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Ana Paula Chagas

Ana Paula Chagas


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Ana Paula Chagas  is a partner of Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper partner in the Environmental, Climate Change and ESG practices, based in São Paulo.


Ana Paula boasts more than 15 years’ experience in leadership positions in large companies and law firms, serving clients in Brazil and abroad. 


She offers a broad legal perspective to support clients in negotiating and completing transactions and in managing crises.


Focus on strategic and on preventive legal action. Strategic action aims at both anticipating and developing government relationships favorable to the business environment and at helping clients implement best sustainability and compliance practices. Preventive action aims at mitigating risks and preempting and limiting litigation.


Advice on a wide range of environmental issues including environmental licensing, protected areas, climate change, sustainability, ESG, contaminated site management, biodiversity, environmental offsets and waste management.


Experience abroad including a master’s degree at the Sorbonne (Paris/France), fluent English and French, and participation in international conferences as speaker (Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).


Ana Paula is coordinator of the sustainability module of the CEDIN Energy Law and Energy Business graduate extension program, Acting President of the Environmental Commission of the São Paulo Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP), Member of the São Paulo State Environmental Management Board (CGESP), Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Water Law Committee and member of LaClima – Latin American Climate Lawyers Initiative for Mobilizing Action.


Her client portfolio includes Brazilian and international companies in various industries such as: energy (renewables and oil/gas), healthcare, real estate, agribusiness, infrastructure, chemicals and mining.




  • Executive LL.M. in Business Law, CEU Law School, 2018
  • Master in Environmental Law, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2006 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Milton Campos Law School, 2001 




  • Most Admired Lawyer in Environmental, Compliance and the Healthcare Law

Análise Advocacia: 2020

Análise Advocacia Mulher: 2021  and 2022


  • Leaders League – Environment: 2022


 Professional Affiliations 

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro chapters
  • International Bar Association (IBA) 




  • Portuguese 
  • English 
  • French