Luiz Gustavo Bezerra is one of the leading Latin American environmental lawyers. He has been a professor of environmental law, environmental impacts related to the oil and gas industry and international environmental law at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, School of Law since 2008. He also lectures at Fundação Getulio Vargas, EMERJ and Instituo Brasileiro de Mercardo de Capitais, where he teaches energy and administrative law. Luiz is the coordinator of the Brazilian Energy Law Institute (IBDE) Environment Committee. He is qualified to practice law in Europe and a specialist in international and EU environmental law. He is an experienced environmental, energy and natural resources lawyer and advises infrastructure, 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, as well as in negotiations (and other alternative dispute resolution methods) with governmental authorities, public prosecutors and other stakeholders. He has over 15 years’ experience advising clients in complex environmental licensing matters with wide experience in corporate law. He counsels major Brazilian and multinational groups in all environmental related matters, including climate change, sustainability, corporate environmental and social responsibility, waste laws, water laws, biodiversity, environmental offsets, law and economics, oil and gas and renewable energy regulation.