Dr Leonardo Valladares Pacheco de Oliveira

Personal profile

Leonardo qualified as a lawyer in Brazil in 2002. Having graduated and passed the Brazilian Bar exam, he worked as a legal assistant at the Rio de Janeiro State Control System Secretariat in the sphere of the Rio de Janeiro State Government. After the public sector, Leonardo worked for five years in two different law firms where he practiced in matters related to tort law, contract law, labour law and tax law. In 2008, Leonardo stopped practising to pursue an LLM in International Trade Law which was followed by a PhD in law, both at the University of Essex. Before joining Royal Holloway, University of London, Leonardo worked as a Lecturer at the Law School at Anglia Ruskin University and as a supervisor for paper 9 in the Department of Land Economy at University of Cambridge.

Educational background

LLB, University Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Procedure (Direito das Tutelas Diferenciadas), Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Postgraduate Diploma in Constitutional Civil Law (Direito Civil Constitucional), Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

LLM, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

PhD, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education), Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Research interests

International contracts

International trade law

International commercial arbitration

Affiliations

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Other work

Co-editor-in-chief of the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration.

Member of the editorial board of the International Arbitration Law Review.

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