JPAB launches new Geolaw practice

JPAB – José Pedro Aguiar Branco Advogados has launched a new Geolaw practice area in the Portuguese legal market

pjimage 2021 07 02T122450.175This new area will be led by Luiz Ugeda (pictured), who is also a geographer and a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.

Luiz Ugeda has worked in the public and private sectors and representative institutions in Brazil. Luiz Ugeda was an advisor to the Civil Aviation Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic (SAC/PR) and was a lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL). He occupied the direction of the Brazilian Association of Highway Concessionaires (ABCR); Energy Concessionaires (ABCE); and the Energy Union of the State of São Paulo (SIESP).

A spokesperson for JPAB said: “The legal areas more directly related to the territory – Environmental Law, Urban Planning and Spatial Planning Law, Royal Rights, and Land Registry Law – have increasingly imposed challenges involving geoinformation as a Law. There is, therefore, a growing search for efficient and preventive solutions for decision-making that, being legally secure, are aligned with the disruptive challenges of the 21st century. JPAB has created a multidisciplinary team that, in a pioneering way in Portugal, offers integrated legal responses, through the use of geospatial solutions and tools that provide greater legal certainty to location and delimitation data, related, in the first line, with georeferencing, land registry and land registry. JPAB maintains its tradition of aligning itself with what is most innovative in Law, bringing cutting-edge technologies to strengthen the decision-making process and offer legal certainty to our clients.”

Luiz Ugeda, added: “Geolaw brings a set of tools that make it possible to obtain practical and decisive results in various legal practices, whether contentious or consultative”.

Michael Heron