Environmental Matters

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega's environmental lawyers are widely regarded as leaders in their field and provide clients in environmentally-sensitive industries such as the manufacturing, chemical, petroleum and mining industries with expert legal advice.

The broad range of environmental regulations covered includes air pollution, soil contamination, water and ocean pollution, noise pollution, industrial waste treatment and disposal, ozone and climate changes and health and workplace conditions.

ARIFA lawyers are experts on local environmental laws, keeping their clients informed on law changes and the new draft bills being discussed at the COPANIT level (Comisión Panameña de Normas Industriales y Técnicas operating under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry), as well as at the Ministry of the Environment and the National Assembly.

They keep it up to date with the criminal laws and the international treaties on environmental matters ratified by Panama, including the Kyoto Protocol, the 1954 OIL POL, the 1969 CLC, the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol and the Basel Convention, as well.

Representative Clients

BHP Minerals International Inc., Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Holcim, Inmet Mining Corporation and RTZ Corporation Plc.

Representative Transactions