Areas of Expertise
Our broad experience in the environmental area covers both legal compliance and the environmental aspects of commercial transactions.
In the compliance area, we are engaged in the prevention, resolution or settlement of conflicts involving environmental issues in connection with the several segments of the economy. At the preventive level we are engaged in the licensing and environmental impact assessment activities, implementation of environmental management programs and activities, environmental compliance auditing, waste management programs (including reverse logistics/take back requirements) as well as the integration of compliance management systems with the company sustainability and social responsibility areas.
In the dispute resolution areas, we represent our clients in the settlement of environmental issues with public authorities and other interested parties, including the drafting and execution of self-disclosure strategies and negotiated settlement of environmental contingencies (including Consent Agreements) and in administrative proceedings, lawsuits (class actions/collective lawsuits and individual disputes) and mediation and arbitration proceedings.
We are also engaged in the management of social-environmental crisis in cooperation with technical professionals from environmental, public health, strategic management and communication areas, among others. In the transactional activities areas, we are engaged in all of the stages of commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, public and private bids, concessions of public services and public/private partnerships (PPPs), project finance, investment funds (e.g., Private Equity, Real Estate, Venture Capital) operations and other forms of structured investment operations in Brazil and of Brazilian companies abroad, with focus on the identification, analysis and incorporation of their sustainability and social-environmental aspects.
Our assistance covers the assessment and management of legal environmental and sustainability risks from the investment strategic planning up to the structuring, implementation stages, due diligence of companies and investment portfolios, negotiation and drafting of contractual instruments allocating responsibilities, implementation of post-closing activities, in addition to supporting de-commissioning of operations or implementation of divestment or investment realization strategies.