Luiz Gustavo Bezerra

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Environmental, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

“Experienced environment partner Luiz Gustavo Bezerra is highly involved with ESG and is well regarded for leading the firm's department. He undertakes relevant and sophisticated matters advising clients on ESG standards and practices, regulatory and impact assessments and issues related to climate change, such as REDD+ and carbon credits.”
Chambers Global


Luiz Gustavo Bezerra helps countless clients across the infrastructure, energy, chemical, mining, real estate, forest, agribusiness and food industries. His vast experience in Environmental, Climate Change and ESG matters, particularly in Brazil, but also in other jurisdictions, with emphasis on Latin America and Europe (he is also qualified in Portugal) gives him a unique edge in litigation, consulting and transactional (M&A) matters.

Compétences et Secteurs liés


  • Recognized as Leading Individuals in Environment - The Legal 500, 2022-2024
  • Mentioned as Excellent in Environmental Law – Leaders League Brazil, 2022-2024
  • Recognized in Environment and Electricity - Análise Advocacia, 2022-2024
  • Recommended in Environment – Latin Lawyer 250, 2022-2024
  • “Practice head Luiz Gustavo Bezerra, a specialist in international and EU environmental law based in Rio de Janeiro, often acts for clients in negotiations with governmental authorities, public prosecutors and other stakeholders.” – The Legal 500, 2024


  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, Law School
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Postgraduate studies in Brazilian Environmental Law
  • University College London, LLM, Master in Environmental Law
  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, PhD, PPGMA-UERJ

Inscription au Barreau

  • Brazil
  • Portugal

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • Professor of Environmental Law and International Environmental Law at CEPED and at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro School of Law
  • Lectured at Fundação Getulio Vargas, EMERJ and IBMEC
  • Chair of the Brazilian Energy Law Institute (IBDE) Environment Committee
  • Coordinates IBDE’s Climate Change Law Course
  • Chair of the Environmental Licensing Committee at the Brazilian American Chamber (AMCHAM)
  • Member of LACLIMA’s Climate Change Litigation and Carbon Market Groups and LAB’s (a Brazilian Exchange Commission – CVM – Initiative) ESG Group