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ABOUT US

Rotta e Moro Law Office (RMA) is specialized in Environmental, Socioenvironmental Law, Climate Change and Sustainability/ESG.

In our legal practice, we aim at the strategic application of sustainable development, contributing to its effective implementation, from regularizing our clients’ activities to identifying impact business opportunities.

RMA provides legal advice in the construction and development of environmental and climate public policies, supporting the elaboration, implementation, or review of regulatory frameworks, as well as capacity-building through workshops and training.

The office establishes partnerships with professionals from necessary specialties, from technical and legal fields, for better client service.

We routinely operate throughout the country with various clients, including companies, civil society organizations, cooperatives, startups, public agencies and rural producers.

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RMA provides preventive, advisory and contentious legal advice; works in the development of projects, economic instruments and facilitation of dialogues, with expertise in the various fronts of environmental and climate change law. We also focus on taking necessary actions for the development of impact business for our clients.

Learn more about our working areas:

• Preparation of national and international studies on public policies, economic instruments and climate governance, carbon market, conservation, biodiversity, among others;

• Implementation of measures for adaptations and mitigation of climate change (consulting for structuring public policies and normative instruments related to climate change, and for the elaboration of legal instruments;

• REDD+ Projects and PES (negotiation, audit, elaboration and revision of contracts for voluntary market’s forest carbon credits, and analysis of certifications);

• Preparation of memoranda, studies and opinions on nature-based solutions (NbS) and natural climate solutions (NCS);

• Impact businesses in Amazon region, Cerrado, Pantanal, Mata Atlântica, and other biomes for companies, rural producers, startups, associations, and cooperatives;

• Transaction of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and environmental assets (forests, biodiversity, water resources, and carbon);

• Assistance for the preparation of restoration projects in carbon projects;

• Value chain of companies for adequacy on sustainability policies;

• Guidebooks for good corporate practices;

• Corporate contracts for startups and impact businesses. Planning, structuring, constitution of companies, preparation, and negotiation of agreements of shareholders and stockholders;

• Preparing companies for System B, emission neutralization programs and climate targets and other certification standards;

• Advising in forestry legislation, native vegetation, water springs, historical and cultural properties, urban zoning, ecological-economic zoning, Indigenous Lands, Quilombola Lands, Conservation Units, specially protected territorial spaces;

• Legal modeling of partnerships to support public use, conservation and carbon performance projects in Conservation Units;• Establishment of Natural Property Private Reserve (RPPN);

• Establishment of Natural Property Private Reserve (RPPN);

• Conversion of administrative fines to environmental services;

• Obtainment of authorizations for suppression, APP interventions, fauna management, and metropolitan permit;

• Negotiation of Environmental Compensation Commitment Terms (TCCA), compensation projects, and licensing processes;

• Financial mechanisms of community support for projects of Payment for Environmental Services or impacts of entrepreneurship.

• Fulfillment of the new Forest Code’s rules: Rural Environmental Registration (CAR), Legal Reserve, and Permanent Protection Area;

• Contracts: lease, purchase and sale of area for Legal Reserve compensation, acquisition/tenancy of Environmental Reservation Quotas, donation of properties for land regularization in Conservation Units, and environmental easement;

• Projects: Program of Environmental Regularization (PRA), Project for Reconstitutions of Degraded and Modified Lands (PRADA), and project of forest restoration;

• Defense and regularization in litigation: Public Civil Action, Conduct Adjustment Term (TAC), Environmental Regularization Commitment Term (TCRA), and infraction notice;

• Environmental obligations for agribusiness: negotiation with environmental agencies, such as IBAMA, ICMBIO, as well as state and municipal agencies;

• Legal agri-environmental and land issues: Registrations and regularizations before INCRA, Environmental Declaratory Act (ADA/IBAMA), environmental aspects of the Rural Territorial Tax (ITR), georeferencing, agrarian contracts, audit for housing transactions, land regularization, acts towards property registry offices.

• Audit and recommendations for adequacy of social and environmental safeguards for projects, in particular REDD+ and PES;

• Legislation on socio-environmental issues, including traditional populations and communities, family farmers, and organic producers;

• Legal documental audit, elaboration of contracts, By-Laws, handbook of good practices, legal regularization for chains of socio-biodiversity, agri-biodiversity, and associations and cooperatives of recyclable and reusable waste pickers;

• Structure of governance and management of funds and financial socioenvironmental mechanisms of traditional populations and communities, and family farmers;

• Consulting for public agencies, sector entities, and civil society organizations for structuring public policies and socio-environmental norms;

• Consulting for matters of diversity and inclusion.

• Environmental legislation at federal, state, and municipal levels, regarding solid waste management;

• Sector agreements for reverse logistics, Reverse Logistics Commitment Terms, obligation of large solid waste generators, reverse logistics goals in environmental licensing (Certification of Packaging Recycling - CRE);

• Legal aspects for the Waste Management Plan (PGR), reverse logistics plan, Certification of Environmental Interest Waste’s Movement (CADRI), and Certification of Waste Transportation (CTR);

• Contracts and/or contract clauses of solid waste chain and shared responsibilities;

• Defense for cases of administrative and judicial processes, as well as for civil inquiries related to waste law.

• Purchase and sale, lease, rental, and other housing transactions;

• Audit for acquisition and other societal transactions of urban properties, monitoring of activities in property registry offices.

• Municipal zoning, legislation about land use and occupation, and municipal regulations;

• Counseling for housing and land litigation;

• Management processes for contaminated areas, contractual and extra-contractual environmental liability for transactions of properties in contaminated areas.

• Defense for cases of administrative and judicial processes, as well as for civil inquiries related to contaminated areas.

