Experience

Rafael Fernando Feldmann

Rafael F. Feldmann is the founding partner of R. Feldmann Advogados and has vast experience in Brazilian and international environmental law.

Education

  • Lawyer graduated from PUC-SP in 2007.

  • Expert (specialization postgraduate program, 2 years) in Administrative Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas law school (FGV/SP) in 2008-2010.

  • Master (LL.M, master of laws) in International Law from IE Business School in Madrid in 2012-2013.

  • Internal Auditor of Environmental Management Systems from Bureau Veritas Brasil in 2006.

Professional experience

  • Lawyer at Mattos Filho Advogados for 11 and a half years (2007-2018) working in the environmental area (as a trainee, associate, ombudsman and coordinator) in its office in São Paulo (2007-2012 and 2017-2018) and Rio de Janeiro (2014-2016).

  • International associate of Pérez-Llorca Abogados (Spain) in 2013-2014.

Recognition and associations

  • Appointed as a reference lawyer in the legal-environmental area by Chambers Latin America (every year, since 2010) and as next-generation lawyer by Legal 500 publication in 2017.

  • Vice Coordinator of the Legal Committee of the Brazil-Spain Chamber of Commerce (located in Madrid) in 2016-2017.

  • Vice-President of the Sustainability Committee of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil in 2017-2018.

Please find below main articles, publications, media mentions and lectures of Rafael F. Feldmann.

Interviews and Participations

  • Pre-salt of the EEZ postponed to 2020, mention in an interview for Valor Econômico on April 17, 2019.

  • Brazil Agrees to Slash Environmental Fines for Companies, mention in an interview for Bloomberg Environment platform on April 12, 2019.

  • Moderator of a lecture in the event Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers at the WeWork Faria Lima on April 9, 2019.

  • Interviewee in Café com Cavanha, an online platform, talking about decomissioning in the O&G industry on April 6, 2019.

  • What role is expected for the State during environmental tragedies?, mention in an interview for Contraponto Digital on March 19, 2019.

  • Projects may become faster with a new IBAMA rule, mention in an interview for Valor Econômico on March 19, 2019.

  • Interviewee in Café com Cavanha, an online platform, talking about the Brazilian environmental legal model on February 6, 2019.

  • The continuity on the Paris Agreement, article for the newspaper Valor Econômico on February 1, 2019.

  • Pick for Brazil’s Environment Ministry Accused of Favoring Industry, mention in an interview for Bloomberg Environment platform in December 2018.

  • Lecturer in a panel at the Seminar on Environmental Licensing for the Electric Sector, promoted by Viex Americas in São Paulo on October 15, 2018.

  • Silva lags leaders in Brazilian presidential contest, mention in an interview for EcoAmericas newsletter in October, 2018.

  • Interviewee in Café com Cavanha, an online platform, talking about sustainability in the oil & gas industry, with impact and report on Brasil Energia Petróleo online magazine on August 13, 2018.

  • Moderator of a panel on Payment for Environmental Services at the 1st Environmental Congress of Viex Americas in São Paulo on June 22, 2018.

  • Environmental Licensing and Communication: Reflections, lecture in the panel on Planning and Implementation of Sustainability Strategies of the 1st Environmental Congress of Viex Americas in São Paulo on June 21, 2018.

  • Round table: The Role of Companies in Promoting Sustainable Development, a lecture in the Environment Week of the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP) in São Paulo on May 24, 2018.

  • Constitutionality of the Forest Code and impact on hydroelectric power developments: overview and next steps considering the legalization of occupations, a lecture for the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies (IBDE) in São Paulo on May 22, 2018.

  • Contribution to the chapter on the Brazilian environmental law for Environment and Climate Change Law Review in December 2017.

  • Contaminated areas and a new regulation: current scenario and perspectives, an article for the newsletter from the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (COE) on December 21, 2017.

  • Moderator and interviewer of a panel on project financing and social and environmental responsibility policy at the Seminar on Environmental Licensing for the Electric Sector, promoted by Viex Americas in São Paulo on October 19, 2017.

  • Companies Can Trade Enviromental Fines for Discounted Eco Investment: Brazil, mention in an interview for Bloomberg BNA platform in October 2017.

  • Lecturer in a panel on Proposed Law 3.729/2004 at ECOINFRA seminar promoted by Viex Americas in São Paulo on May 24, 2017.

  • Legislative changes in federal environmental licensing and impact on the electric sector, lecture for the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies (IBDE) in São Paulo on March 15, 2017.

