Carvajal y Machado S.C. has one of the leading Environmental practices in Mexico. Our team is sought by both governmental entities and private investors, given its results-driven approach to dealing with the Mexican environmental legal framework.

The Firm possesses extensive experience in a wide range of Mexico’s environmental law procedures, including on-site inspections, environmental impact assessments, waste management, water use and discharge, air emissions, wildlife regulations and natural protected areas.

Our environmental expertise includes active participation in the design of public policies, such as Mexican Official Standards, Law proposals, and Regulations.

Representative Clients
  • ABENGOA. Provided legal representation in an international arbitration proceeding before an ad-hoc panel under ICSID rules against the Mexican Government for violations of the Bilateral Investment Agreement Mexico-Spain, obtaining a favorable ruling for 570 million pesos. The purpose of the investment was the establishment of a hazardous waste treatment plant.
  • CFE. Analysis and amendment of CFE´s protocol for consulting procedures to indigenous groups and communities involved in hydroelectric projects.
  • G500. Legal defense of one of Mexico’s leading gas station operators against administrative measures enacted by both federal and local authorities.
  • Invecture Group. Legal counsel for the obtainment of an Environmental Impact Authorization to set up a gold mine in Baja California Sur, within a natural protected area, as well as its successful defense, against numerous claims pursuing the revocation of the said authorization.
  • Semilla Amarilla. Legal advice on the conditions and restrictions set forth by the forestry and environmental impact authorizations, of a 500 hectares commercial forestry plantation.
  • SSA y Grupo Carrix. Advise to obtain an environmental impact authorization for the development of a port terminal in Tuxpan, Veracruz, requiring an investment of 350 million dollars.
  • ZUMA ENERGÍA. Legal counsel regarding the fulfillment of several environmental impact authorizations related to the deployment of a wind project in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. The said project uses state of the art wind technology and is one the largest and most productive wind farms nationwide.