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CMS GRAU

Environment

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What the team is known for

Respected practice with an established presence in the environment space. Routinely called upon to advise clients on occupational health and safety matters, and defence in environmental sanctioning procedures and regulatory changes, in addition to implementing internal policies and complementary software. Particularly familiar dealing with clients from the mining arena, as well as consumer manufacturing and oil and gas.

Strengths

One client praises the firm for its "specialised service and strong communication skills," while another reports: "CMS GRAU offer a quick response to your issues, they are very proactive with their advice, and they have a really good business acumen."

Work highlights

CMS GRAU represented TASA in the procedure for approval of the amendments of its environmental impact study relating to the incorporation of a seawater desalination plant and submarine emitter at its Pisco Norte fishmeal plant, which is located in the National Paracas Reserve, a government protected area.

Notable practitioners

Reputed partner Vito Verna is "an experienced environmental and administrative lawyer with a solid client service and top-level communication skills," a client remarks, adding: "He has mastered the Peruvian environmental legislation." Another interviewee applauds him for his "vast knowledge," while a market commentator highlights his academic contribution to the Peruvian environment arena. Vito Verna is head of department.

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Overview

The Environmental Law practice of CMS Grau is pioneer in the local market, being the first practice area in Peru (12 years ago) to be dedicated exclusively for legal advice in environmental issues, and the first one to apply the technology for legal services. We developed a software ("GEORGE"), which is a management system for compliance and identification in real-time of legal requirements, gaps and needs, covering a variety of modules and sectors. This platform complements our legal services and is currently leader in Peru.

Thus, our practice area is developed and characterized for several pillars:

  • Multidisciplinary: In addition to the identification of legal requirements, CMS Grau provides this service together with specialists from other scientific disciplines such as engineers.
  • Multisectorial: we provide legal advice to leading companies in different sectors such as energy, aviation, mining, hydrocarbons, chemical, industrial, sanitation, fishery, among others.
  • Preventive: we assist our clients in the efforts to meet thoroughly all requirements of the environmental regulations. We focus and specialize on being the best option to identify and update the legal requirements applicable to clients, assess proper compliance, solving queries and provide training.

We have extensive experience in legal support for the adoption and maintenance Integrated Management Systems in accordance with ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 standards.

Members

Black, Mauricio

Freire, Nicole

Gonzáles, Lucía

La Madrid, Victor

Verna, Vito

Industries

Aviation

Chemical

Energy

Fishery

Hydrocarbons

Industrial

Mining

Sanitation

Environment

CMS GRAU

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Location

Avenida Santa María 110

Miraflores

Lima

Lima

Peru

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