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Rômulo Sampaio

Rômulo Sampaio
+55 21 3231 8293 romulo.sampaio@mattosfilho.com.br Rio de Janeiro


Rômulo’s practice focuses on advisory and litigation for environmental and climate change issues. Experienced in consensual conflict resolution and socio-environmental and climate matters, he also specializes in ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) – particularly with structuring opportunities in carbon markets, waste management, and water resources. 


Rômulo represents clients in litigation before state, federal and higher courts, including cases of national importance before the Federal Supreme Court. He is a member of the Environmental Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ) and the Brazilian Lawyers’ Institute (IAB). 


Rômulo dedicates himself to academic life as a professor in Regulatory Law at the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, also teaching within master’s and doctorate programs. He is an adjunct professor at Pace University in New York and a visiting professor at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta.


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR)

Master of Economic and Social Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR)

Master of Environmental Law (LL.M) – Pace University School of Law, USA

Juris Doctor Program in Environmental Law – Pace University School of Law, USA


Análise Advocacia 500 – Environmental (2014, 2017-2021), Banking (2017-2018), Electric Power (2014, 2020), Oil and Gas (2014); Pulp and Paper (2014, 2018, 2019), Transportation and Logistics (2020) and Rio de Janeiro (2014, 2017-2021)

Chambers Brazil (formerly Latin America) – Environment (2020)

Latin Lawyer 250 – Environment (2021)

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