• Environmental audits and definition of action plans for compliance with legislation and for mitigation of risks, environmental liabilities, and environmental contingency;

• Processes of environmental licensing, monitoring of environmental technical studies, program planning and implementation, participation in public hearings, preparation of legal chapter of studies for environmental impact evaluation;

• Environmental Due Diligence for various purposes and specific sectors, such as industry, mining, and energy;

• Defense for cases of administrative and judicial processes, as well as processes that involve environmental licensing and entrepreneurship regularization.

• Legal environmental strategic counseling for environmental projects, transactions, and other negotiations;

• Strategic definition, representation, and monitoring of administrative and legal processes, civil inquiries, Commitment Terms, Conduct Adjustment Terms, diverse manifestations, and alternative conflict resolutions;

• Development of strategies and involvement in negotiations with competent environmental agencies;

• Mapping, participation, and monitoring of forums and collegiate bodies of interest, and legislative processes for environmental norms;

• Environmental audits and definition of action plans for compliance with legislation and for mitigation of risks, environmental liabilities, and environmental contingency;

• Courses, training, and capacity-building about environmental law in public agencies and private companies;

• Environmental compliance policies and guideline of good environmental practices.

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RMA works with highly qualified professionals, with extensive professional and academic experience in major current environmental issues, according to the profile of each client.

Fernanda Rotta

Lawyer with a degree in Law from Mackenzie Presbyterian University; Master's student in Environmental Law from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP); MBA in Sustainability Management, from the School of Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP) and specialization in Administrative Law, from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-SP). Attended International Environmental Law of the European Union at the University of Siena (Italy) and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability at the University of Vermont (USA).

Carolina Moro

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP). Master's degree in Civil Law with emphasis on environmental waste law from the Law School of USP. Ph.D student in Environmental Science at PROCAM/USP. Researcher Observatory of Partnerships in Protected Areas (OPAP) and the Collaborative Conservation Study Group (FFLCH/USP). Specialist in environmental licensing (CETESB/SP).

Team


Larissa Alem
Researcher
Bachelor in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and master in Environmental Management from the Kyoto University (KU). Specialized in public policies, environmental project management, and urban resilience, with broad experience with scientific research and prevailing action at the third sector sphere. Climate Reality Leaders and member of LACLIMA - Latin American Climate Lawyers Initiative for Mobilizing Action.



Esther Éles
Intern
Undergraduate student in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), with an extension period in International Mobility from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Member of the study group Environmental Law Workshop (USP). Was coordinator of the study group Environmental Law Clinic (USP) and student assistant for the course of Environmental Law at the Politechnical School of USP.



Gustavo Candiotto
Administrative and Financial Manager
Graduated in Business Administration from Anhembi Morumbi University. Technologist in Marketing and Sales Management and Planning at Anhembi Morumbi University. Courses in the areas of facilities management with participation in the Facilities group "Grupas". Great performance in the area of corporate events. Complementary courses in the various areas of business management.



Consultants


Luiza Muccillo de Barcellos
Practice:
Environmental
Lawyer with a degree in Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes (UCAM), Centro/RJ campus. Postgraduate in Environmental Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Master in Social Sciences from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (CPDA/UFRRJ) (2015). PhD student in Environmental Science at the University of São Paulo (PROCAM/IEE-USP).



Marcela Michiles
Practice:
Environmental
Located in Manaus-AM
Lawyer and Bachelor of Tourism. Master in Environmental Law from the Graduate Program in Environmental Law of the State University of Amazonas - UEA, specialization in Constitutional Law (FDDJ) and Public Law (UFAM). It is part of the Permanent Commission on the Environment of OAB/AM. It was effective member of the Legal Technical Chamber of the State Council of the Environment 2016-2017.



Christina Wolter
Practice:
Environmental Law
Lawyer with a degree in Law from the Paulista University, post-graduation in Environmental Law from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-SP), and specialization in Public Management and Environmental Education from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Broad experience with administrative and judicial litigation, especially for contaminated areas management, water resources, solid waste, reverse logistics, and environmental emergencies.



André Rotta
Practice:
Civil Litigation and Business Law
Lawyer with a degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-SP). Over twenty years of experience with client representation for judicial and extra-judicial conflict resolution. Broad practice with civil litigation, civil counseling, and business law.



Pedro Ciccone
Practice:
Corporate and Compliance
Lawyer with a degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), specialist in corporate law from INSPER. Partner in Ciccone e Damian Lawyers, works in business areas, with a focus on compliance and corporate law. Broad experience with client representation for national and foreign authorities, for judicial and extra-judicial conflict resolution related to anti-corruption legislation, as well as conduction of internal investigations and implementation of programs for integrity.



Tatiana Aguiar
Practice:
Diversity
Lawyer with a bachelor, master, and doctoral degree in State Law from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-SP). Specialist in Tax Law from IBET and Public Law from UFRN. Graduate professor from USTJ, pro-graduation lato sensu from FGV/SP, IBET and EPD, and post-graduation strictu sensu (professional master) from EDB. Partner at Curasapiens - Knowledge Curatorship. Coordinator of the research group for gender identity from the USJT Universigenero.



Maria Edelvacy Marinho
Practice:
Innovation and Diversity
Lawyer and professor in Law from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Doctor in Law from the Paris University, Panthéon Sorbonne. Master in International Relationships Law from the Academic Center of Brasília. Researcher in the Legal Center of the Innovation and Competitivity Observatory - IEA/USP. Partner at Curasapiens - Knowledge Curatorship. Author of several publications and project coordinator in the fields of innovation law, intellectual property, and digital law.






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