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Our Practice

The firm’s environmental, health & regulatory team is composed by highly qualified specialists in environmental, administrative and health laws, as well as all associated aspects thereof.

In the environmental field, our services are mainly focused on the design of environmental strategies to enable the compliance of our clients with the environmental legal requirements. Our advice is aimed at helping our clients develop sustainable projects and businesses, and thus, to save costs by preventing fines, closures or suspension of activities caused by the lack of compliance of any environmental obligation. Our services include legal consultancy as well as legal representation in judicial and administrative proceedings.

Our practice team works in coordination with other practice areas, as well as with renowned technical consultancy firms operating in Mexico. We help our clients process, obtain and renew licenses, permits, authorizations and concessions, at a federal, state and municipal level, and we also work with the cancellation of environmental licenses for companies that have been shut down.

We are renowned for our experience in environmental due diligence procedures, identifying environmental risks and contingencies for our clients in the projects being pursued by them. Our staff also reviews contracts and structured transactions involving environmental issues, especially in relation to the issuance of carbon credits, providing assistance in projects related to the generation and trading of carbon credits, providing counseling on applicable national and international rules, and evaluating risks and responsibilities in connection with the eligibility and sustainability of different transactions and projects. Moreover, our team excels at the development and structuring of projects within the Clean Development Mechanism established by the Kyoto Protocol.

Our services include, among others: administrative environmental litigation; environmental impact and risk; natural resources; air; environmental legislation and standards; lobbying; arbitration; environmental liabilities; noise; biodiversity; federal maritime zone; oil and gas; biotechnology; fisheries; permitting; climate change and emissions trading; forestry; public consultations; corporate environmental strategies; health and safety; public hearings; ecotourism and conventional tourism; international environmental law; remediation; energy; inspection procedures; solutions to social and environmental conflicts; environmental audits; maritime law; soil; environmental businesses; mediation; water management; environmental criminal defense; mining; waste.

The team is frequently involved in the following:

  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Climate Law
  • Environmental Advisory
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Technology

 

In the health and regulatory field, our team advises clients regarding health, safety, and other commercial aspects of products and services such as consumer protection and advertising.

Our team is known for its ability to provide comprehensive solutions on regulatory law, tackling the complexities that this type of advice involves, as our client’s operations, research and/or product development often involve innovative technologies which are not regulated and are highly technical as its framework relies on secondary legislation such as official standards, practices of the industry or self-regulatory rules issued by non-governmental organizations.

The practice has developed expertise in:

  • Due diligences in administrative/regulatory matters
  • Filing, processing and obtainment of administrative authorizations, licenses and renewals before administrative authorities, related with among others, health registries for drugs, medical devices, health inputs, foods, beverages, alcoholic beverages, dietary supplements, pesticides, fertilizers and toxic substances.
  • Analysis of the requirements for the manufacturing, importation, storage and distribution of products, including those regulated by the General Health Law and its regulations.
  • Compliance of commercial information of products and services, including labelling, with applicable regulations and Mexican Official Standards.
  • Representation of clients in administrative procedures before administrative bodies, as well as jurisdictional procedures related with sanctions imposed by such administrative authorities.

Awards in this area

  • Chambers & Partners in the Latin America Guide

    Environment ranked firm

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Experience

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