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Director responsible for the Regulatory, Administrative and Competition Law Department at KPMG Abogados (Madrid, Spain). Borja joined KPMG in 2011 after a large professional record at Garrigues in its Public Law Department. He specializes in infrastructures, energy, urban planning and environment, particularly advising in the context of large M&A transactions. He has also broad experience in public procurement, administrative and legal review proceedings, and Administrative Law in general...
Covadonga del Pozo is founder and managing partner of DEL POZO & DE LA CUADRA and practises in environmental, energy and natural resources law. She has wide experience in all environmental areas (waste, water, air, climate change, polluted soils, protected áreas, fauna & flora, REACH, etc.), as well as in the electricity (conventional and renewable resources), gas, oil and mining regulated markets.She advises her clients on a large diversity of matters, such as M&A transact...
Practice Areas Urban Planning and Environment. José advises on the areas of urban planning, environment, infrastructure and construction, with extensive experience in providing legal advice to domestic and international companies, investment funds, public administrations and urban planning entities, focusing his work on: Career José joined Pérez-Llorca in 2014. Prior to this, he worked in the Disciplinary Environmental sector of the Regional Department of Environment and ...
Profile Alberto joined Pérez-Llorca in 2011, after several years of practising law. In 2020 he was made partner of Pérez-Llorca’s Public Law practice area. In 2021 he was named managing partner of the Urban Planning and Environmental practice areas at a national level. Alberto has been recognised for years as one of the leading land planning and environmental lawyers in Spain by the main international legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Best ...
Ana has more than 15 years of experience in giving legal advice on Public Law, Environmental Law and Data Protection Law to all kinds of companies. She has broad experience in checking environmental permits required by the national, regional and local Administrations in Spain to develop manufacturing and office activities. Her experience includes the requirements and risks for new assets as well as buildings in operation. She provides legal advice in administrative proceedings and litigation ...
Practice Areas Environment, Planning. Paz is part of Pérez-Llorca’s public law practice area and provides advice in the land planning, environment, infrastructure and construction department. Over the last decade, Paz has provides legal advice to Spanish and international companies, investment funds, public administrations and land planning entities. Career Paz Pardo joined Pérez-Llorca in 2014. Before joining the firm, she worked at well-known national and international c...
Environmental Law Definition
An environmental lawyer deals with any legal matters arising from the impacts caused by activities, projects, programs, etc. on the environment, which necessarily has to be understood as the interaction of several connected elements. In this regard, Environmental Law itself can be easily divided into subsections corresponding to each of the natural elements that are affected by human activities, essentially, air, water, soil, waste & hazardous substances management, flora & fauna, and natural areas.
An environmental lawyer can be extremely important when a business operator intends to develop an industrial activity in which several environmental permits are usually required, involving long and complex procedures before different administrative authorities. Normally, these activities require continued legal environmental advice once they are commissioned to comply with periodical requirements by the Administration, new environmental regulations, and technical progress of the activities.
Also, our role is quite important in advising on due diligence processes within M&A transactions, since potential environmental risks can turn out serious, and their detection can lead to advise against a transaction or definitely influence on its price.
Moreover, due to the reform of the Spanish Criminal Code introducing corporate criminal liability, it has also become important for clients to have a compliance surveillance system to prevent environmental criminal offences. The legal advice on environmental undertakings can also be very important during the design, implementation, and monitoring of these compliance schemes for businesses with relevant environmental impacts.
Another usual task for an environmental lawyer is to defend clients against infringement procedures related to non-compliance with environmental regulations. In this regard, it is highly advisable that the environmental lawyer is not only familiar with administrative proceedings, but also with the judicial stage, since a high percentage of the decisions taken by the competent authorities are finally challenged before the courts.
As a conclusion, the environmental law practice implies a wide range of legal work and includes legal advice in all possible manners: preventive, defensive, and transactional.
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