Gilberto Azevedo Lima

Lawyer, OAB/PE 9.220

National and international practice in the areas of Customs, Tax, Business and Foreign Trade Law.

Consul of Finland in Brazil, with jurisdiction in the states of Pernambuco, Alagoas, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte.

Founder and current president of the Customs Law and Foreign Trade Commission of OAB/PE.

Author or co-author of articles with legal, economic and/or geopolitical content published in digital media and widely circulated press.

Born in Recife/PE, on July 9, 1962.

Son of Gileno Inocêncio Lima, RFB tax auditor, and Maria Auxiliadora de Azevedo Lima, plastic artist, both of whom are now deceased.

From January 1980, he started, simultaneously, the Law course at the traditional Recife Faculty of Law, an institution of the Federal University of Pernambuco, and the Economics course at the Faculty of Human Sciences of Recife/PE.

He held the position of Secretary of the Parliamentary Cabinet of the Federal Chamber of Deputies, providing services of Cabinet of Federal Deputy in Pernambuco.

He attended a university extension course in Political Science at the National University of Brasília.

He worked as a parliamentary assistant in the National Constituent Assembly that culminated in the promulgation of the Constitution of the Republic in 1988.

He founded and was the first secretary of the Pernambuco Business Lawyers Association – AAEPE

He was legal director of the Pernambuco Commercial Association for twelve years.

He was the holder of the Port Authority Council of the Port of Suape, in Pernambuco, for twelve years.

In 2006 he received the Trophy for "Best Customs Lawyer in Brazil", in São Paulo, chosen in a public opinion poll in entities linked to Foreign Trade.

In 2006 he received the "Anita Garibaldi Trophy", in Rio Grande do Sul, in recognition of his legal services.

In 2006 he received the "Pride of Pernambuco Trophy", in commemoration of the 180th anniversary of Jornal Diário de Pernambuco.

In 2007 he received the "Troféu Guerreiro", from the newspaper "O Eco do Vale", from the city of Bento Gonçalves / RS.

In 2008, he received the "Medal of Merit José Mariano", from the City Council of Recife.

He is Commander of the "Order of Consular Merit", awarded by the Consular Corps of Brazil.

He is Knight Templar Hospitaller of the Order of Saint Thomas of Acre of England.

He is a cattleman and honorary citizen of the Municipality of Chã Grande, in Pernambuco.

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