Gabriel Calvillo

Counsel since 2018


Phone: +52 (55) 5201-7400
Mail: gcalvillo@macf.com.mx

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Gabriel Calvillo

Counsel since 2018


Gabriel focuses his practice on compliance, corporate criminal liability, white collar crimes and environmental litigation. His experience comes from the practice of criminal law, both private and public sectors.

Gabriel has been criminal counsel in corporate criminal matters for more than ten years, as well as Head of the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Attorney General´s Office in matters particularly close to corporate activity, such as crimes against the environment, corporate homicide and industrial related offences. He specializes in complex corporate criminal liability cases and criminal compliance.

In his environmental practice, Gabriel regularly represents corporations in complex litigations cases, as well as buyers and sellers in environmental and compliance due diligence. He worked as General Counsel for the Federal Environmental Enforcement Agency (PROFEPA), Litigation Director General at the Environmental and Natural Resources Ministry, as well as Head of Environmental Crimes Division of the Federal Department of Justice. In private practice he represented corporations for more than ten years in complex environmental damage and toxic torts cases.

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   April 27th, 2021

Amendments to the Sustainable Forestry Development General Law with implications in forestry land use change

On April 26, 2021, the Decree (the "Decree") amending several provisions of the Sustainable Forestry Development General Law (the "Law") was published in the Federal Official Gazette ("DOF" by its acronym in Spanish). The main amendments published in the Decree include the following matters:

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   March 3rd, 2021

Code of Ethics in Electronic Commerce

Know more about the Agreement by which the Code of Ethics in Electronic Commerce is issued, which was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on February 26, 2021.

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   August 24th, 2020

COVID-19. The ministry of the environment and natural resources resumes the deadlines and statutory terms due to the covid emergency

COVID-19. the ministry of the environment and natural resources resumes the deadlines and statutory terms due to the covid emergency.

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   July 30th, 2020

New legal reforms on Corporate Criminal Compliance

On July 22, 2020, the Decree 257/2020 was published introducing reforms to the Criminal Code of the State of Yucatan that explain in detail the content of corporate criminal compliance programs in Mexico.

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   July 3rd, 2020

SEMARNAT: New amendments to the Resolution, due to the COVID-19 health emergency

Amendments to the resolution published on May 29, 2020 by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, due to the COVID 19 health emergency.

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   July 1st, 2020

SEMARNAT: Extension of deadlines for the submission of reports

SEMARNAT extends the deadline for the submission of the Annual Operation Card and other procedures related to the National Registry of Emissions.

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   June 3rd, 2020

SEMARNAT: New extension of non-business days period

New extension of non-business days period of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, due to the COVID-19 health emergency

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   April 20th, 2020

SEMARNAT Term Extension

As a consequence of the measures ordered by Mexico’s General Health Council and Ministry of Health to prevent and combat the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, on April 17, 2020.

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   April 16th, 2020

Amendment to the forestry legislation and its implications in the industrial, real estate and hospitality sectors

The amendment to the Sustainable Forest Development Law extends the federal jurisdiction for forestry land use change authorizations that now include urban areas and certain agricultural lands and extends corporate criminal liability associated to environmental crimes.

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   April 15th, 2020

Amendments to the dumping in the Mexican Marine Zones Act

On April 13, 2020, a Decree was published in Mexico’s Federal Official Gazette in order to amend, add and eliminate certain provisions set forth in the Dumping of Wastes in the Mexican Marine Zones Act (the “Decree”).

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   April 14th, 2020

IACHR Resolution and Compliance

Inter Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ("IACHR") Resolution 01/2020 states that companies have a key role to play in the health crisis and warns of the risks of restricting their rights. At the same time, it requires companies to be monitored by governments and held accountable for their abuses, recommending that they adopt human rights due diligence processes.

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   April 7th, 2020

Criminal risk and adjustments to corporate Compliance

Criminal compliance, protection of personal sensitive data and anti-corruption implications arising from the federal and state Administrative Orders issued in connection with the SARSCoV2 virus disease epidemic ("COVID-19")

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   March 26th, 2020

Suspension of business-days for SEMARNAT

On March 24, 2020, a Decree was published in Mexico’s Federal Official Gazette in order to determine the period considered as non-business days regarding administrative acts and procedures managed by the SEMARNAT and its administrative agencies (the “Decree”).

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   November 26th, 2019

The new federal republican austerity act and the necessary update of the anticorruption compliance strategies

On November 19, 2019, the Federal Republican Austerity Act (LFAR) was published along with reforms to the General Administrative Liability Act (LGRA) in the context of the National Anticorruption System.

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   November 26th, 2019

Tax And Organized Crime Legal Reformssignificance In Relation To Corporate Risks

On  November  8,  2019,  relevant  legal  reforms  were  published  in  relation  to  the  Federal  Law  Against  Organized Crime, the National Security Law, the National Code of Criminal Procedures, the Tax Code of the Federation and the Federal Criminal Code.  

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   August 26th, 2019

The National Law on the extinction of domain in the context of criminal Compliance

The National Law on the extinction of domain in the context of criminal Compliance

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   March 26th, 2019

Homicidio Corporativo: un nuevo riesgo para las empresas

Our counsel Gabriel Calvillo, leader of the Corporate Criminal Responsibility and Compliance Practice, shares his opinion about Corporate Homicide in this publication by El Economista.    

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Education

  • Master of Laws LL.M; Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
  • Specialization in Accusatory Criminal System and Oral Litigation; Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales, 2014
  • Law Degree; Universidad Iberoamericana, 1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience

  • General Counsel, Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Medio Ambiente.
  • Head of the Specialized Prosecutor´s Unit, Fiscalía General de la República. (promoted the creation of the Special Prosecutor's Office for the Attention of Crimes Against the Environment)