Mr Luis Celso Cecilio Leite Ribeiro > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Environment, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Construction.




Luis Celso Cecilio Leite Ribeiro practices in environmental law (advisory and litigation), real estate litigation, and general civil litigation.


Portuguese and English.


Master’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) – 2009;
Specialization Degree (Certificate) in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) – 2004;
Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) – 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Environment

Pinheiro Neto Advogados enjoys a strong reputation in the market, given its ability to handle high-profile environmental litigation (involving civil, administrative and criminal liability) across the country. Covering all aspects of environmental law, the group is a trusted advisor to a range of clients engaged in contentious matters arising from contaminated sites, tailings dam-related incidents, health and safety issues and environmental regulations, among others. In addition to administrative and judicial litigation, the team is well positioned to assist in environmental licensing, take-back plans, projects with environmental implications, and regulatory matters. Furthermore, the department collaborates with the firm’s infrastructure, banking and capital markets practices to advise clients on ESG issues, green financing and lenders’ liability. Antonio José Monteiro is a veteran in environmental law in Brazil, and has a wealth of experience in matters related to agribusiness and biotechnology. Werner Grau Neto is particularly sought after by energy and mining companies implicated in environmental cases, and is a key contact for climate change and ESG mandates. The ‘extremely competentAlexandre Outeda Jorge has a strong track record in class actions and negotiations with public entities and regulatory agencies. Other individuals to note for consulting and litigation matters include Luis Celso Cecilio Leite Ribeiro and Natalia Azevedo de Carvalho. Andre Vivan de Souza is active in environmental licensing, carbon markets and public civil actions, while Paula Susanna Amaral Mello is recommended for sustainability issues.

Brazil > Real estate

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has ‘great resources‘ and is noted for its ability to execute transactions and ‘real estate securitisations of greater complexity‘. The firm’s market-leading full-service capabilities cover a range of related areas, including corporate, finance, regulatory, capital markets and litigation matters. The firm is especially popular with leading funds, banks and investors, including Tishman Speyer, Proterra and BTG Pactual. Lead transactional partners include the ‘excellentLuciano Garcia Rossi, the ‘very communicative and availableFranco Grotti, and the recently promoted Fabio Rocha Pinto e Silva (who ‘brings together deep technical knowledge with broad business skills‘). Senior associates such as Marianna Morselli, Gustavo Freitas and Martina Zajakoff  also attract high praise. Luis Celso Cecilio Leite Ribeiro is highly experienced in contentious and non-contentious environmental issues, while Júlio César Bueno handles a wide range of real estate disputes.