Vilmar Luiz Graça Gonçalves is a counsel in the Litigation practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in the Rio de Janeiro office Vilmar focuses his practice on environmental law, particularly on legal and administrative proceedings involving solid waste and shipping oil companies. He has experience on legal proceedings concerning individual or collective disputes, representing, in particular, energy and telecom companies.
Before joining the firm, Vilmar was a partner at Bessa, Homem de Carvalho & Gonçalves Sociedade de Advogados (2003-2014) and worked as General Counsel of the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro, now working as legal counsel for the body.
He was elected as the First Vice-President of Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration – BCMA (2014/2017) and he is a professor at Cândido Mendes University and has taught Administrative Law since 2007 and coauthor of the book “Teoria e Prática do Mandado de Segurança”. Elected member of the Arbitration Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro section – biennium 2015/2017.