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Eduardo Lessa Bastos

Graduate of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) College of Law in 1971, LLM from University of Bristol, England in 1980, graduate of the College of War (Escola Superior de Guerra, ESG) in 1995 (Higher Studies in Policy and Strategy), Partner at Lessa Bastos Attorneys at Law S/C, Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Division and Portuguese Bar Association, Lisbon Division (licensed), Member of the Institute of Brazilian Attorneys (Instituto dos Advogados Brasileiros, IAB), Member of the National Archive Advisory Board, Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC – 1981 to 1987), Visiting professor at University of Miami (1994), Decorated by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with the title of "Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" (O.B.E.), President of the Council for Legal and Tax Matters of the Trade Association of Rio de Janeiro (Associação Comercial do Rio de Janeiro, ACRJ), President of the Rotary Club of Rio de Janeiro (2004), Honorary Consul of Bangladesh (1996/2001), “Honorary Legal Adviser” to the British Consulate, President of the British Chamber of Commerce (1989-1991), President of the American Club of Rio de Janeiro (1996/97), Member of the Taxpayer Council for the City of Rio de Janeiro (2001/2005), Various publications in Brazil and abroad, Various courses at university extension, Speaker at national and international conferences and seminars, Member Emeritus of the Trade Association of Rio de Janeiro, Member of the College of War Alumni Association – (Associação dos Diplomados da Escola Superior de Guerra, ADESG), Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Member of the American Chamber of Commerce.

Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian and some French.