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Vilmar Luiz Graça Gonçalves

Vilmar Luiz Graça Gonçalves


Legal Practice Areas

Environmental, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation


Energy and Natural Resources (Oil and Gas, Electrical Power, Mining), Infrastructure, Construction and Transportation, Ports & Shipping


Rio de Janeiro

+55 (21) 3262 3000

Vilmar Luiz Graça Gonçalves assists in legal and administrative proceedings involving mining, agribusiness, solid waste and shipping oil companies. He is additionally experienced in representing energy and telecom companies, among others, in individual and collective disputes.


Vilmar also has large experience in crisis management and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.



  • LL.M. in Public Law, Universidade Gama Filho
  • Degree in Administrative Law, Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Degree in Consumer Law, Escola da Magistratura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Bachelor of Law, Universidadde Veiga de Almeida



  • Recognized by Leaders League – Brazil in Environmental Law: 2021 – 2024
  • Mentioned by Legal 500 – Latin America in:
    • Environment: 2021 – 2024
    • Dispute Resolution: Litigation: 2023
  • Recognized by “Análise Advocacia 500” as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil in:
    • Environmental: 2022
    • Power: 2022
    • Specialized services: 2022


Professional Memberships

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
  • Arbitration Commission, OAB, Rio de Janeiro, 2019–2021
  • Vice-president, CBMA (Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration)



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