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Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek

Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek

Gonzalez Calvillo SCMontes Urales 632, 3rd FloorLomas de ChapultepecMexico CityMexico11000

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Mexico - Environment 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek is “one of the leading practitioners” in environmental law, whose work spans a range of matters such as project development and regulatory issues.


Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek is a partner at Gonzalez Calvillo, leading the environment, agrarian and social impact practice group. With over 30 years of experience in the field, he 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.

Leopoldo is able to advise and guide 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.

His expertise in all aspects of environmental and natural resources law 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.

Leopoldo is a member of the eighth cohort of the Leadership for Environment and Sustainable Development Program (LEAD) of the Rockefeller Foundation.

He is actively involved in the International Bar Association (IBA), Mexican Bar Association (BMA) and the National Corporate Counsel Association (ANADE), chairing these associations’ environmental law committees. He is also consistently invited to participate as an expert speaker in his field of practice in local and international forums.

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