Brazil: Environment 2017

In this chapter, we identify 24 lawyers who stand out for their expertise advising clients in transactional, litigation and regulatory matters such as compliance, strategic planning, environmental due diligence, liability and deal structuring.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Luiz Fernando Henry Sant'Anna Demarest Advogados, São Paulo
2. Oscar Graça Couto Lobo & Ibeas Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

At leading independent full-service firm PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS, two lawyers are selected for inclusion.
Antonio José Loureiro Cerqueira Monteiro is a widely recognised environmental law specialist. He draws high praise from one client who is “impressed with his expertise in environmental law” and his “consistently excellent and reliable service”.
Climate change practice head Werner Grau Neto plays an active role in many of the firm’s larger climate change and sustainability mandates and wins praise for his top-tier practice.

NASCIMENTO E MOURÃO ADVOGADOS’ environmental practice sees two of its leading lawyers recognised in this chapter.
Practice co-head João Emmanuel Cordeiro Lima is a well-established academic known for his “technical excellence” and “proactive approach”.
Anita Pissolito Campos is also recognised for her impressive environmental law practice covering both advisory work and administrative and judicial litigation.

MILARÉ ADVOGADOS is a respected environmental law boutique with a strong track record handling many of the country’s most significant environmental law issues. The firm is represented by two individuals.
Founder Édis Milaré enjoys a prominent position in the country’s environmental law space thanks to his role in the development of the public prosecutor’s office and subsequent legislation. He is well known for his extensive experience handling complex litigation.
One client is effusive in their praise of Priscila Santos Artigas: “She possesses an impressive knowledge of environmental law and great commitment in her hands-on approach. She always provides practical solutions and understands our needs.”

MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS’ team impresses in this year’s research, with two lawyers selected for inclusion in this chapter.
The “fantastic” Lina Pimentel Garcia is a skilled practitioner with a broad environmental practice and extensive experience representing clients in high-profile environmental litigation.
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra is also highlighted for his outstanding practice covering environmental issues and administrative litigation for agribusiness, natural resources and energy clients.

At DEMAREST ADVOGADOS, Luiz Fernando Henry Sant'Anna is a key name in the field with an impressive list of clients. According to one respondent, “He is an excellent lawyer and a true competitor.”

LOBO & IBEAS ADVOGADOSOscar Graça Couto is considered a leading lawyer in the Brazilian market and is particularly well known for his experience handling significant brownfield projects.

Renata Soares Piazzon of LOBO & DE RIZZO ADVOGADOS heads the firm’s environmental law department and is recommended for her wide-ranging practice encompassing the full gamut of environmental law issues.

At FELSBERG ADVOGADOS, practice head Fabricio Dorado Soler is a big name in the market with a particularly impressive reputation in matters related to waste, water and sanitation matters.

Roberta Danelon Leonhardt of MACHADO MEYER SENDACZ E OPICE ADVOGADOS is known for her considerable experience handling environmental crises, as well as assisting clients and potential investors with environmental risk analysis.

Environmental law boutique BUZAGLO DANTAS ADVOGADOS’ founder Marcelo Buzaglo Dantas is a market stalwart thanks to his 20 years’ experience on both contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad range of industry sectors.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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