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Milaré Advogados
CJS. 124 /127, ITAIM BIBI
SÃO PAULO, SP CEP 04537-012

Brazil > Environment Tier 1

Exclusively dedicated to environmental law, Milaré Advogados is well versed across the full spectrum of environmental litigation, administrative law and regulatory matters. The firm is particularly strong in representing clients in administrative and court proceedings involving environmental disputes, but also advises on environmental licensing issues, especially those pertaining to infrastructure and forestry projects. Its client roster is made up of domestic and international companies operating in environmentally sensitive industries, including agribusiness, construction, energy and pharmaceuticals. Managing partner and former environmental prosecutor Édis Milaré is one of the main points of contact in the team. Other noteworthy practitioners in the specialised team include Roberta Jardim de Morais, Rita Maria Borges Franco and Juliana Flávia Mattei. Since publication, Priscila Santos Artigas left the firm.

Milare Advogados is a pioneering Brazilian law firm, one of the country’s first exclusively dedicated to environmental law and representing a broad spectrum of clients.

History: Founded in 1996, Milare Advogados relies on its managing partner and environmental law professor, Mr Edis Milare, a former public prosecutor who founded the Environmental Law Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the Public Attorney’s Office of Sao Paulo state. His environmental protection work in the Public Attorney’s Office was not only pioneering in the field but actually led the way in developing the body of Brazilian environmental law.

Main areas of practice: Milare Advogados is a boutique law firm, exclusively focused on all aspects of environmental law. The firm provides full services related to litigation, administrative procedures and legal and institutional counsel on environmental affairs.

The firm is specialized in environmental law and environmental management, while its attorneys are experts in environmental civil law, environmental criminal law, environmental administrative law and environmental management. The firm’s team deals with civil, administrative and criminal law arising in environmental cases. The team is not exclusively formed by lawyers, but also includes environmental planning engineers, license managers, management engineers, sociologists specializing in environmental policies and geographers.

It is important to highlight that Milare Advogados handles the most significant cases related to environmental law in Brazil. The firm deals with the most important projects in Brazil that have some relation to the environment. The firm also has extensive experience in obtaining environmental licenses for infrastructure and forestry projects, authorisation to access genetic resources, and administrative and court processes related to environmental law.

It is also important to highlight that Milare Advogados has an important role for the doctrine of environmental law as well. The Law of Environment, written by Professor Milare, is the most important book in the area and is now in its tenth edition. Another important book, coordinated by Professor Milare with the support of Milare Advogados, is the book about the new Brazilian Forestry Law (Codigo Florestal – Law 12.651/2012); this law established a completely new regime for the protection of forestry in Brazil, presenting important changes especially for agribusiness.

Agribusiness, real estate, audits, natural and genetic resources, biosafety, ports and airports, forestry, carbon and retail market, construction and engineering Roberta Jardim de
Contaminated areas, allotments, solid waste, petrol and gas Rita Maria Borges
Energy, mining and banking Thiago Sales
Criminal environmental law and cultural heritage Édis Milaré
Mrs Juliana Flávia Mattei  photo Mrs Juliana Flávia Mattei Leading Lawyer
Mrs Roberta Jardim de Morais  photo Mrs Roberta Jardim de Morais Leading Lawyer
Mrs Rita Maria Borges Franco  photo Mrs Rita Maria Borges Franco Leading Lawyer
Mr Édis Milaré  photo Mr Édis Milaré Founder, Managing Partner and Consultant in Environmental Law of Milaré Advogados since…
Mr Lucas Milaré  photo Mr Lucas Milaré Partner
Mrs Flávia Rocha Loures  photo Mrs Flávia Rocha Loures Leading Lawyer
Mrs Maria Clara Rodrigues Alves Gomes  photo Mrs Maria Clara Rodrigues Alves Gomes Leading Lawyer
Mr Thiago Sales Pereira  photo Mr Thiago Sales Pereira Leading Lawyer
Other fee-earners : 13
Total staff : 24
Contacts : 2