Mauricio Llamas focuses his practice on administrative and regulatory matters, with particular experience in environmental, health and safety laws and standardisation.
His experience in the environmental field includes advising national and international companies in the diverse aspects of applicable regulation, strict compliance, strategy and lobbying, with special emphasis in waste management and recycling, contaminated site liability, site abandonment and closure procedures, exploitation of natural resources, environmental impact, air emissions, product stewardship, development of legislative initiatives and implementation of sustainable energy and infrastructure projects.
He has developed a comprehensive practice on compliance with applicable administrative requirements and permitting for the legal operation of industrial and commercial establishments at the federal and local levels, including legal advice, governmental procedures and administrative litigation.
Mauricio also has been asked to intercede in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. In 2003 he was designated as an expert witness on Mexican environmental law for a major international arbitration proceeding of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Mauricio has participated in many important public and private environmental committees in Mexico. He was chairman of the EnvironmentNational Commission of the National Chamber of the Electronic, Telecomm and IT Industry (CANIETI) from 2004 to 2013, where he participated in the creation and development of environmental policy instruments, laws and technical standards, and developed diverse compliance instruments related to the electronic and information technology industries.
Mauricio has been head professor of environmental law at the Universidad Anáhuac Law School since 2002 and is currently the academic coordinator of the master's in Environmental Policy, Management and Legislation programme.
Experience highlights: Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for US$11.4 billion, Mexico City Airport Trust completes US$2 billion Green Bond offering for construction of new Mexico City International Airport; Mexico City Airport Trust obtains Green Bond rating of GB1 by Moody's.
Areas of focus: government regulation, environmental, health and safety, climate change, environmental compliance counselling.
Honours and distinctions: Best Lawyers (2017); LatinFinance 2016 Project & Infrastucture Finance Award for best airport financing; Latin Lawyer's "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2015" for the representation of Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico (GACM) in Mexico City’s new international airport project; The Legal 500 Latin America (environmental lawyers, 2014–2015); Chambers Latin America (environment: Mexico, 2014–2017); Who's Who Legal of Environmental Lawyers (2013–2014).
Languages: Spanish and English.
Education: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Diploma in Advanced Studies for Research 2011; PhD candidate: doctorate in corporate law programme, 2005–2007); Universidad Anáhuac México Norte (JD 1998); Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Federal, State and Municipal Environmental Legislation Programme, 1998); The George Washington University and International Law Institute (ILI) (Orientation in the US Legal System, 1997).
Bar admissions: Mexico.