Partner of the Environmental Law practice and Head of the Labour, Real Estate, Litigation and Competition Law practices, Roberta Danelon Leonhardt is a specialist in environmental law, having outstanding performance in the management of complex environmental crises due to her skills for the composition of multiple interests in negotiation processes. Leonhardt’s work embraces the coordination of working teams for the provision of environmental assistance in matters related to the implementation of potential polluting projects and the analysis of environmental liabilities, support to investors and financial institutions for the identification and management of environmental risks, as well as working with environmental agencies and the Department of Public Prosecution. Leonhardt is becoming renowned in the market of Environmental Disputes practice due to her persuasive ability and solid environmental practice background and has experience in assisting clients of a wide range of areas such as infrastructure, logistics, food and beverage, chemicals, real estate, agribusiness, steel, mining, automotive, banking, pharmaceutical and heavy industry in general.

Associations

Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
International Bar Association (IBA)

Recent acknowledgments

Recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2016
Recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2018, in the Environmental field.
Ranked by Chambers Latin America 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 in the Environmental field.
Recommended in the field of Environmental Law by The Legal 500 (2017).
Recommended in the field of Environmental Law by The Legal 500 (2018).
Recognized by the publication Latin Lawyer 250, 2018 edition, in the Environmental field.
Ranked by the magazine Análise Advocacia (2017) among mentioned lawyers in the Environmental (2nd position) and Steel and Mining fields.
Ranked by the magazine Análise Advocacia (2018) among mentioned lawyers in the Environmental field.
Awarded by the Chambers Women in Law in the category of “Mentoring Lawyer of the Year - Leadership in the Profession” for Latin America (2015).

Education

Crisis Management and Business Continuity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, EUA (short professional course, 2018)
Universidade de São Paulo (University of São Paulo), Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1999).
Universidade de São Paulo (University of São Paulo), Brazil (Postgraduation in Environmental Law, 2002).
London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom (Masters / LL.M. in Public International Law, 2003).

Other qualifications

Forms part of the Brazilian Mission for the World Trade Organization, Switzerland (2005).
Coordinator of the Environmental Committee for the Centro de Estudos de Sociedades de Advogados (Studies Center of Law Firms - CESA) (2014-2019).
Member and Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) (Programme Officer, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee, 2015-2016 and Vice-Chair, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee, 2017-2018, Senior Vice Chair 2019).
Member of the Steering Committee of Machado Meyer (2017).
Member of the Diversity Committee of Machado Meyer (2014-2017).
Member of the Professional Quality Committee of Machado Meyer (2018-2019).
Member of the Executive Council of Machado Meyer (2019)

Office experience abroad

Foundation of International Environmental - Law and Development (FIELD), United Kingdom (2003).

Recent publications

In an extra edition of the Official Federal Gazette of September 20, Law No. 13,874/19 was...[+]
Two new regulations issued by the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural...[+]
The Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) published...[+]
The Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) published...[+]
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The Environmental Company of the State of São Paulo (Companhia Ambiental do Estado de São...[+]