Santiago Garrido de las Heras

Santiago Garrido de las Heras

Partner
Madrid

Email santiago.garrido@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 23

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

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

Legal 500 2014

Helping companies develop trustworthy relations with administrations, Santiago Garrido finds solutions when facing critical matters while giving ongoing 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 energy, environment, natural resources, and climate change fields, as well as other regulated sectors including life science and health care.

As part of his practice, he also defends clients in court or administrative procedures, challenges legislation, or handles claims in civil, criminal, and administrative courts. Santiago is recognized as a leading individual by the most prestigious international legal directories including Chambers and 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).

Awards and recognitions

2019

Projects and Energy
Legal 500 EMEA

2019

Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2019

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2018-2019

Energy & Natural Resources (Spain)
Chambers Global

2018-2019

Environment, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2019

Public Law
Legal 500 EMEA

2018

Ranked in Energy & Natural Resources
Chambers Europe

2018

Band 1 in Environment
Chambers Europe

2017

Recommended Lawyer in Environmental Law
Chambers Europe

2017

Recommended Lawyer in Water Law
Best Lawyers

2017

Recommended Lawyer in Natural Resources Law
Best Lawyers

2017

Recommended Lawyer in Administrative Law
Best Lawyers

2016

Ranked in Energy & Natural Resources
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions

Education

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

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.

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