Henrique Lenon

Henrique Lenon

Practice Areas

Henrique Lenon has a solid academic background and has focused his practice on strategic litigation, collective actions, associative litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration, acting in national and transnational cases and communicating in four foreign languages. In addition to his experience as a lawyer and as an arbitrator in commercial disputes, he has extensive judicial and extrajudicial experience in the labor area, in individual and collective demands, in proceedings in the Labor Court and in procedures in the Public Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Labor and Employment. He has published two books and dozens of articles in the areas of dispute resolution, labor law and international law. Passed with distinction in the Doctorate in International Law and Comparative Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), he has a Master’s degree in Economic Law from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and representative of the Brazilian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) on the Human Rights in Committee. Times of Emergency. He served as a guest professor of Economic Analysis of International Law at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and professor of Collective Procedural Law and Labor Procedural Law at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB).

  • OAB/PB 21.113
  • OAB/PE 54.999
  • Doctor in International Law and Comparative Law from the University of São Paulo (2021)
  • Master in Economic Law from the Federal University of Paraíba (2016)
  • Specialist in Labor Law and Procedure from Universidade Estácio de Sá (2017)
  • International Labor Organization “Normas internationales del trabajo” (Labor International Norms) course (2015)
  • Bachelor of Law from the Federal University of Paraíba (2015)
  • Extension in International Negotiations from the University of Brasília (2011)
  • Extension in China International Relations from the University of Brasília (2011)      
  • J. J. Gomes Canotilho Award (First Place), Federal University of Paraíba/University Center of João Pessoa (2011)
  • Elo Cidadão Award, Federal University of Paraíba (2011)


  • “Arbitragem Transnacional Trabalhista: da Ordem Pública às Normas de Aplicação Imediata”/ Labor Transnational Arbitration: from Public Order to Immediate Application Norms(2021)
  • “Privatização da Guerra: Mercado e Regulação de Empresas Militares Privadas” / Privatization of War: Market and Regulation of Private Military Companies (2017)


Selected Articles
(full list in Lattes Curriculum)

  • The procedural position of the State in investment arbitration and domestic tax arbitration: a legislation issue. Review of Arbitration and Mediation, v. 62, p. 115-130, 2019.
  • From transnationality to Helvetism: Dadaism, public order and private transnational regimes. Revista de la Secretaría del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión, v. 7, p. 244-259, 2019.
  • Lightness and weight in international commercial mediation: the legal content of the mediated corporate agreement and its incorporation into Brazilian law. Revista de Direito Internacional, v. 15, p. 324-342, 2018.


Selected book chapters
(full list in Lattes Curriculum)

  • The ILO’s contribution to private international labor law: conflicts of law, qualification and international legal cooperation. In: GOMES, Ana Virgínia Monteiro; FREITAS JÚNIOR, Antonio Rodrigues de; SIQUEIRA NETO, José Francisco (Org.). O centenário da Organização Internacional do Trabalho no Brasil. Belo Horizonte: Virtualis, 2019, v. 1, p. 87-112.
  • Citizenship on Mars: the human condition, the right to have rights and the colonizing mission Mars One. In: MENEZES, Wagner (Org.). Direito internacional em expansão, v. X. Belo Horizonte: Arraes, 2017, p. 597-606.
  • Globalization, public management and paradiplomacy in the Municipality of João Pessoa: constitutional aspects of the agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (2013). In: FREIDRICH, Denise Bittencourt; CORRALO, Giovani da Silva; LEAL, Rogério Gesta (Org.). Direito administrativo e gestão pública II. Florianópolis: CONPEDI, 2015, p. 401-417.
  • Brazilian Bar Association (PB, PE)
  • International Law Association (ILA)
  • Member of Global Human Rights in Times of Emergency
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • French (intermediate)
  • Italian (basic)

CMT Lawyers occupies a prominent and leading position in the area of ​​business law, with a growing presence and distinction in the main business centers of the country, recognized by the main national and international publications of law firm rankings, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia and Chambers & Partners as one of the best law firms in the south of the country in business law.


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