PRACTICE AREAS


When global and domestic companies doing business in Central America need guidance on environmental legislation of specific projects and activities, they regularly turn to Arias for counsel. Our scope includes:

  • Environmental due diligence
  • Filing for licenses and permits
  • Supervision and review of environmental impact studies
  • Forest laws
  • Zoning and development restrictions
  • Water Law
  • Land and maritime zone regulations

 

Our firm provides comprehensive sustainability services:

  • Identification of legal requirements and elaboration of the compliance matrix
  • Environmental, Occupational Health, Quality and Safety Compliance Assessments
  • Environmental Litigation (Judicial and Administrative área)
  • Environmental Regency (Environmental Viability)
  • Environmental Performance, Health and Safety Audits (Performance Excellence)
  • Environmental and Social Due Diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Environmental crisis management
  • Training and advice on legal and voluntary sustainability issues
  • Analysis of implications of draft laws on the environment, health and safety
  • Environmental management systems and circular economy
  • Carbon Footprint and Carbon Neutrality
  • Sustainability strategies in the value chain (suppliers, customers, consumer)
  • Comprehensive waste management plan and advice on zero waste certifications
  • Water footprint and energy efficiency

Regional Team

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Carlos Ubico

Partner

Costa Rica

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Jaime Rodríguez

Partner

El Salvador

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Luis Diego Obando

Senior Counsel

Costa Rica

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Mónica Espinoza Rojas

Associate

Costa Rica

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Rodrigo Ibarra

Partner

Nicaragua

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Yara Alemán

Associate

Nicaragua

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Carolina Lazo Interiano

Partner

El Salvador

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Roberto Cordero

Partner

Costa Rica

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Valerya Theodoracopoulos

Associate

Honduras

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Kevin Humberto Castro

Associate

Nicaragua

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