Antônio Beltrão has more than 20 years of experience in environmental legal consulting, preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments/Environmental Impact Report (EIA/RIMA), with a multidisciplinary technical team, and follow-up of the environmental licensing procedure (Previous, Installation and Operation Licenses). Antônio Beltrão also works in the preparation of answers and appeals in administrative proceedings of environmental matters, and in defending the company’s interests in actions filed to hold it liable for environmental issues, or else to hold its managers liable. He is responsible for the coordination of the office’s specialized area of Environmental Law.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Postgraduate Degree in Tax Law, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Environmental Law, Pace University School of Law (New York, USA); Master of Laws (LL.M.), Universidade Católica de Pernambuco.
Beltrão is the State Attorney of Pernambuco since 1998. He was a consulting member of the National Commission of Environmental Law of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), from 2014 to 2016. Lecturer at the Higher School of Judicature of Pernambuco (ESMAPE). Chairman of the environment commission of OAB, Section of Pernambuco, over the period from 2008 to 2012. Standing member of the State Council of Environment (CONSEMA/PE) from 2008 to 2012.
Acknowledgments and awards
He was a Lecturer in the following events: - "Congresso Luso-Brasileiro de Interfaces Multidisciplinares do Direito para a Gestão Integrada do Território," held in the city of Tomar, Portugal, in December 2012; - "Intercambio Brasil-Argentina en Derecho Ambiental," held in the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 2012; - First Meeting of Environmental Law of the São Paulo’s Section of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP) and the Legal Branch, held in the city of São Paulo, in 2009; - 2nd National Congress of Environmental Law of the Minas Gerais’s Section of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/MG) and SEMAD, in Belo Horizonte, 2009; - “1st National Seminar of Environmental Law of the Rio de Janeiro’s Section of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ)," “2nd National Seminar of Environmental Law of OAB/RJ" and “3rd National Seminar of Environmental Law of OAB/RJ," respectively held in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, among others. He was also awarded the prize “Vasconcelos Sobrinho,” category “Legal Highlight,” by the State Agecy of Environment of Pernambuco (CPRH), in the year 2011. Author of the following works: "Direito Ambiental", 4th Edition, São Paulo: Método; Rio de Janeiro: Forense, 2013; "Curso de Direito Ambiental", 2nd Edition, São Paulo: Método; Rio de Janeiro: Forense, 2014; "Aspectos Jurídicos do Estudo de Impacto Ambiental (EIA)", São Paulo: M.P. Editora, 2009. Beltrão was a scholarship student of the Fullbright Program of the United States of America’s Government, for the studies of Master of Laws in the EUA. Chosen one of the Most Admired Lawyers of Pernambuco, ranking 3, under the category Comprehensive, by the publication Análise 500, in 2016.