Environment in Venezuela
Benson, Pérez Matos, Antakly & Watts
Under the leadership of Angela Antakly Heredia, Benson, 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 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.
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.