Édis Milaré

founder of Milaré Advogados, is a graduate of Mackenzie University Law School in São Paulo. Master’s and Doctorate, from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, in Diffuse and Collective Rights, concentration on Environmental Law.

Retired Justice Attorney, he was the creator of the Coordination of Environmental Prosecutors in the Public Prosecution Service of the State of São Paulo, in 1985. In the Public Ministry, he acted in defense of the Environment, promoting pioneering actions, which are paradigms for jurisdictional protection in all Brazilian states.

Co-author of the preliminary draft of the Public Civil Action Law (Law 7.347/1985), an institute that has revolutionized Law practice in the defense of transindividual interests.

One of the main contributors to the writing of Chapter VI of the 1988 Federal Constitution, on Social Order, precisely with regard to the treatment of the Environment in terms of citizenship and environmental policy.

At the head of the Secretariat of Environment of the State of São Paulo, from July 1992 to January 1995, he modernized the structure of the public machine, speeding up the environmental licensing processes, as well as stimulating an intense dialogue with entities from civil society in order to reduce distances and minimize conflicts between government and population.

He was president of the Commission of Jurists, instituted by the Government of the State of São Paulo, with the purpose of elaborating a Draft of the National Environmental Code (Decree 36.860, of June 5, 1993, as amended by Decree 39.684, of December 15, 1994).

In Environmental Management, he was president of the Foundation for the Conservation and Forest Production of the State of São Paulo (Fundação Florestal), from January 1995 to August 1997, concentrating efforts in research, education, and inspection of the State’s conservation units.

He was president of the Superior Council for the Environment of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo – FIESP, of which he is now a board member.

Founder of Milaré Advogados – the first law firm in the country dedicated exclusively to environmental law – he has been repeatedly awarded in Chambers & Partners Latin America, Who’s Who Legal – WWL – Environment, The Legal 500 Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, renowned publications that evaluate legal professionals in various parts of the world.

In Brazil, for the sixteenth consecutive year, the publication Most Admired in Legal Practice, published by Análise Editorial, which lists the most admired law firms and lawyers in the country, elected him first in Environmental Law.

He actively participated in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, held in 2012 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before this important international event, it had already marked its presence at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Eco-92, in 1992, also in the city of Rio de Janeiro, taking its proposals to numerous discussions.

He is a professor in the Specialization Course in Diffuse and Collective Interests (Environmental Law) at the Study and Functional Improvement Center of the Public Prosecution Service of the State of São Paulo, and an invited professor in the Specialization Course in Environmental Law of the Diffuse and Collective Rights Department of the Law School of PUC/SP. As a lecturer, he is frequently invited to extension courses and seminars in several states.

He is an Effective member of the IAB – Institute of Brazilian Lawyers, since July 8, 2015. Founding partner of APRODAB – Association of Professors of Environmental Law of Brazil, an entity that promotes the dissemination of this subject in the country, currently serving as a consulting advisor.

He led the formation of the Brazilian Union of Environmental Advocacy – UBAA, a class entity founded in 2016, currently serving as director of the Advisory Board.


Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards and honorable mentions, most notably:


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