Environmental and Social Impact
Héctor Garza joined the firm and has been a partner since 2015. He has advised multiple projects in environmental aspect including administrative filings with federal, state, and municipal authorities, environmental impact, environmental due diligence, rulemaking, sociocultural impact assessment, development of sociocultural impact studies, prior consultation, wastes, national waters, emissions to the atmosphere, interpretation of environmental zoning and urban development zoning plans, federal maritime zone, climate change, and others.
He is a pioneer in Sociocultural Impact Studies and prior consultation in Mexico. He has provided advice in negotiations with indigenous and comparable communities towards the development of energy projects as well as regarding the design of structures to consider community compensations within such projects, collaborating with the Mexican authorities in the design of the legal instruments required for the implementation of such procedures in Mexico.
Héctor graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2003), carried out postgraduate studies in Environmental and Natural Resources at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2004). Thereafter he graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (Corporate Commercial LLM 2007) and carried out postgraduate studies in Human Rights at Escuela Libre de Derecho (2013).