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Brenda Rogel Salgado

Partner
Mexico City

Brenda Rogel Salgado

Brenda Rogel has a reputation for actively supporting corporate clients and being extremely effective in understanding and responding to their needs.

As an environmental lawyer, Brenda helps clients to understand environmental risks associated with a target business by providing advice in managing these risks moving forward, and drafting environmental provisions in the transactional documents. She also helps clients to navigate the varied, dynamic, and ever-changing environmental legislation to ensure they begin or expand their operations in full compliance with the federal, local, and municipal laws and regulations.

Brenda's practice runs the full spectrum from air and water quality to climate change, to the benefit of a wide range of multinational companies in many different sectors, including technology, manufacturing, food and beverages, infrastructure, automotive, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas.

With broad site contamination and environmental emergencies experience, Brenda uses a balanced approach to solve legal problems while advancing in the protection of the environment and natural resources in a sustainable way. She takes an active role in engaging with regulators and technical experts to discuss projects, build strategies around natural resources, and create consensus that favors a positive balance between protecting the environment and using natural resources responsibly for the benefit of all.

Brenda also counsels clients on environmental permit analysis, due diligence, robust regularization and compliance programs, government relations, and litigation strategy. On litigation matters, Brenda has worked with several industries and stakeholders to defend enforcement actions by federal and state governmental agencies in courts, as well as leading litigation to protect the environment from pollution and over-exploitation.

Representative Experience

Analysis of the environmental liability that may result from damages caused in the conduction of offshore activities by oil and gas industry.

Legal advice in numerous water litigation cases involving the payment of water and wastewater discharge fees for more than US$150m.

Legal advice for the installation of a new gas pipeline in Reynosa Tamaulipas.

Marine-environmental consultancy advice to offshore oil and gas industry for seismic projects.

Assessment of liabilities and risks associated with contaminated sites (including soil and water).

Legal advice and participation in field during the implementation of a Pilot Program for the remediation works for a long-term contaminated site.

Analysis and advice on the application of the federal, local and municipal regulations for the integral management of petroleum-waste and e-waste.

Develop the strategy to continue with water supply and wastewater discharges, derived from the imposition of restrictive measures by CONAGUA.

Due diligence audits, risk analysis on the participation in project bid proceedings in water-related projects and their financing.

Participation in the legislative process for the enactment or modification of environmental and energy efficiency legal framework.

Environmental legal advice for the re-conditioning and operating an underground mine in Mexico for the extraction and benefit of materials.

Continue legal analysis, compliance, regularization and litigation of the day-to-day operations for electronic, manufacturing and oil & gas companies.

Legal advice for the closing of pharmaceutical, product's manufacturing and power energy facilities.

Environmental due diligence, revision and legal advice for the negotiation of a lease and future purchase scheme of one automobile facility.

Legal advice in the preparation, submission and enforcement of valid claims subject to environmental indemnity.

Evaluation of an environmental assessment study performed at a local plant where pollution from a neighboring facility was found to exist.

Regularization of environmental impact matters detected as a result of environmental audits.

Legal advice for the installation of an iron & steel industry in Hidalgo, including environmental & real state matters.

Analysis of the alternatives for obtaining tax benefits considering wastewater quality and preventing the partial cancellation of water rights.

Environmental due diligence, revision and legal advice in the acquisition of certain chemicals facility.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Postgraduate Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2006
  • Law Degree, Academic Excellence, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2003

2011-2012

Rated W in Environment

Chambers Latin America

 

Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business

 

Latin Lawyer 250

2012

Latin America's Leading Business Law Firms

2011

Leader, Environment practice in Latin America, Latin Lawyer

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