News Manuel Gouveia Pereira recently hired as Of Counsel and Head of Environment, Climate Change & ESG 19/06/2023

It is with great pleasure that GPA Law Firm announces the integration of Manuel Gouveia Pereira as Of Counsel and Head of Environment, Climate Change & ESG. 

Regarding this hiring, Sofia Gouveia Pereira (Managing Partner) and Margarida Lino Santos, Founding Partners, emphasize that "The mission of GPA Law Firm ("Teaming with our Clients. Building Trust") led us to make a firm commitment in the way we approach sustainability issues, in the dual aspect of advising Clients and managing the firm with a view to reducing our environmental and carbon footprint. The Environment practice area and ESG – Environmental, Social & Governance services have been naturally assuming increasing importance since 2020, having deserved the across-the-board engagement of the team. In this context, we acknowledge with enthusiasm that the integration of Manuel Gouveia Pereira as Head of Environment, Climate Change and ESG represents a very relevant step in the densification of this commitment to sustainability, both by the solidity of his professional career and for his unequivocal alignment with the culture and values of GPA Law Firm, allowing him to face the challenges posed to our stakeholders by the legislative and regulatory evolution of these matters.

Manuel Gouveia Pereira has developed his expertise over the last 20 years in the areas of Environment, Climate Change, ESG – Environmental, Social & Governance, Sustainability, Carbon, Energy Transition, Environmental Litigation, Compliance and Environmental Licensing.

He holds a Master's Degree in Administrative Law from Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa, and a postgraduate degree in Planning, Urbanism and Environmental Law, CEDOUA, from Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Coimbra, which he completed after graduating in Law from Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Lusíada, Lisboa. Author of several publications, he has been lecturing, since 2015, Environmental Law at the seminar on Environmental Policy and Innovation, within the scope of the Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova, Lisboa.

Manuel Gouveia Pereira developed his professional career in prestigious law firms, moving from Vieira de Almeida & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados SP, RL (VdA) where he worked for 15 years and was Managing Associate of the Environment practice area. He was responsible, for 8 years, for the Green Project (Environmental Sustainability) of VdA. Manuel Gouveia Pereira was also Legal Advisor to the Cabinet of two Ministers of Environment.

GPA Law Firm now has four Lawyers Of Counsel.

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