Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek is “a very experienced lawyer” who is described by peers as “one of the leading practitioners” in the environment field.
Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek is the partner at González Calvillo in charge of the firm’s environmental and natural resources practice group. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Mr Burguete has acquired expertise in all aspects of environmental and natural resource law with particular strengths in regulatory, due diligence and project development, while advising clients in sophisticated cross-border transactions. He has been consistently ranked as a foremost practitioner in his fields of practice by recognised international publications such as Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal and Latin Lawyer.
Mr Burguete-Stanek is able to advise and guide his clients through many aspects of cross-border transactions and project planning, including the management of social facets affecting a project, through the implementation of international standards for project finance, and environmental regulations.
His expertise in all aspects of environmental and natural resource laws, includes particular strengths in energy, water management, hazardous waste control (including all aspects of authorised transportation), atmospheric pollution, environmental impact and due diligence and auditing, natural protected areas, land contamination and soil restoration, mining, forestry, oil and gas activities, and all aspects of environmental litigation and dispute resolution.
Mr Burguete-Stanek is a member of the eighth cohort of the Leadership for Environment and Sustainable Development Program (LEAD) of the Rockefeller Foundation. He obtained his JD from the Universidad La Salle, Mexico (1983), holds a master's in comparative law as a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois (1985) and a master's in International Law from Southern Methodist University (1986). Mr Burguete-Stanek has also obtained several postgraduate diplomas in economic, corporate and environmental law from such academic institutions as Panamericana University and the Autonomous Technical Institute of Mexico, among others.