Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown is pleased to announce the return of Luiz Gustavo Bezerra to its partnership, along with the arrival of five lawyers to its Environmental practice. Mr. Bezerra joins from Mattos Filho.

With 20 years of professional experience in both consulting and litigation, Mr. Bezerra is the coordinator of the environmental committee at the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito da Energia (IBDE) and chair of the environmental licensing group of the AMCHAM. He also serves as a teacher for several post-graduation degree courses on environmental law. Mr. Bezerra is recognized by major rankings and directories, both local and international, and is the author of a wide range of academic papers, books and technical articles on environmental matters.

“Luiz Gustavo is returning to the firm’s Environmental practice group, which he helped establish, structure and run until 2014,” said Alexandre Chequer, the managing partner of Tauil & Chequer. “I am sure that the synergy between our respected team – which includes renowned professionals Paulo de Bessa and Vilmar Gonçalves – and the group brought by Luiz Gustavo will add much value to our clients. Our environmental capabilities are substantially enhanced, with exceptional critical mass and focus on finding solutions for our clients."

“I am more than happy to be back home, where I had the chance to consolidate my career and contribute to a few of the largest cases in the environmental and the oil & gas areas,” said Mr. Bezerra. “Our new and expanded team is ready to bring top-shelf legal advice to our clients in Brazil and throughout Mayer Brown’s global network.”