Renata Campetti Amaral joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2013. As a Senior Partner, she is the Head of the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability practice group in Brazil. She is Baker McKenzie's Global Climate Change Lead for Latina America and is the representative of the Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Group in the region. She coordinates the sustainability initiatives conducted by the offices in Brazil.
In the environmental and sustainability area, she coordinates several of the biggest cases of contamination and environmental regularization in the country. Renata provides advice on negotiations with authorities; judicial and administrative litigation; review of environmental aspects of financial institutions and operations; drafting and negotiation of environmental provisions in contracts and other commercial operations. She has vast experience in dealing with environmental management, legal audit and other organizational practices; regulatory and institutional analysis and environmental control; negotiation and implementation of environmental remediation plans; environmental licensing; legal aspects of biodiversity protection; environmental crisis management; development of preventive policies and strategies for companies; negotiation and drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of carbon credits.
In matters related to Consumer Law, she conducts analysis of aspects of Consumer Law in contracts and commercial transactions, judicial and administrative litigations; works on the negotiated solution of matters related to Consumer Law; celebration of agreements with competent authorities; analysis, planning and supervision of legal aspects of recalls; marketing strategies and campaigns; aspects of Consumer Law in electronic commerce and in matters related to information technology and on the development of preventive policies and strategies for companies.
Awards and Recognitions
Renata Amaral has been recognized for many years for her performance in the environmental field by the main legal directories such as Chambers Latin America, LACCA in the Energy and Environment categories, Latin Lawyer 250 in the Environment and Administrative Law, Who's Who Legal, Legal 500 categories in the Environment and Public Law, Leaders League categories rated "highly recommended", LACCA Thought Leaders in the Energy category and Análise Advocacia 500 with Tier 2 evaluation in the environmental specialty.
Renata has also been recognized for her work in the Consumer field by Leaders League and Análise Advocacia 500.
Renata is graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul with a degree in law, she is a specialist in International Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and has an LL.M. degree from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, United States.
Activities outside the office
She was a professor of International Law and Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law of Pontifícia Universidade Católica and is currently a professor in the postgraduate course in Environmental Law at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
Works and Publications
She is the author / co-author of several works and publications, such as:
- "Eco-Tourism in Brazil: Legal Framework", Baker & McKenzie Magazine, 2005.
- "Kyoto Protocol - The Market in favor of Environmental Conservation", Revista Direito e Economia,
Porto Alegre. Article written together with Ricardo D. Chaves Barcellos, 2005. (co-author)
- Implementation of the Kyoto Rules - Manual published by the American Chamber of Commerce, 2005.
- "Credit for reductions in tradable emissions - a study from the perspective of Coase", Advisor, Revista de Direito e Economia, 2008.
- National consumer protection system: agents, mechanisms and challenges, IBRAC 25 years old - Legal overview of consumer relations in Brazil / Legal overview about consumer relations in Brazil, Editora Singular, 2017.
- Compliance and Consumer Law in a radical era of transparency, IBRAC - Legal overview on consumer relations in the digital age / Legal overview on consumer relations in the digital age, Editora Singular, 2018.
- The Protection of Consumer Confidence through the Adoption of Good Practices in the Age of Radical Transparency, Brazilian Magazine of Commercial Law Nº 25 - Doctrine - Oct-Nov / 2018.
- Good Practices on Sustainability at the Consumer Relations, Brazilian Magazine of Commercial - Doctrine - 2020.
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