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Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek
Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek

Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek


Knowledgeable lawyer in environmental and regulatory law


Leopoldo is pioneer of environmental law in Mexico and has over 30 years of experience in the field and has acquired expertise in all aspects of environmental and natural resources law with particular strengths in regulatory, due diligence and project development while advising clients in sophisticated cross-border transactions.

He advises and guides his clients through many aspects of cross-border transactions and project planning, including the management of social issues affecting a project, through the implementation of international standards for project finance, and environmental regulations.

“He is fantastic lawyer who is familiar with all the relevant players in this area”, Chambers and Partners

Also, his expertise in all aspects of environmental and natural resource laws, include particular strengths in energy, water management, hazardous waste control (including all aspects of authorized transportation), atmospheric pollution, environmental impact and due diligence, climate change, natural protected areas, land contamination and soil restoration, mining, forestry, oil and gas activities, and all aspects of environmental litigation and dispute resolution.

Awards & Recognitions

Environment leading individual, The Legal 500

Environmental and Natural Resources ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners

Environment leading lawyer, The Legal 500

Environment Expert in the field, Who’s Who Legal

Lawyer of the Year in Environment Law 2019, Best Lawyers

Environment, Latin Lawyer 250


Professor of Environmental Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Universidad Panamericana, ITAM and Universidad Anáhuac


Certification of Agile Management for Social Impact Projects, Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,Texas, United States Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Comparative Law, University of Illinois, Chicago, United States Law degree, (J.D. equivalent), Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, Mexico


Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association) – Board member National Corporate Counsel Association (Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados – ANADE) – Environmental Law Committee Mackrell International- Leader of the Environmental Practice Group American Bar Association (ABA) – Environmental Law Committee US-Mexico Bar Association International Bar Association – SEERIL Regional representative for Middle America

Publications & Collaborations

  • International Corporate Social Responsibility - Sustainable Business: Environmental, Social and Governance Frameworks for the 21st Century Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by Wolters Kluwer International Read more
  • He often participates as speaker in local and international forums organized by professional legal associations, in some of which he is member of the environment committees or former founder thereof
  • Throughout his career he has collaborated in numerous publications through articles and written works related with his environmental, climate change and regulatory practice


Spanish – English