Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Antonio José Monteiro

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Practice Areas

Antonio Monteiro has been working in the environmental area for more than 25 years, providing legal advice to Brazilian and foreign companies, and financial institutions regarding business decisions and litigation. Large experience in environmental audits involving the acquisition, incorporation and spin-off of companies, and in negotiations with the Public Prosecutor Office, environmental agencies and companies.


Graduated in Law from the University of São Paulo, class of 1982, with specialization in Private Law. Visiting scholar at the Environmental Law Course taught by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., in 1988 under the coordination of Chair Professor Roger Findley. Partner of the environmental area of the Pinheiro Neto Advogados Office since 1992.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Environment Committee and of the Infrastructure, Logisticsand Sustainable Development Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section; and member of the Information Council on Biotechnology - CIB.


Mentioned by the "Analysis of the Law 500" from Revista Análise for the last nine consecutive years, as one of the most admired Law in the category. Indicated as pioneer and leader in the environmental area by "The Legal 500 Latin America"; and as one of the best professionals in the area by Who's Who Legal.