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Environmental Law - Law Firms - Brazil - 2020 Rankings

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  • Édis Milaré, Roberta Jardim de Morais, Lucas Tamer Milaré, Juliana Flávia Mattei, Priscila Santos Artigas, Rita Maria Borges Franco
  • Antônio José Monteiro, André Vivan de Souza, Werner Grau Neto, Alexandre Jorge, Luis Celso Ribeiro
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Milaré Advogados: Market-Leading Environment Experts

Milaré Advogados


Édis Milaré, Lucas Tamer Milaré, Juliana F. Mattei, Priscila S. Artigas, Rita Maria B. Franco, Roberta J. Morais



Track record: Market-leading environmental boutique widely respected for its capabilities in high-stakes environmental litigation involving administrative, civil and criminal matters as well as crisis management scenarios. Actively sought out by household names from the mining, construction and real estate sectors to provide consultancy on environmental liabilities and remediation issues.
Team & differentiation: Based out of its São Paulo office, Milaré Advogados consists of two partners, Édis Milaré and Lucas Tamer Milaré, as well as 17 associates. Founding partner and long-standing professor Édis Milaré is a national reference for environmental law and has made key contributions to Brazilian environmental legislation and legal doctrine throughout his illustrious career.
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Graça Couto Advogados: Environmental Excellence

Graça Couto, Sequerra, Levitinas, Bicudo, Leal & Abby Advogados


Oscar Graça Couto, Alexandre Abby, Guilherme J. S. Leal



Track record: Front-running environmental team which stands out for its exceptional track record in high-profile environmental cases such as the Mariana and Brumadinho disasters. Noted for its robust knowledge of the oil and gas, mining and energy sectors. Additionally valued for its avant-garde expertise in bioinvasion, climate change and environmental governance issues.
Team & differentiation: With headquarters in Rio and a branch office in São Paulo, the environmental department at Graça Couto Advogados is led by respected founding partners Oscar Graça Couto, Guilherme Leal and Alexandre Abby and supported by seven associates. Key departmental clients include heavy-hitters such as Vale, Total and Ipiranga.
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Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados: Trusted Environmental Practice

Gasparini, Nogueira De Lima E Barbosa Advogados


Heloisa Verri Paulino Gomes



Track record: Mid-sized firm frequently advising key companies from the mining, energy and forestry sectors on both environmental consultancy and litigation cases. Expertly assists clients with environmental due diligences related to M&A and real estate transactions as well as with complex disputes involving contaminated areas and licensing matters. Also highlighted for its excellent knowledge of the timberland investment market.
Team & differentiation: With offices in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Bahia, the firm’s compact environmental practice is headed by partner Heloisa Paulino Gomes who has nearly 20 years of experience advising on environmental law issues. Ms. Paulino Gomes notably helped to draft Brazil’s federal agreement for the reverse logistics of lamp waste.
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Here is our 2020 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Environmental Law. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation. Our team took into consideration data from multiple sources, such as peer and client recommendation, growth, and importance of different cases. This ranking intends to be a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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