Iron Mining - Legal Content
Legal action in a Public Civil Suit representing the interests of a global mining company. The litigation is seeking a halting the iron mining project in Pedra Branca do Amapari/AP and repairing the damage, based on the identification of 37 archaeological sites that would have been destroyed, in whole or in part, due to the mining activities carried out at the location.+
Fundo Mata Atlântica (FMA) - Legal Content
Legal action in a Collective Civil Action filed by the Rio de Janeiro State Public Prosecutor’s Department against the Rio de Janeiro state government, the Rio de Janeiro State Environmental Institute (INEA) and FUNBIO.
The case aims to declare illegal the environmental compensation mechanism, applied to companies that affect the environment to support conservation units, related to the Atlantic Forest Fund (FMA) of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The case is one of the most debated issues in Brazilian environmental law, with different decisions in the Supreme Courts and the Court of Auditors.
In addition to its legal practice, BCVL Advogados advised on the public call issued by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for the Environment (SEA) to enter into a cooperation agreement for the management of the FMA, which manages 87 projects (20 completed and 67 in progress).+
Repair of Environmental Damage in Iron Mining - Legal Content
Legal action in a Collective Civil Action that aimed to repair environmental damage resulting from an accident in 2013 at a port terminal for the disposal of iron mine, which resulted in the death of six people and other material damage. In the litigation, BCVL Lawyers represented the interests of an important company on the global mining scene.+
Global Environment Fund GEF-Mar Project - Legal Opinion
Legal Opinion on the GEF-Mar Project of the Global Environment Facility, aimed at protecting marine and coastal areas. The project, the result of an international cooperation agreement between the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and resources from the World Bank, was coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment and managed by the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund – Funbio.
GEF-Mar was responsible for signing the Term of Commitment with Petrobras, through which it undertook to contribute BRL 60 million as a compensatory measure due to damage caused by the improper disposal of production water on oil platforms.
The Opinion analyzed the risks of this arrangement for Funbio in the light of the legal nature of the term of commitment, the regulatory framework of the third sector and the regulatory framework of state-owned companies.+
Environmental Licensing in the Steel Industry - Legal Content
Defense in a Public Civil Action that aimed to annulling the environmental licensing and the initial licenses for the installation and operation of a steel company, for alleged lack of competence to grant the environmental license, non-compliance with the conditions for the initial license and the existence of flaws, defects, and omissions in the EIA/RIMA.+
Repair Environmental Damage in Public Transport Concession - Legal Content
Legal action in a Public Civil Action, representing the concessionaire of the Rio de Janeiro subway system. The case discusses the alleged damage to the environment and the community caused by the ventilation openings in the Flamengo subway station. The damage resulted from the use of inadequate equipment to filter the particles resulting from the friction of the wheels and brakes of the trains, which were being released into the environment.+
Itapoá Port - Environmental Licensing
Legal and strategic consultancy to obtain environmental licensing for the expansion of the Itapoá – SC Port Terminal, between 2015 and 2020, involving all the intervening bodies. The project included the creation of a Private Natural Heritage Reserve (RPPN) as a compensation measure.+
TESC - Santa Catarina Terminal - Environmental Licensing
Legal advice on the design and operationalization of the expansion of the Terminal, including environmental and regulatory licensing.+