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Adriana Mathias Baptista

Adriana Mathias Baptista

Practice Groups

Environmental Law


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5268


Professional experience

Head of the firm’s Environmental Law and Sustainability practice groups, Adriana has practiced exclusively in the environmental area since 1997. Her broad experience in the field includes environmental audits; the identification of risks in environmentally sensitivity projects (such as plant and infrastructure development); strategic advice on managing environmental risk; corporate transactions requiring analysis of environmental liability and related risks; litigation before courts and administrative bodies, including representation before the environmental protection bodies and the Attorney General; strategic assistance in environmental licensing proceedings on infrastructure projects; negotiation and drafting of contracts relating to environmental issues; and advising on environmental compliance and the management of environmental liabilities.


Adriana is consistently recognized as a leading environmental practitioner in national and international legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal, Análise Advocacia 500, Best Lawyers and Expert Guides. Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2014 - Award for Best lawyer in environmental law in the Americas - promoted by Euromoney Legal Media Group.


  • English


  • Postgraduate degree in Sustainability Management from the Business Administration School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), 2007.
  • Postgraduate degree in Environmental Law from the School of Public Health of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 2000.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo in 1993.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • Former coordinator of the Committee for the Environment of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (Britcham), 1999-2012.


  • Co-author of the chapter "A Evolução do Direito Ambiental e seus Reflexos", of the book 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 33-64.
  • Co-author of "Brazil" chapter from the Life Sciences Handbook. London: Practical Law Company, 2005.

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