Environment in Venezuela

Benson, Pérez Matos, Antakly & Watts

Under the leadership of Angela Antakly HerediaBenson, Pérez Matos, Antakly & Watts has a strong environment practice, which takes on a variety of matters; these range from handling audits and permitting processes, to advising on environmental compliance and due diligence, and assisting with contentious administrative and judicial proceedings.

D'Empaire

D'Empaire is instructed by clients from a variety of industries, such as the food and agribusiness, construction, manufacturing, energy and mining sectors, among others. The team's strengths include advising on liabilities and regulatory compliance, as well as handling environmental due diligence and disputes. The recommended Francisco Bolinaga continues to provide strategic advice to Nestlé regarding the obtaining of different permits. Other clients are Alimentos Polar and Industrias Alimenticias Hermo de Venezuela.

Altum Abogados, S.C.

Altum Abogados, S.C. is well positioned in the field, with a team that includes public law specialist Martha Cohen, who advises on seeking permits and authorisations before regulatory entities, and María Eugenia Reyes, who covers all the corporate and commercial aspects of environmental matters.

Baker & McKenzie, S.C.

Baker & McKenzie, S.C. is well versed in developing legal strategies which minimise environmental risks and liabilities. Practice head Manuel Marín, who has more than 25 years' experience in the sector, advised a mining company on legal alternatives to challenge an official letter regarding its environmental compliance status. Another noted team member is Maria Eugenia Salazar.