Environmental

Environmental Law with a Focus on Sustainable Development

Companies in all sectors of the economy face the challenge of adhering to complex and ever-changing environmental legislation.

While businesses may feel constrained by increasingly broad environmental legislation and greater demands for environmental protection, our firm believes that economic development and environmental preservation are not mutually-exclusive.

52%Brazilian companies with a structured sustainability department
3%Average percentage of annual revenues spent by companies on sustainability


Almeida Advogados is experienced in advising Brazilian and foreign clients alike on environmental law-related matters.

Our activities include:

  • Representing clients in administrative and judicial proceedings, while partnering with them to create and implement strategies aimed at mitigating environmental risks;

  • Assisting with environmental licensing, environmental impact studies and reports and compliance measures required by environmental agencies;

  • Engaging in due diligence to evaluate environmental liabilities and create action plans for adhering to legislation, while mitigating risks and handling environmental contingencies;

  • Supporting companies’ registration with the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR);

  • Supporting the preparation of a Recovery Plan for Degraded Areas (PRAD), Solid Waste Management Project (PGRS) and contacts with environmental agencies to convert administrative fines into environmental services;

  • Assisting with implementing projects to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+);

  • Assisting with drafting and negotiating terms of adjustment of conduct and terms of commitment with environmental agencies;

  • Providing general legal advice to assess and ensure that clients’ activities are in compliance with existing environmental legislation.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
BANKING & FINANCE CAPITAL MARKETS Private Equity
Infrastructure and Project Finance
ENERGY MINING Oil & Gas
Labor, Employment and Social Security
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY