Luiz Gustavo Bezerra

São Paulo,  Brazil
Phone+55 11 2504 4266

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  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate
Contact InfoTelephone: +55 11 2504 4266
Fax: +55 11 2504 4211
EducationUniversidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Bachelor of Law - J.D. equivalent, 2004); Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/Agência Nacional do Petróleo (Certificate in Oil and Gas Law, PRH33, 2004); London School of Economics (International Relations Course "Trade, Development and the Environment", 2005); Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Post-graduate Degree in Brazilian Environmental Law, 2006); University College London (LL.M., Environmental Law with merit, 2007)
Admitted2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 2003, São Paulo, Brazil; 2008, Portugal


Member, Coalizao Empresarial Brasileira, affiliated to the Confederacao Nacional da Industria, 2003-2006: contribution for the elaboration of international commercial agreements

Member, Portuguese Bar Association, 2008

Member, Brazilian Bar Association, Sao Paulo, 2004

Member, Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro, 2004

LanguagesPortuguese; English; French; Spanish

... heads the practice and earns client acclaim for 'outstanding availability, technical expertise and commitment to working very close to the client'

Chambers Latin America 2013

Luiz Gustavo Bezerra is the head of Brazil Environmental practice in the Rio de Janeiro office of Tauil & Chequer Advogados, focusing on litigation and advice on environmental matters for large domestic and international corporations in various industrial sectors - energy (oil and gas, electricity, renewable sources), chemical, forest exploration, agribusiness/food processing, infrastructure of ports and transport, mining, real estate, and construction - in several regions of Brazil. He has extensive successful experience in negotiations with Brazilian public entities. Since 2008, he is professor of Environmental Law and International Environmental Law at Rio de Janeiro State University and has several articles published in Brazil and abroad. Luiz Gustavo also advises clients on infrastructure, energy, climate change and sustainability matters. Luiz Gustavo has been recognized in Chambers Latin America since 2011 as Leaders in their Field (Environmental) as well as Leader in the Practice in Latin Lawyer Practice Area Focus since 2011 (Environmental) and Legal 500 Latin America since 2012.

Previously Luiz Gustavo was an associate at Doria, Jacobina, Rosado & Gondinho Advogados, 2005-2008; International Environmental Law Consultant, Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, 2006-2007; an associate at Steel Hector & Davis LLP, 2002-2005; and a law clerk at Castro, Barros, Sobral & Gomes Advogados, 2001-2002.


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Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Recognizes Environmental Product Liability
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra,Gedham Medeiros Gomes,Gabriela Mello, August 27, 2014
The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) has published a decision recognizing, for the first time, the environmental product liability of manufacturers of potentially polluting products.

New CONAMA Resolution Regulates Environmental Permitting of Wind-Power Plants
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra,Gedham Medeiros Gomes,Gabriela Mello, August 5, 2014
On July 25, 2014, the Brazilian National Environmental Council (CONAMA) enacted Resolution No. 462, regulating specific proceedings for the environmental permitting of land wind-power plants. In summary, the new resolution provides for different permitting procedures according to the environmental...

Brazilian Forest Code, Rural Environmental Registry and Environmental Regularization Programs
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra,Gedham Medeiros Gomes, May 13, 2014
After nearly two years of waiting, the Environmental Ministry published, on May 6, 2014, Regulation No. 2 (Regulation), formally implementing the Rural Environmental Registry (RER). Now, all rural properties must be enrolled in the RER System (RERSYS) by May 2015. This deadline may be extended for...

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Luiz Gustavo Bezerra

Rua do Rócio 291
São Paulo 04552-000

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