The partner responsible for Felsberg Advogados’ Environment and Sustainability Department, Fabricio Soler is specialized in Residues Law, Environmental Law, Infrastructure Law and Energy Law, being active in industrial sectors in general as well as the electro-electronic, automobile, packaging, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, water and sanitation, agro industries, foodstuffs, construction materials, machinery and equipment, construction and engineering, textiles, forestry, timber, the retail trade, financial, technology, ports, airports, highways, waterways, pneumatics, chemicals, mining, oil and gas, steel, solid waste, public sanitation, and electrical energy generation and transmission sectors, amongst others.
Fabricio is well known for his work in the area of solid waste, having participated in the drafting of the National Policy on Solid Waste and been active in sector agreements, reverse logistics, shared and post-consumer responsibility, Public-Private Partnerships and concessions in the area of urban sanitation and the management of solid waste.
He is a consultant to the World Bank, a public speaker, author of various books and articles, and is guest professor on many post graduate courses and courses specializing in the environment, solid waste, infrastructure and energy.
Recently Fabricio Soler has been active in the following areas:
Hydroelectric projects in the Amazon region by means of interpretive analysis of the applicable legislation, highlighting the crucial environmental restrictions and drafting the legal chapters in strategic and pressing Environmental Impact Studies on Hydroelectric Uses, in accordance with Brazilian energy policy;
Studies for the World Bank (a) Metropolitan Pollution Management in Brazil: A Case for Inclusive Green Growth, being responsible for the Legal Framework for Environmental Management in Brazil; and (b) Environmental Licensing of Hydroelectric Projects in Brazil: A Contribution to the Debate, having put together a team of legal consultants;
Revision of the operational procedures in the oil and gas sector relating to incidents that take place at organized ports, port installations, pipelines, ships, oilrigs and their support installations, likely to cause pollution in waters under Brazilian jurisdiction;
Bio-energy units, investment funds and rural land owners by means of environmental legal-institutional consultancy consisting of the orientation and defense of the parties in environmental public civil action cases and civil inquiries seeking environmental regularization of rural properties with a specific focus on meeting the requirements of the new Forest Code;
Representative entities providing environmental legal-institutional consultation in the area of negotiations for the signing of Sector Agreements and Terms of Commitment, with a view to the structuring and implementation of a system of reverse logistics (post-consumer responsibility) of products: (a) domestic electro-electronics and their components (white, brown and blue lines); (b) personal hygiene, perfume and cosmetics; (c) cleaning and related issues; (d) tires; (e) lubricating oil; (f) paints; (g) issues focused on pets; amongst other companies focused on information technology (green line products), foodstuffs, meat and others;
Defense of the interests of chemical industry companies involving contaminated areas and responsibility before the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Environmental Agency, including legal support for the management of the dispute arising from a Civil Inquiry and administrative procedures, as well as the effects resulting from the impact on the neighboring area;
Highway concession activities and projects through legal services relating to the fulfillment of obligations and the respective outlining of a strategy in the sphere of Terms of Commitment of Environmental Compensation;
Port organized by means of an examination and analysis of a civil inquiry initiated by the Federal Attorney General’s Office, based upon representation of the Fishermen’s Association due to alleged environmental damages caused by the dredging operations in the estuary;
Companies through environmental legal consultancy specializing in solid waste (PNRs, shared responsibility, post-consumer issues, sector agreements, reverse logistics systems), with a view to outlining the strategy for compliance with the National Policy on Solid Residues;
The Porto Velho to Araraquara Transmission Lines by means of an interpretive analysis of the applicable legislation, specifically noting the crucial environmental restrictions and drafting legal chapters for the Environmental Impact Studies for Transmission Lines, the objective of which is the interconnection of the hydro-energy complex of the River Madeira in Porto Alegre with the Southeast Region (Araraquara/SP), covering a distance of approximately 2,400km.
Administrative and Judicial Processes, especially in relation to the drafting of administrative defenses and appeals; monitoring of civil inquiries under way before the Federal and State Public Prosecutors’ Offices; assistance in the signing of the Terms for the Adjustment of Conduct (TACs); monitoring of judicial cases such as Public Civil Lawsuits, Class Actions and Environmental Fine Annulment Actions;
Organized Port in a Program of Environmental Compensation for Drainage for the Deepening of the Port’s Shipping Canal, Development Basins and Mooring Berths, under the responsibility of the Special Department of Ports under the Office of the President of the Republic, as part of environmental licensing before Ibama;
Drafting of a planning document for a specially protected area, here being the Management Plan for the Environmental Protection Areas (APAs) of Piracicaba / Juqueri – Mirim – Area II, the ‘Sistema Cantareira’ and the ‘Represa Bairro da Usina’, simply referred to as the ‘Piracantareira APAs’, such which can be considered as environmental services providers, notably in the form of hydro-resources.