Luiz Gustavo Bezerra is highlighted by a client for his "availability and business-oriented approach," while another reports to be impressed by his "pragmatism." He is well equipped to assist domestic and multinational companies with indigenous protected areas, crisis management and environmental damage mandates. He also advises on high-profile environmental disasters and administrative proceedings before IBAMA.
Chambers Latin America, ed. 2021


Luiz Gustavo Bezerra is a partner in the practice of Environmental at Tauil & Chequer Advogados at the offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. He is also 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, 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, ESG, indigenous communities, waste laws, water laws, biodiversity, environmental offsets, law and economics, carbon markets and energy regulation. 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 Brazilian American Chamber (AMCHAM). He is also a member of LACLIMA’s Climate Change Litigation and Carbon Markets Groups and LAB’s (a Brazilian Exchange Commission – CVM – Initiative) ESG Group.


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



  • Brazil
  • Portugal
  • 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).