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Baker McKenzie SC has an outstanding reputation for environmental mandates, and advises an array of clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, mining and agrochemical sectors, among others. It is a popular choice for due diligence exercises, environmental regulatory compliance, and administrative and jurisdictional appeals. Practice head Maria Eugenia Reyes’ environmental practice closely overlaps with her real estate work, and she is experienced in advising on the environmental implications of real estate acquisitions. Martha Cohen and senior associate Jose La Riva are also noted.

Benson, Pérez Matos, Antakly & Watts covers environmental regulatory compliance, audits and studies, and has considerable expertise in acting for clients facing environmental complaints or inspections, including representing clients in administrative proceedings and before the courts. The well-regarded Angela Antakly Heredia is noted for her grasp of environmental legislation and policy; she previously served as president of the Venezuelan-America Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s environmental matters committee.

D’Empaire Reyna Abogados has extensive experience acting for international corporations operating industrial facilities in the country. It is regularly entrusted to handle environmental mandates for Nestlé Venezuela, with recent highlights including advising the client on obtaining authorisation for the use of treated waste water for landscape irrigation for a factory in El Tocuyo; practice head Francisco Bolinaga and Giancarlo Selvaggio Belmonte, who is also an environmental consultant, led the advice. The duo also conducted a review of an environmental impact study for Cervecería Polar concerning the installation of a water well field on one of its sites, and assisted in obtaining the associated environmental permits. The firm also represents clients in environmental disputes before administrative authorities and the courts, and handles environmental due diligence and audits.

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