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Brazil: Environment 2016

Eighteen individuals are recognised in this chapter. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Luiz Fernando Henry Sant'Anna Demarest Advogados
Oscar Graça Couto Lobo & Ibeas Advogados
Vladimir Passos de Freitas Passos De Freitas e Oliveira Franco Advocacia
Édis Milaré Milaré Advogados

Nascimento e Mourão Advogados achieves a double listing in this chapter. João Emmanuel Cordeiro Lima is a “creative and intuitive lawyer”, who advises clients on compliance, due diligence and administrative proceedings. He is joined by Anita Pissolito Campos who receives praise for her “responsive and hands on approach”.

From Pinheiro Neto Advogados Antonio José Loureiro Cerqueira Monteiro receives praise for being “technically excellent” and therefore “highly sought after” by clients. He has an active environment advisory and litigation practice, as well as extensive experience handling environmental due diligence investigations. Werner Grau Neto advises and represents national and international clients across a wide variety of industries in relation to environmental issues. They particularly recommend him for his “unsurpassed knowledge of Brazilian environmental law”.

Lobo & Ibeas Advogados is home to Oscar Graça Couto who impresses observers with his “brilliant commercial acumen”. He provides a forensic approach to administrative proceedings and environmental due diligence.

Vladimir Passos de Freitas at Passos De Freitas e Oliveira Franco Advocacia is a “truly standout practitioner” with 30 years’ experience practicing environmental law in Brazil.

Founder of Milaré Advogados, Édis Milaré is seen as a senior and respected figure in environmental law by his peers, who highlight his “extremely in-depth knowledge of the area”.

From Tauil & Chequer Advogados, Paulo de Bessa Antunes has a “well-deserved reputation from his achievements as an attorney general and in private practice”. He focuses his practice on handling environmental concerns and licenses for large infrastructure developments.                                          

Roberta Danelon Leonhardt from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is recommended by clients for her “personal service” and “high standard of client care”. She is seen as a practitioner of choice for compliance advice.

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