Luiz Gustavo Bezerra is a partner in the Environmental practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices. He is qualified to practice law in Europe and a specialist in International and EU Environmental Law. He has experience with environmental, energy and natural resources lawyer and advises infrastructure, energy, chemical, mining, real estate, forest and agribusiness clients. Luiz has a successful track record in court and administrative environmental proceedings, representing major Brazilian and multinational groups in complex environmental litigation, as well as in negotiations (and other alternative dispute resolution methods) with governmental authorities, public prosecutors and other stakeholders. He has approximately two decades of experience advising clients in complex environmental licensing matters with wide experience in Corporate Law. He counsels major Brazilian and multinational groups in a vast range of environmental related matters, including crisis management, climate change, sustainability, corporate environmental and social responsibility, waste laws, water laws, biodiversity, environmental offsets, law and economics, oil & gas and renewable energy regulation.
Luiz holds a LLB degree from Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), a post-graduate specialization degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, a LLM degree in Environmental Law from University College London and a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences at UERJ. He has been a Professor of Environmental Law, Environmental Law applied to the Oil & Gas industry and International Environmental Law at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro School of Law since 2008. He also lectured at Fundação Getulio Vargas, EMERJ and Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais, where he taught Energy and Administrative Law, besides Environmental Law. Luiz is the Chair of the Brazilian Energy Law Institute (IBDE) Environment Committee and an IBDE Board member. He is also Chair of the Environmental Licensing Committee at the Rio de Janeiro American Chamber (AMCHAM-RJ).
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Pós-graduação em Direito Ambiental Brasileiro
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, PhD, Environmental Sciences
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Bacharel em Direito
University College London, LLM, Mestre em Direito Ambiental
- Análise Advocacia 500 - Environment (2010 to the present date);
- Chambers Latin America - Environment (2010 to the present date);
- The Legal 500 - Environment (2011 to the present date);
- Who's Who Legal - Environment: Environment (2010 to the present date);
- Who's Who Legal Brazil - Environment (2018 to date).