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CMS Grau

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Partner and head of the Environmental Law practice group. Vito specializes in the prevention of environmental contingencies, management, Environmental Policy and Regulations as well as Social Conflicts related to Environmental matters.


Vito has more than 15 years of experience in environmental law. He specializes in prevention of environmental contingencies, policy, regulations and management of social conflicts related to environmental matters. He has worked in the development and evaluation of Peruvian environmental public policies, especially those related to environmental quality, solid waste, social conflicts and native communities.

Formerly served as Advisor and Deputy for environmental and indigenous issues at Ombudsman’s Office; consultant at National Environment Council; participated in the negotiations for Peru – USA Trade Agreement; consultant at Inter-American Development Bank.


Italian, Spanish and English.


Lima Bar Association (CAL). RIELA – “Red Interamericana de Especialistas en Legislación Ambiental”


Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy – Master in Economics and Environmental Management (2003). Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru – Law Degree. Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru – Bachelor of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Environment

CMS Grau stands out in the market for its dedicated environmental practice, servicing the firm’s large mining and energy client list as well as major players from across a broader industrial spread, including Kimberly-Clark and Arca Continental Lindley (bottler of The Coca-Cola Company). It offers a pioneering software solution for environmental and multidisciplinary compliance – ‘GEORGE’ – which is being used by clients such as AB InBev and Pan American Silver. The team is led by environmental law specialist, Vito Verna who is prased for his ‘high management capacity, good availability and attention to requirements‘.