Mexico: Environment 2018

In this chapter, we recognise 13 leading environment practitioners for their expertise across a range of matters including regulation and compliance issues, transactional matters and risk management strategies.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Luis Vera Morales Vera & Asociados, Mexico City
2. Carlos de Icaza Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez, Mexico City
3. Federico Ruanova Guinea Baker McKenzie Abogados SC, Mexico City

Socio-environmental specialist firm VERA & ASOCIADOS leads this year’s research, with two lawyers highlighted for their expertise in the space.
The “outstanding” Luis Vera Morales is internationally recognised for his impeccable knowledge of environmental law, both in Mexico and abroad. One source describes him as “one of the most experienced environmental lawyers out there”.
Gabriel Bustamante Brambila draws international endorsements for his “excellent commercial outlook” and is described as “an exceptional attorney”, particularly when it comes to handling infrastructure projects.

“Well-established practitioner” Carlos de Icaza of CREEL GARCÍA-CUÉLLAR AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ is a top name in the field thanks to his comprehensive experience advising international corporations on environmental issues.

The “excellent” Federico Ruanova Guinea at BAKER MCKENZIE is a long-standing fixture in the market with almost 30 years’ experience practising environmental law. Commentators praise his “extensive experience in compliance matters”.

Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek at GONZÁLEZ CALVILLO has more than 25 years’ experience in the sector, with one source effusing that he is “one of the most experienced lawyers in the environmental space”.

JONES DAY’s Mauricio Llamas is a distinguished practitioner who draws widespread acclaim for his expertise of environmental compliance issues.

Gustavo Carvajal Isunza of SOLÓRZANO CARVAJAL GONZÁLEZ Y PÉREZ-CORREA is widely recognised as an authority in environmental law issues in Mexico who is considered by sources to be “an excellent litigator”.

Gabriela González-Merla at WOODHOUSE LORENTE LUDLOW possesses more than 12 years’ experience practising environmental law and stands out for her top-tier work on climate change issues.

Sergio Benjamin Bustamante Acuña at COUNSELORS INTERNATIONAL ABOGADOS is a pre-eminent practitioner in the environment space who impresses market commentators with his “broad client base” and extensive expertise of regulatory issues.

“Outstanding lawyer” Pedro Mauricio Morales-Gómez at WHITE & CASE is commended by peers and clients alike for his expertise in environmental, climate change, operational health and safety and sanitary law issues.

Hector Herrera of HERRERA ORDONEZ ABOGADOS is a highly regarded practitioner who boasts “broad experience of environmental litigation and compliance matters”.

The “accomplished” Daniel Basurto-González of INICIATIVA PARA EL DESARROLLO AMBIENTAL Y SUSTENTABLE is a prominent figure in the Mexican legal market, who boasts more than 25 years’ experience in the field of environmental law.

The “very knowledgeable” Humberto Celis Aguilar Álvarez at CELIS AGUILAR ÁLVAREZ Y ASOCIADOS is a widely respected player in the market who focuses his first-class practice on a wide range of matters from climate change and green markets to renewables.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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