Gustavo Carvajal

Mr. Carvajal has over 30 years of experience focused exclusively on regulatory law issues. His background in public policy allows him to design the appropriate strategy in litigation and problems related to different levels of government in areas such as energy, economic competition, environment, urban development, and standardization, among others. He works in coordination with the main public relations and communication firms on these issues. Distinguished by government entities and private organizations that recognize his work and contributions to Mexican Administrative Law, he is named year after year as one of the best lawyers in Mexico in Environmental Law by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Latin Lawyer.

He combines his paid activities with public projects in which he collaborates pro bono. He is currently working with the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs on human rights issues, and also with the Mexico City Government on the largest biocultural project in the country, an ambitious plan to turn Chapultepec into one of the most important urban forests in the world. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Administrative Law and Environmental Law at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), ITAM (Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico), the Universidad Panamericana, and the Universidad Iberoamericana.

  • Mr. Carvajal represented the Spanish company Abengoa as Lead Counsel in an international arbitration filed before an ad-hoc panel under ICSID Convention Arbitration Rules against the United Mexican States for violations of the Bilateral Investment Agreement between Mexico and Spain, obtaining a favorable award of 570 million pesos.
  • Conducted a legal audit for the CFE on a representative sample of more than 30 thousand litigations, preparing a report that allowed to improve the result of litigations in that company.
  • Represented a Mexican company in obtaining environmental impact authorization for the construction and operation of a gold mine in Baja California Sur. This project has been described by federal authorities as an example of how to approach mining projects in Mexico.
  • Represented the Mexican subsidiary of a United States of America company in obtaining the necessary Federal Environmental Permits, as well as in the process of modifying the Ecological Ordinance applicable to the development of a port project in Veracruz.
  • Representa a varias de las empresas de Energía con mayor actividad en México en una amplia gama de temas administrativos, desde la asesoría regulatoria para lograr proyectos hasta la defensa de los mismos a través de juicios de Amparo contra decisiones gubernamentales.
  • Master's Degree in Public Policy, Harvard University, United States 1994.
  • Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico 1991.
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