Specialty

Mr. Pontones, has focused his professional practice to legal matters concerning the environment.

Thus, he has expertise in the development of environmental audits and in the acquisition of diverse licenses and/or authorizations related to environmental impact, forest land use change, air emissions, protected natural areas and waste management.

Additionally, he is experienced in obtaining concession titles to use and exploit above and/or underground waters and Federal Maritime Zones, as well as, concession titles to exploit ports, terminals and marinas, as well as licenses for maritime constructions.

 

Education

Masters Degree on Environmental Law granted by the University of Nottingham, England, sponsored by the British Council.

Simultaneously he studied Public International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law.

He is a graduate from the Anahuac del Norte University and studied a major on Environmental Law and Natural Resources at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Additionally, Mr. Pontones, has attended courses on environmental matters, mainly those related to the Mexican Legal System Concerning Water, the General Law for the Prevention and Integral Management of Wastes and Air Emissions.

 

Experience

He is member of the Environmental, Energy and Resources Section of the American Bar Association, as well as of the International Who’s Who, Historical Society.

Mr. Luigi Pontones is professor of the Master of Energy Policy and Environmental Law of the Universidad Anáhuac, Campus Xalapa, as well as of the Environmental Law Course of the Master of Corporate and International Law, of the Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior del Estado de Baja California (CETYS).

Additionally, he is the author of several articles in Environmental Law matters: “Mexican Environmental Legislation: Progress or Setbacks”,  “The Environmental Impact Evaluation, a necessary Environmental Policy Instrument, but lacking of clear and objective rules in México”, “Complexity of the Movement of Wastes through Borders”, “The Economic Incentives and External Influences as driving force for the Climate Change Mitigation” and “Particularities of the Federal Maritime Zone and Coastal Environments”.

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