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Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

Environment

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What the team is known for

Outstanding national firm highly active in environmental law matters. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez is frequently retained by clients to advise on the environmental aspects of acquisitions and infrastructure projects, most notably in the power and manufacturing sectors. Also called upon by financial institutions to identify environmental risks associated with financial transactions. Often seen acting as counsel to companies from the real estate, chemical, manufacturing and energy spheres. Aurora Capital Partners Management and China Power Holding International count as new client wins.

Strengths

A market onlooker describes Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez's environmental practice as "very good," adding: "They are able to offer strong and logical advice."

Another interviewee reports: "They were one of the first transactional firms to develop an environmental practice and have a lot of experience in this field."

Work highlights

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez advised Grupo Celanese on all federal, state and municipal environmental legal obligations applicable to the shutdown of its industrial manufacturing complex located in the Municipality of Poncitlán Jalisco, Mexico.

Notable practitioners

Top-tier partner Carlos De Icaza elicits ample praise from interviewees, with one reporting: "He is a very good lawyer who has a strong knowledge of the area and across the important issues in the market." Another observer appreciates that "he is a very well-regarded lawyer," adding: "Carlos De Icaza is a hard-working lawyer who is always involved in our matters and offers a specialised environment practice."

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Overview

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

Members

De Icaza, Carlos (Head of Department)

Environment

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

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Location

Torre Virreyes, Pedregal 24, Piso 24

Col. Molino del Rey

Mexico City

Ciudad de México

Mexico

11040

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Carlos De Icaza
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