Overview

Vilmar Gonçalves is senior counsel in the Environmental, Arbitration and Litigation practices 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 Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mater Brown, 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.

He was elected as the First Vice-President of Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration – BCMA (2014/2017) and he is a professor at Candido 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.

Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Experience

  • Acts as lawyer for one of the largest shipping companies of oil in the world (Petrobras Transporte S/A - TRANSPETRO) on environmental legal issues.
  • Acts as lawyer for gas distribution company (Petrobras Gás – S/A – GASPETRO) on environmental legal issues.
  • Acted as head of the Legal Department of the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Acted as lawyer of solid waste company (Trusher Serviços de Esterilização Ltda.) on litigation matters and environmental legal issues.
  • He worked on legal and environmental audit for one of the largest telecommunications companies, worldwide (Globo Comunicação e Participações S/A).
  • Acted as lawyer for an electricity transmission company  (Elecnor Transmissão de Energia S/A) on litigation matters and environmental legal issues.

Education

Universidade Gama Filho - UGF/RJ, LLM in Public Law

Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Administrative Law

Escola da Magistratura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – EMERJ, Consumer Law

Universidade Veiga de Almeida - UVA/RJ, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)

Admissions

Bar

  • Brazil

Memberships

  • First Vice-President of Brazilian Centre of Mediation and Arbitration - BCMA
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - CIArb
  • General Counsel of the Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro - ACRio
  • Professor of Administrative Law at Universidade Candido Mendes – UCAM
  • Professor of Environmental Law at Universidade Candido Mendes - UCAM
  • Member of the Arbitration Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro section