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Practice Areas

Environment, Climate Change and Energy

Career

Master’s Degrees (LL.M) in Energy Law at the University College London, 2017 (Chevening Scholar), and in Environmental Law at the George Washington University, 2009 (Thomas Buergenthal Scholar); Specialist in Environmental Law by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 2005; and Bachelor of Laws at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 2004.

Personal

Over the last 15 years, Guilherme J. S. Leal has developed an extensive track-record in complex and high-profile environmental matters, mainly in the Oil & Gas, Energy and Mining sectors. He advises foreign and domestic companies in a wide spectrum of environment-related issues, ranging from day-to-day preventive counselling to ESG practices and strategic administrative and judicial disputes. He has also developed a unique expertise in managing environmental crises, advising clients in responding to accidents and disasters of great social, economic and environmental impacts. Academically, he coordinates a post-graduation programme on “Environmental Law and Climate Change” at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and is adjunct professor in other post-graduation courses offered by that same institution.