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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Environment

4 ranked lawyersBand 1BrazilLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Top-tier multidisciplinary firm boasting leading expertise in a diverse range of environment matters. Boasts a deep bench of talented practitioners capable of handling complex issues arising out of large-scale environmental disasters, mining exploitation near protected areas and waste disposal management. Also excels at handling licensing matters related to the development of infrastructure projects. Caters to an impressive roster of clients hailing from the mining, pharmaceutical and construction industries especially.

Strengths

Praising the breadth of the firm's skills, one interviewee notes: "Since they are a full-service firm, we know that with them there is no way to err as we will always be attended by a specifically trained lawyer."

Underlining the team's "ability to develop impressive strategies for the client," one source claims: "They are the best firm for this kind of work."

Work highlights

Represented BHP Billiton in multiple collective and individual lawsuits arising out of the Samarco dam failure.

Notable practitioners

"Dynamic"practitioner Alexandre Jorge garners recognition from the market for his longstanding experience acting on high-profile environmental matters. He is frequently retained by important companies in the construction, energy and natural resources industries to assist with contentious mandates related to contaminated sites, asbestos and waste disposal. One market commentator reports: "Alexandre can combine his academic background with a business-oriented approach."

Antonio José Monteiro receives enthusiastic praise from a client who describes him as "excellent, very active and knowledgeable." He is recognised by market observers for his extensive experience advising on the environmental sphere, particularly on matters related to natural resources issues. Monteiro is often retained by domestic and international players from the mining and oil and gas industries to assist with contentious and non-contentious mandates arising out of soil contamination and waste disposal management issues.

Luis Celso Cecilio Leite Ribeiro offers particular expertise representing key national and international players from the consumer goods and oil and gas industries in sensitive contentious mandates, including those involving pollution and waste disposal management. Praising his accessibility, one interviewee says: "Luis Celso is always available and responds promptly."

Esteemed partner Werner Grau Neto continues to be described by sources as "a great specialist in environment matters" who is able to "swiftly identify the potential risks of a deal and deliver creative solutions." He has longstanding experience handling sophisticated disputes, excelling in cases relating to environmental disasters and the energy industry. A client says: "Werner is extremely intelligent, besides being very up to date and involved in the institutional side of the sector." He also assists with licensing and due diligence for new projects.

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Brazil

Environment


Alexandre O. Jorge
Band 2
Antonio José Monteiro
Band 1
Luis Celso Cecilio Leite Ribeiro
Band 4
Werner Grau Neto
Band 1