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Our practice

Our team is composed by highly qualified lawyers who have focused their legal practice in environment, social impact, agrarian, mining, and administrative matters, including all the regulatory aspects thereof.

We provide comprehensive environmental and regulatory services to Mexican and foreign clients in domestic and cross-border matters, including the design and implementation of environmental strategies and self-regulatory measures for them to comply with their legal obligations depending on their activities, including mandatory environmental, natural resources, climate change and social impact provisions.
Our legal work includes advising clients through legal opinions and representing them before competent authorities in administrative proceedings and in jurisdictional procedures, including class actions, claim procedures related with administrative sanctions, among others.

On a day to day basis, we help our clients process, obtain and renew licenses, permits, authorizations and concessions, at the federal, state and municipal level, both for the startup of operations and also for the cancellation of environmental licenses for companies that have been shut down.

We have ample experience in environmental due diligence procedures, identifying environmental risks and contingencies for our clients in the projects being pursued by them. Also, our team advises in transactions and in the review and drafting of agreements involving environmental matters.

We have brought a preventive approach to the legal practice, 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 their obligations.

One of the core aspects of our practice is advising with the assessment of social impact and risks, the preparation of social studies, the development of public consultations as part of Environmental Impact Assessment processes in terms of the applicable legal provisions.

Each of our members is specialized in diverse areas across the environmental and natural resources fields. Our team members have been working together for over 10 years, which has allowed us to provide richer advice to our clients and also deepened the relationship with them. Additionally, we have had the opportunity to follow regulators closely, understand their policies and criteria.

Moreover, we have strengthened our ties with the local and foreign legal community, being actively involved in the environmental committees of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana de Abogados – BMA), the National Corporate Counsel Association (Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa – ANADE) and the International Bar Association (IBA). Our team is an active player, towards pushing forward regulations and speaking up on the legislative developments and global issues concerning environment, social-community, climate change, among other important aspects in their field of practice, by continuously organizing, putting together and designing conferences and seminars in Mexico and abroad, with other important players in the field.

Our lawyers have developed expertise in:

  • Agrarian
  • Agribusiness
  • Air
  • Biodiversity
  • Biotechnology
  • Circular Production Strategies
  • Clean Development Mechanisms (Kyoto Protocol)
  • Climate Change (emissions trading, including carbon capture and storage)
  • Corporate Environmental Compliance
  • Due Diligence
  • Energy (renewable energy and clean technology)
  • Environmental Impact and Risk
  • Environmental Liabilities
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • International Environmental Regulation and Standards
  • Maritime Law
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Noise
  • Permits and Administrative Authorizations
  • Project Development
  • Social Conflicts
  • Social Impact including indigenous communities
  • Soil and Remediation
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management
  • Water

Awards & Recognitions

  • Chambers & Partners in the Latin America Guide

    Environment ranked firm

  • The Legal 500

    Ranked firm in Tier 1 in Environment

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