Humberto Celis Aguilar Álvarez
Humberto Celis’ expertises includes 20 years of practice in environmental and natural resources law at the federal, state and local levels. His work focuses on regulatory compliance, liability counseling, dispute resolution, enforcement response, and corporate and real estate transactions. Mr. Celis is an expert in legislative matters, rule-making activities, and environmental litigation at both administrative and criminal forums. Specific areas of expertise include waste management, water supply and discharge management, natural protected areas and public consultation/disclosure issues. Mr. Celis holds a law degree from UNAM (1989), an LL.M degree from the University of Houston (1993) and a postgraduate degree from the National Center of Environmental Law at George Washington University (1994). He is a Fellow of the 10th Generation of the Leadership for the Environment and Sustainable Development Program (LEAD, Colmex 2004). He has been a Professor of Environmental Law, International Business Transactions and Environmental Contracts at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Universidad Anáhuac del Sur, Universidad Iberoamericana and Universidad Panamericana. In 1996, he joined Santamarina y Steta, S.C. as an associate. Previously, Mr. Celis worked in the Legal Representation Office of PEMEX’s International Environmental and Energy Council in Houston. During his years in PEMEX, he published to mayor works: “The Legal-Environmental Regulation of the Oil Industry” (1992) and the “Revision of the Environmental Legal Protection before and after the Proposed Free Trade Agreement: A Mexican Perspective” (1993). Recently, UNAM named him Honorary Environmental Counsel (2005). Also, he is a Member of the Mexican Academy of Environmental Law and the current President of the Mexican Academy of Energy Law. Among his most recent articles are: “Environmental Obligations for Energy Projects” (2002) and “The North American Free Trade Agreement’s Impact on the Development of Mexican Environmental Law” (2005) "Environmental Aspects for LNG projects in Mexico" (2007), "The Energetic Reform and Renewable Energies" (2008) and Practical issues to achieve a successful CDM Project in Mexico (2009).
His expertise includes 20 years of practice in environmental and natural resources law at the federal, state and local levels. His work focuses on regulatory compliance, liability counseling, dispute resolution, enforcement response, and corporate and real estate transactions.|
He is considered one of the leading enviromental attorneys in Latin America. Mr. Celis is the founding partner of the first mexican enviromental law firm.
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