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Baker McKenzie SC’s team provides ‘excellent service’ in a ‘very fast manner’. It has extensive experience in conducting environmental due diligence (including the examination of criminal and administrative environmental liabilities), and in advising on compliance with environmental regulation and liability risks in the context of acquisitions, divestitures, and concessions. Maria Eugenia Reyes is well known in this field, particularly when it comes to matters that relate to the agricultural sector. Martha Cohen is praised for her ‘knowledge of the subject’ and her ‘negotiation skills’.

Benson, Pérez Matos, Antakly & Watts regularly assists clients facing environmental complaints or inspection by government authorities, and defends them in administrative proceedings and before the courts. It also provides pre-emptive advice in relation to changes in environmental legislation and compliance. Angela Antakly Heredia is a well-known expert in the field; she is a former president of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s environmental committee.

D’Empaire Reyna Abogados’ environmental practice advises a broad range of clients, including major names in the food and agribusiness, construction, manufacturing, energy, and mining industries. Recent work includes assisting Industrias Alimenticias Hermo de Venezuela with an environmental site-assessment of its main factory, advising Nestlé on environmental legal risks arising from several factories located across Venezuela, and assisting Empresas Polar with concession applications for the use of water resources necessary for the development of the client’s industrial activities. Other clients include PepsiCo, Ferroatlantica de Venezuela, Telefónica, and Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social. Practice head Francisco Bolinaga is highly rated.

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