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Mauricio Villegas

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Goverment Regulation, Environmental, Health & Safety, Climate Change, Environmental Compliance Counseling , Latin America

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Mauricio Villegas focuses his practice on environmental, health, and safety regulatory advice and litigation, with emphasis in industrial, biotechnology, and natural resources exploitation.

He has advised domestic and international clients from diverse industrial sectors in a wide array of matters, including EH&S compliance and M&A auditing procedures, compliance strategies development and implementation, environmental liability and remediation procedures, site abandonment and closure processes, as well as in environmental and regulatory aspects of business restructuring. His experience also includes advice in legislative development and impact analysis and the processing of EH&S and sanitary authorizations before relevant federal, state, and municipal agencies.

In addition, Mauricio has been involved in environmental and administrative litigation, developing legal defense strategies before Mexican regulatory and environmental agencies and administrative nullity and constitutional lawsuits before the Federal Judicial Branch.

He actively participated in the execution of a crisis management comprehensive strategy in connection with a major asbestos fibers mishandling, which involved administrative litigation with the three levels of government, negotiation with responsible parties, judicial defense, advise on criminal procedures initiated on the matter, and media communication.

Mauricio has lectured on environmental law at Universidad Anáhuac México Norte and developed the academic program of the master's in environmental politics, administration and legislation at the university.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

  • Universidad Anáhuac México Norte (currently earning a Master's in Environmental Politics, Administration, and Legislation with expected graduation in 2017); Universidad Iberoamericana (J.D. summa cum laude 2013)


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