founder of Milaré Advogados, graduated from the Mackenzie University Law School in São Paulo. and Master’s and Doctor’s degrees of Diffuse and Collective Rights, with a main focus on Environmental Law, from the São Paulo Catholic University.
Milaré is a retired Prosecutor who in 1985 created the Environmental Prosecution Coordination of the São Paulo State Lawyer’s Office. As a Prosecutor, he worked on behalf of the Environment, filing groundbreaking cases that set the paradigm for legal protection in every Brazilian State.
He co-authored the preliminary draft of the Public Civil Action Law (Law 7.347/1985), an institute that has revolutionized the practice of law in the defense of transindividual interests.
Milaré was a major contributor to Chapter VI of the Federal Constitution of 1988, which governs Social Order, particularly as concerns environmental matters in the light of citizenship and environmental policy.
As São Paulo State Secretary for the Environment from July 1992 to January 1995, he modernized the administration’s apparatus, expediting environmental licensing processes and fostering intense dialogue with organized society to bridge gaps and minimize conflicts between the government and the population.
He chaired the Legal Scholars Commission formed by the São Paulo State Government to draft a bill for the National Environmental Code (Decree 36,860, of June 05, 1993, as amended by Decree 39,684, of December 15, 1994).
He was president of the São Paulo State Foundation for Forest Conservation and Production (Fundação Florestal) from January 1995 to August 1997, concentrating his efforts on 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.
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, Who’s Who Thought Leaders, The Legal 500 Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, Leaders Leagues, Best Lawyers, renowned publications that evaluate legal professionals in various parts of the world.
In Brazil, for the 17th consecutive year, Análise Editorial’s “Most Admired Lawyers” publication, which lists the most admired law firms and lawyers in the country, chose him first in Environmental Law.
He played an active role in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20, held in 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. Before this major international event, he had already attended the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development – Eco-92, in 1992, also in Rio de Janeiro, contributing proposals at countless discussions.
He is a professor of the Diffuse and Collective Interests Specialization Course (Environmental Law area) of the São Paulo State Prosecutor’s Office Studies and Civil Servants’ Development Center, and a guest professor of the Environmental Law Specialization Course of the Diffuse and Collective Rights Department of the São Paulo Catholic University’s Law School. As a lecturer, he is frequently asked to deliver extension courses and seminars in several States.
He is a founding member of the Brazilian Environmental Law Professors’ Association – APRODAB, an entity that fosters the subject’s nationwide dissemination and where he currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee.
He led the formation of the Brazilian Union of Environmental Lawyers – UBAA, a trade organization founded in 2016, and is currently a director of the Advisory Board.