London-based Luciano Asinelli Silva is a qualified lawyer, having practised for six years in his home country Brazil. Luciano holds a postgraduate specialisation in Corporate Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR) and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – University of London.
Through his academic and professional background, with experience in the legal, corporate and NGO environments, Luciano developed a strong work ethic and capacity to work with multiple stakeholders, within different team dynamics and contexts. A trained lawyer with extensive experience in the development of legal strategies, and with additional training in environmental & climate governance and sustainable development, Luciano brings a unique set of skills to Globalfields, supporting the firm in developing institutional and policy-based approaches to climate action and investments in nature.
While attending the LLM, Luciano joined the Brazil Forum UK – an event organised by Brazilian students in the UK - where he moderated a panel about the “Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice” with renowned specialists, including the Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luís Roberto Barroso. He has also engaged in two internships: as a content writer at a Dutch regenerative agriculture start-up – reNature -, and as an assistant Climate and Security researcher at Instituto Igarapé, in Brazil, developing legal environmental policy research about Latin American countries.Both experiences brought upon his focus on climate-related qualitative policy research.
In this regard, his interest lies in the worldwide efforts to tackle the climate emergency through global environmental policy, international cooperation via multilateral organisations – development and central banks -, and climate finance. Luciano believes that the social process through knowledge exchange and debate is essential to formulate innovative answers to complex questions, an approach he is implementing thanks to his problem solving and creative approach to idea development and execution.
Together with Marta Simonetti (Globalfields Ltd) and SOAS Professor Cullet, Luciano recently authored a pro-bono report commissioned by Amnesty International on the corporate due diligence for environmental and human rights. In Brazil, he also wrote on criminal law, a study which was well received and quoted at the Supreme Court by Minister Edson Fachin.