediation style can be classified as being facilitative and evaluative when necessary.
Areas covered are Business and Corporate Law, Civil and Family disputes.

Director at CAMARB – Brazilian Chamber of Business Mediation and Arbitration. Member of CAMARB’S Advisory Board. Member of CAMARB’s list of arbitrators and mediators. Member of CBAr – Brazilian Arbitration Committee. Coordinator of the Business Research Center at PUC Minas. General Coordinator of the Brazilian Arbitration and Business Mediation Congress. Former Director at CONIMA - National Council of Mediation and Arbitration Institutions. Former Member of CONIMA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Discipline. Former President of the Brazilian Lawyers' Section of Minas Gerais (OAB/MG) Mediation and Arbitration Committee. Former Regional CBAr’s Coordinator for the State of Minas Gerais.

Training and Education

2016: Advanced Mediator Certified by the ICFML (Level 2)
2015: Mediator Certified by the ICFML (Level 1)
2015: Training course for mediators – IMAB – OAB/MG (80 hours)
2015: Practical training course in mediation – IMAB – OAB/MG (24 hours)
2013: Advanced Business Mediation Training - CPR Institute – New York (16 hours)
2013: International Business Mediation Workshop – CPR Institute – São Paulo (24 hours)
2002: II Seminar of the Training Program for Arbitration and Mediation Multipliers (BID / CACB / SEBRAE)

His academic career began in 2001, when he was hired by PUC Minas to teach Business Law disciplines and to develop activities in the area of mediation and arbitration, which he has successfully carried out to this day.

Leandro is always invited to act as a teacher or speaker in many different arbitration and mediation courses and events.

Publications

Book 
Arbitration: an analysis of the pre-arbitration phase. Belo Horizonte: Mandamentos, 2003. 
Articles
1) Mechanism of arbitration is consolidated in Brazil. Gazeta Mercantil, Minas Gerais, Seção Idéias, Segunda-feira, 04 de Junho de 2001, p. 2.
2) Arbitration: the arbitration agreement and the ways to initiate the arbitration procedure. Jornal do Centro Acadêmico de Direito – CAD. nº 12, Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Estácio de Sá – Campus Centro / Menezes Cortes, Julho, 2002, p. 3.
3) The legal capacity to be sued in an annulment action of an arbitral award. Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 6 (Abr./Jun. 2005). Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2005, p. 91.
4) The case Lage and the falsity of the unconstitutionality of the Brazilian arbitration law: a history of arbitration in Brazil through the analysis of the decisions of the Brazilian Supreme Court. In: GUILHERME, Luiz Fernando do Vale de Almeida (coord.). Aspectos práticos da arbitragem. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2006, p. 125.
5) Arbitration and extra-judicial methods as an option for conflict resolution. Revista Atualização Jurídica da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Presidente Antônio Carlos – UNIPAC. nº 1 – Vol. 1. Barbacena: Editora UNIPAC. Fev. 2006, p. 171.
6) The rule of estoppel and the absence of written arbitration agreement. Comments on the decision of the Cour d'Appel de Paris, 1re Chambre C, 20 septembre 2007, Société Baste SA c/ Société Lady Cake Feine Kuchen GmbH. Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 17. Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2008. p. 139.
7) The ICC pre-arbitral referee procedure. Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 18. Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2008, p. 60.
8) The contracts of arbitration. Boletim Informativo da CAMARB. Nº 34. Agosto/Setembro 2010, p. 1.
9) Arbitration agreement: the importance of free consent and good will to verify the existence and the validity of arbitration agreements. Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 27. Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2010, p. 103.
10) The penalties for the breach of the duties of disclosure and independence. In: GAIO JÚNIOR, Antônio Pereira. MAGALHÃES, Rodrigo Almeida (coord.). Arbitragem: 15 anos da Lei n. 9.307/96. Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 2011, p. 131.
11) The liability of the arbitration center. Revista de Arbitragem – Grupo de Estudos em Arbitragem da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais. Número Especial. Arbitragem – Questões Polêmicas. Lucila de Oliveira Carvalho (coord.) – (Jul./Dez. 2012) – Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 2012, p. 145.
12) The liability of the arbitrator. In: CELLI JÚNIOR, Umberto. BASSO, Maristela. AMARAL JÚNIOR, Alberto do. (coord.). Arbitragem e Comércio Internacional. Estudos em Homenagem a Luiz Olavo Baptista. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2013, p. 897.
13) L’obligation de motivation du centre d’arbitrage mise en question, note sous TGI Paris, 19 déc. 2012, SA Fairplus Holding. Paris, France : Petites affiches. 29 Avril 2013. No. 85. P. 18.
14) FERRAZ, Felipe de Ávila. LIMA, Leandro Rigueira Rennó. The use of arbitration in mining contracts having the State as party or interested third party. In: 21º Seminário de Iniciação Científica da PUC Minas, 2014, Belo Horizonte. 21º Seminário de Iniciação Científica - Destaques 2013. Belo Horizonte: PUC Minas, 2014. v. 1. p. 425-442.
15) MORAES, Felipe. LIMA, Leandro Rigueira Rennó. Arbitration and judicial reorganization of companies. In: NASCIMBENI, Asdrubal Franco. MUNIZ, Joaquim de Paiva. RANZOLIN, Ricardo. (coord.). 20 Anos da Lei Brasileira de Arbitragem. Brasília: OAB, Conselho Federal, 2015, p. 129.
16) LIMA, Leandro Rigueira Rennó. The appropriate methods of resolving business disputes. In: Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação Empresarial - Grupo de Estudos em Aribtragem da PUC Minas. Grupo de Estudos em Mediação Empresarial da PUC Minas. Ano III. Número 4. - (jan./jun. 2016) - Brasília, 2016.
17) LIMA, Leandro Rigueira Rennó. The importance of the dispute resolution clause inserted in the contracts. In: Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação Empresarial - Grupo de Estudos em Aribtragem da PUC Minas. Grupo de Estudos em Mediação Empresarial da PUC Minas. Ano III. Número 5. - (jul./dez. 2016) - Brasília, 2016.

Translations (French / Portuguese)
1) CLAY, Thomas. The headquarters of international arbitration between order and progress. (Portuguese version) Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 17. Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2008, p. 37.
2) Translation of the New French Code of civil procedure. (Portuguese version) Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 18. Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2008, p. 198.
3) JOLIVET, Emmanuel. The influence of the UNIDROIT Principles on contractual practices and arbitration. (Portuguese version) Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 23. Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2010, p. 90.
4) JOLIVET, Emmanuel. INCOTERMS and technical contract. (Portuguese version) Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 25. Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2010, p. 84.

Book reviews
1) Arbitration (Luiz Fernando do Vale de Almeida Guilherme). Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 1 (Jan./Mar. 2004). Porto Alegre: Síntese; Curitiba: Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2004, p. 164.
2) Arbitration and equity: an international approach (Martim Della Valle). Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem. nº 35 (jul./set. 2012). São Paulo: Síntese; Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, 2012, p. 219.

Compliance

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Contact
Leandro
Rennó
Leandro Rennó
Avenida do Contorno, 4.747, sala 908
Bairro Serra
Belo Horizonte
MG
30110-921
Brazil