  • Reflections on the Environmental Licensing Reform, an article for the newsletter of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil on March 7, 2017.

  • Brazilian State Offers Fine-Conversion Program to Penalized Companies, mention in an interview for Bloomberg BNA platform in March 2017.

  • Brazil’s Voluntary Environmental Settlements Could Limit Lawsuits, mention in an interview for Bloomberg BNA platform in December 2016.

  • Moderator and lecturer at the workshop ‘Horizons of Geophysics: alternatives for the future’, 1st edition organized by the IAGC (International Association of Geophysical Contractors) in Rio de Janeiro, on November 8, 2016.

  • Legal analysis of the social aspects in the environmental licensing process for the oil & gas sector, lecture at Rio Oil & Gas 2016 , an event promoted by IBP (Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute) in Rio de Janeiro on October 25, 2016.

  • Panel speaker on Proposed Law 3.729/2004 at the Environmental Licensing Seminar for the Electric Sector promoted by Viex Americas in São Paulo on October 7, 2016.

  • Decommissioning in the Brazilian oil and gas industry: a line to be drawn by environmental permitting agencies, , an article for the Oil and Gas Law News of the International Bar Association in September 2016.

  • Current hot topics in Brazilian environmental law, an article for the Environment, Health and Safety News of the International Bar Association in September 2016.

  • Brief Legal Considerations on Social Aspects in the Environmental Licensing Process of Wind Farms, lecture at the Brazil Wind Power, an event of ABEEólica (Brazilian Wind Energy Association) in São Paulo on August 30, 2016.

  • Brazilian State OKs Environmental Fine Program That Would Plant Vegetation, mention in an interview for Bloomberg BNA platform in June 2016.

  • Environmental legislation, lecture at an event organized by Rio-Negócios in Rio de Janeiro on November 10, 2015.

  • Desarrollo de negocios ante los ajustes y la presión fiscal, lecture on business landscape in Madrid with the support from the Brazil-Spain Chamber of Commerce and presentation at the Pérez-Llorca office on November 4, 2015.

  • Installation of wind farms in areas for agrarian reform and Proposed Law 3.729/2004 – General Law of Environmental Licensing, lecture at an event organized by Viex Americas in São Paulo on October 23, 2015.

  • Impact Assessment: Brazil Decree Clarifies Federal Environmental Agency Power to License Major Projects, mention in an interview for Bloomberg BNA platform on May 18, 2015.

  • Training at a distance education program provided by the World Bank on ‘Climate Finance Essentials: Innovative Finance for the Climate Change Challenge’ in March 2015.

  • Contribution to the chapter on Brazilian environmental law of the publication ICLG: Environment in March 2015.

  • Hurdles facing Brazil's first shale-gas concessions, mention in an interview for EcoAmericas newsletter in February 2015.

  • Copacabana or Taj Mahal: a comparison of legal frameworks for the Clean Development Mechanism in India and Brazil, publication of a master of laws thesis (LL.M) in the academic journal Carbon and Climate Law Review in December 2014.

  • Brazil Says Most Cities Miss Deadline, Still Fail to Safely Dispose of Solid Waste, , mention in an interview for the Bloomberg BNA platform on August 5, 2014.

  • Financing, insurance and reinsurance in major works: rules and environmental bottlenecks, lecture at an event organized by Viex Americas in Rio de Janeiro on April 14, 2014.

  • Brasil enfoca sus leyes a impulsar una economia “verde”, interview for La Información on February 27, 2014.

  • Brasil enfoca sus leyes a impulsar una economia “verde”, interview for EFE Verde on February 26, 2014.

  • Legislación medioambiental brasileña: obtención de permisos y régimen de responsabilidad de los inversores extranjeros, a lecture on Brazilian environmental law in Madrid with support from the Brazil-Spain Chamber of Commerce and presentation at the Pérez-Llorca , with coverage of Spanish periodicals LawyerPress and LatinCounsel on February 24, 2014.

  • National Environmental Council: How does the judiciary understand its competence and limit of action?, end-of-course thesis defense – specialization course on administrative law at FGV/SP on August 31, 2010.

  • The importance of the environmental tax instruments, end-of-course thesis defense – law degree (LL.B) at PUC-SP on October 31, 2007.

  • Intervention in the vegetation located in Permanent Preservation Areas, according to CONAMA Resolution 369/06, an article published on Portal Migalhas on May 25, 2006.