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Santiago Garrido de las Heras


Santiago Garrido de las Heras

Helping companies develop trustworthy relations with Administrations, Santiago Garrido finds solutions when facing critical matters as well as giving on going advice on environmentally friendly practices. As a problem-solving advocate, Santiago sees the connections between regulatory policies and business realities. He has helped clients resolve challenging requirements with minimal corporate impact and finds business opportunities when new regulatory obligations are imposed. Santiago's practice is focused on regulatory compliance in the field of Energy, Environment, Natural Resources, Climate Change and other regulated sectors as Life Science or Healthcare.

Also, as part of his practice, he defends clients in court or administrative procedures, challenges legislation or handles claims in civil, criminal and administrative courts. Santiago is recognized as leading individual by the most prestigious international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners (Band 1), Legal 500, Best Lawyer (Appointed 'Lawyer of the Year' in Environmental Law 2014) and PLC Which Lawyer? Clients say he is 'experienced and proactive', as well as 'technically brilliant, resolute, with the great virtue of understanding legal problems from a business point of view' (Chambers Europe 2014).

'One of the leading lawyers in the country in the environmental field'

Legal 500 2014

Representative Experience

Representing several multinational companies on administrative, civil and criminal proceedings related to liabilities regarding environmental damage.

Advising public and private entities in the field of waste.

Representing a business association in challenging legislation regarding renewable energies.

Advising companies and business associations regarding climate change and emissions trading.

Defending a mining and metals company in a claim for pollution damages.

Assisting local and regional administrations on drafting legislation.

Education and admissions


  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Master in Environmental Management and Policies, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Master in International Business Law, Instituto de Empresa (IE)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Madrid


Band 1, Environment

Chambers Europe


Leading individual

Legal 500, Environment


Who's Who Legal, Environment



PLC Which Lawyer?

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