Paulo Leme works on a wide range of contractual, financing and corporate matters relating to infrastructure. His activities include advising corporate and private equity sponsors, equipment suppliers and contractors on the purchase, sale, development and construction of infrastructure projects. Paulo has also significant experience acting for debtors, financial institutions, export credit agencies and development finance institutions on the development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects, including through capital markets transactions.

With over 15 years of experience, Paulo’s expertise extends to regulation of financial institutions, capital markets, securities offerings, investment funds and securitization transactions.

Paulo is listed as Notable Practitioner in IFLR1000 for M&A and project finance in the energy and transport sectors. He is also recognized in capital markets and banking and finance practices by The Legal 500, who comments that he is very skilled banking lawyer, with deep market knowledge.


  • LL.M. in International Banking & Finance, University College London, England – 2010
  • Graduation in Law, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) – 2005

Professional Associations

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • Co-author of the Chapter "Brazil" in the International publication Securities Law Handbook, Kluwer Law International, 2015.
  • Co-author of the Chapter "Brazil" in the International publication Comparative Legal. Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance, 2015.
  • Several articles in relevant publications such as the International Financial Law Review (IFLR).