Mauricio Villegas focuses his practice on environmental, health, and safety and advises domestic and international clients in a wide array of EH&S compliance matters and M&A auditing procedures. His emphasis is on industrial, biotechnology, and natural resources exploitation; compliance strategies development and implementation; environmental liability and remediation procedures; and environmental and regulatory aspects of business restructuring. His experience also includes processing EH&S and sanitary authorizations before relevant federal, state, and municipal agencies.
Most recently, Mauricio has been part of the legal team advising Procter & Gamble in the sale of its beauty brand to Coty for $12.5 billion, the acquisition of Patrón Spirits International by Bacardi Limited, and Jinko Solar in the development, construction, and financing of a 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project in Mexico valued at $135 million.
In addition, Mauricio has been involved in environmental and administrative litigation, developing legal defense strategies before Mexican regulatory and environmental agencies, and administrative nullity and constitutional lawsuits before the Federal Judicial Branch.
He actively participated in the execution of a comprehensive crisis management strategy in connection with an asbestos fibers mishandling, which involved administrative litigation with the three levels of government, negotiation with responsible parties, judicial defense, advice on criminal procedures related to the matter, and media communications.
Mauricio has lectured on environmental law at Universidad Anáhuac México Norte.
Mexico Introduces Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection Provisions for Hydrocarbon Pipelines
NOM-006-STPS-2014 on Health and Safety Conditions in the Handling and Warehousing of Materials Takes Effect in Mexico
- Universidad Anáhuac México Norte (currently earning a Master's in Environmental Politics, Administration, and Legislation with expected graduation in 2019); Universidad Iberoamericana (J.D. summa cum laude 2013)
Chambers Latin America — Associates to Watch (Environment, 2018 and 2019)
The Best Lawyers in Mexico (Administrative Law, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021)
Legal 500 Latin America — recognized in Environmental Law as a "Next Generation Lawyer" (2018) and as a "Rising Star" (2019 and 2020)
- Spanish and English