Sofiade Llano

Associate

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4000

Sofia de Llano focuses her practice on environmental, health and safety (EH&S) and regulatory compliance laws and regulations. She advises domestic and international clients in a wide array of EH&S compliance matters and M&A auditing procedures. Her practice emphasis is on industrial and natural resources exploitation, compliance strategies development and implementation, environmental liability and remediation procedures, and the environmental and regulatory aspects of business restructuring.

Sofia has been involved in environmental and administrative litigation, developing legal defense strategies before Mexican regulatory and environmental agencies, in constitutional trials before the Federal Judiciary, as well as in amparo (constitutional remedies) trials against legislation or resolutions that affect the development of the electricity industry.

Sofia has participated in the review, modification, and regularization of food and non-alcoholic beverage labeling in order to comply with new regulations and in the process of obtaining Free Sale Certificates for products that require export. In addition, she has worked on transactions involving the transition of waste disposal sites to comply with hydrocarbon regulations; obtaining permits for the use of restricted substances; in the environmental feasibility for the design, construction, and operation of a road bridge in Quintana Roo Mexico; and in developing strategies for the implementation of COVID-19 measures during the pandemic for the proper continuation of operations of Mexican companies.

Sofia is also active in pro bono matters such as the implementation of pro-inclusion murals, the Firm's Border Project, and the compilation of regulations on human trafficking in Mexico.

Speaking Engagements

  • October 18, 2022
    Regulatory, Environmental and Agrarian Audit for Companies | Legal Requirements and Practical Aspects (Part I)
XIX Symposium of Mexican Studies and Students in the UK: "Reflecting on a sustainable future". One of the most relevant academic events in the UK, as an annual multidisciplinary meeting that provides a unique forum to present current academic work, engage in pertinent debates, and foster novel perspectives and collaborations.