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Adriana Mathias Baptista

Adriana Mathias Baptista

Practice Groups

Environmental Law, Crisis Management, ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


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


Professional experience

Adriana is responsible for creating TozziniFreire’s Environmental Law practice group and has been exclusively dedicated to the area since 1997. Her practice encompasses conducting environmental audits in M&A transactions; risk identification and strategic advice on risk management regarding environmentally sensitive projects; judicial and administrative proceedings, including representation before the environmental protection bodies and the Attorney General; strategic assistance in environmental licensing proceedings; drafting of contracts and agreements relating to environmental issues; and assisting in environmental compliance, including 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, The 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.  In 2021, she was also recognized in the Women in Business Law guide, by Expert Guides.


  • English


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

Additional activities:

  • Member of UBAA (Brazilian Union of Environmental Law).
  • Member of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce).
  • Counselor at COSEMA (Fiesp Higher Council for the Environment).
  • Member of the Committee for Sustainability of ABDIB (Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industry).
  • Former coordinator of the Committee for the Environment of Britcham (British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil), 1999-2012.


  • “Brazil” chapter (co-author). In Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2022. London: ICLG (International Comparative Legal Guides), 2021.
  • "Panorama sobre a Inserção da Variável Socioambiental no Mercado Financeiro e seus Reflexos" article (co-author). In Brasil S/A - Guia de Acesso ao Mercado de Capitais para Companhias Brasileiras. 2. ed. São Paulo: DFIN, 2020.
  • "Conflitos Ambientais: Mediação como Solução" article (co-author). In JOTA, December, 2017.
  • "A Evolução do Direito Ambiental e seus Reflexos" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, p. 33-64, 2016.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Life Sciences Handbook. London: Practical Law Company, 2005.

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