Campos Mello Advogados expands its Environmental Law, Climate Change and ESG Practice
New partner Ana Paula Chagas joins Paulo Bessa and Vilmar Gonçalves to further develop the firm’s Brazilian and international activities
Campos Mello Advogados (CMA) adds new blood to its Environmental Law, Climate Change and ESG Practice. New partner Ana Paula Chagas will join the CMA team next Monday, the 25th. Ana holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law from Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University and is the current Chairperson of the Brazilian Bar Association Environmental Commission. She boasts solid experience in the renewable energy, infrastructure and mining industries and in agribusiness.
Ana feels ESG and climate change concerns are now key for any business. ” ESG and Climate Change are intrinsically linked and became the number priority in the board and CEO’s agenda. Take under consideration the ESG aspects in the decision making and in the companies’ strategy definition became crucial to the business continuity and growth. And the investors want to understand all the risks they are taking when they invest in a business.”, our new partner declared.
CMA’s ESG practice is growing rapidly, following the same strategy as DLA Piper, the global office to which it is associated. Two other new partners joined this practice last week: Paulo de Bessa Antunes, a reference in environmental law in Brazil with 30 years’ experience as Federal Prosecutor; and Vilmar Gonçalves, environmental law and strategic litigation specialist and Head of Arbitration at CBMA – Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration.
“ESG and Climate Change today is one of the corporate world’s most important pillars. The new partners in our Environmental Law, Climate Change and ESG practice will help us meet the growing demand from Brazilian and international companies. In recent months CMA has felt a 50% increase in business”, noted Managing Partner Fabio Campos Mello.
“All of us are delighted to see Ana Paula Chagas join the Campos Mello Advogados sustainability group. Environmental Law means care, attention, respect for the Earth and for its inhabitants. We have always been committed to care for and to respect the environment. Ana’s experience and feminine perspective will contribute to buttress that commitment”, said partner Paulo Bessa.
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