E nvironmental

Our Environmental Practice represents clients on a variety of environmental regulatory and transactional issues throughout Mexico, arising under Federal, State and Municipal environmental laws, regulations and standards. The work of our environmental lawyers includes:

  • assessment and management of environmental liabilities in the context of specific transactions
  • regulatory compliance with environmental legislation and environmental programs
  • the application for and obtainment of environmental permits, including among various others, concessions to occupy and use beaches (Federal Maritime Zones), and Environmental Impact Authorizations
  • legal aspects of soil contamination and site remediation
  • legal aspects of the generation and handling of hazardous wastes, materials, and high-risk activities
  • air quality and emissions
  • national waters, water quality and wastewater discharges
  • natural protected areas and habitat restrictions in real estate and tourism developments
  • administrative proceedings before competent environmental  authorities at the federal and local levels
  • environmental zoning and ecological ordinance programs
  • clean development mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol
  • certified and voluntary emission reductions trading under the Kyoto Protocol
  • legal design and implementation of alternative energy projects, including: solar, wind and hydro
  • other related sustainable projects including: green real estate developments and real estate projects undergoing LEED certification in Mexico

Chambers and Partners (www.chambersandpartners.com) describes our Environmental Practice as follows:

“Outstanding national firm highly active in environmental law matters. Frequently retained by clients to advise on the environmental aspects of acquisitions and infrastructure projects, most notably in the power and manufacturing sectors.”

Legal 500 (www.legal500.com) describes our practice:

“Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.’s environmental team covers all aspects of the practice area and its lawyers demonstrate particular expertise on environmental matters in relation to the real estate sector, clean and sustainable development, and – in the case of ‘impressive’ practice head Carlos de Icaza – climate change matters.”

On its part Latin Lawyer highlights:

“The firm provides environmental counsel as part of its real estate department, since most of the environmental cases it works on stem from real estate projects. Lawyers have a broad remit, advising clients on regulatory compliance and interactions with government agencies, as well as transactions.”

Contact

Carlos De Icaza A.

Rankings

Chambers & Partners

Band 1

legal 500

tier 2

latin lawyer 250

recommended firm

Contact

Carlos De Icaza A.

Rankings

Chambers & Partners

Band 1

legal 500

tier 2

latin lawyer 250

recommended firm