Chambers Brazil’s Environment ranking features the leading law firms and the best lawyers advising on the most high-profile environmental matters in the country. This table comprises administrative and judicial disputes and assistance with environmental issues arising from transactions and project development. The work includes highly complex judicial litigation such as “Brazilian class actions” (Ação Civil Pública) related to major environmental disasters, including multi-jurisdictional disputes, and other environmental issues such as pollution, protected areas and climate change. It also covers sophisticated technical and regulatory non-contentious advisory work and crisis management.
The ranked firms and lawyers listed here have substantial experience advising market-leading national and international clients with the broad range of environmental matters. This chapter lists top law firms with a longstanding experience in the area such as Milaré Advogados and Pinheiro Neto Advogados. Some of the best lawyers ranked here include Édis Milaré, Adriana Mathias Baptista, Luiz Fernando Henry Sant’Anna, Oscar Graça Couto, Paulo de Bessa Antunes, Antonio José Monteiro and Werner Grau Neto, to name a few.