Environment and Natural Resources

Sustainable development has become an imperative objective for each economic sector.  Our team of lawyers, environmental advisers, and specialized consultants offer pragmatic solutions to the most complex business challenges.

The Objective?  To ensure environmental compliance in order to prevent and resolve legal and social conflicts.  Assistance with investment projects includes environmental feasibility studies, investment planning, processing of permits and licenses, diagnoses of compliance, due diligence, and the implementation of environmental best practices to ensure business sustainability.



  • Environmental Impact Studies
  • Pre-Environmental Feasibility of Projects
  • Legislation and regulatory policies
  • Water
  • Air
  • Soil
  • Toxic Substances
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Waste
  • Use of Soil
  • Mangroves and Wetlands
  • Noise
  • Archaeological Resources
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Endangered Species
  • Contaminated Sites
  • Environmental Aspects in Transactions

Natural Resources


Mining – Exploration and Exploitation Concessions

  • Mining contracts
  • Financing
  • Environmental Permits
  • Conflicts

Renewable Energy (Law 57-07)

  • Obtaining and Renewing of Electrical Concessions
  • Public Bidding
  • Authorization of Isolated Systems
  • Authorizations Non-Regulated Users /Non-Regulated Users for Free Zones -Obtaining of Certifications
  • Structuring and review of contracts -Permits for Importation and/or Commercialization of Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Authorizations
  • Environmental Compliance Programs
  • Environmental Pre-Feasibility
  • Bond Issues
  • PPA

Environmental Compliance


  • Legal Compliance Strategies
  • Environmental Compliance Reports (ICA)
  • Environmental Matrix / Legal Requirements
  • Compliance Reports for International Financial Institutions
  • Legal Compliance Audit
  • Safety and Health Audit
  • Transactional Environmental Advisement
  • Legal Environmental Updating

Environmental Permits and Licenses


Environmental Permits and Licenses
Authorizations for Use of Soil

Registration Form for Environmental Authorization for Whale-Watching

  • Permit for introduction, research, and activities related to modified live organisms
  • Registration for possession of wildlife and flora
  • Permit to make recordings in Protected Areas
  • Permit for importation of wood/lumber
  • Permit for research studies in protected areas
  • Permit for execution of forest management plans
  • Permit for tree-cutting
  • Permit for importation of fauna or flora
  • Permit for entry into Protected Areas
  • Hunting license
  • Access to Genetic Resources
  • Environmental no-objections
  • Certificate for plantation and right to cut
  • Certificate for importation of chemical substances
  • Certificate for Exportation of hazardous waste
  • Certification of Plot
  • Certification of Project compliance status
  • Permit for concessions for ecotourism operations in protected areas
  • Prevention and Handling of Environmental Crises
  • Socio-environmental studies
  • Community relations
  • Administrative Sanctions
  • Fines
  • Cancellation or refusal of permits
  • Administrative Resources
  • Public Hearings

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