Paula Pérez

Associate since 2017


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

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Paula Pérez

Associate since 2017


Paula is specialized in environmental law with more than fourteen years of experience in that practice. She has a comprehensive vision of environmental, administrative and regulatory matters since she has worked in both, public and private sectors. Paula has specialized in providing advice on compliance with legal obligations regarding environmental impact, concessions in the Mexican federal maritime zone, water, hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, soil pollution, environmental risk, forestry and land use changes, health and safety, urban development and other regulatory matters, such as the emerging regulations of cannabis and its derivatives. She has participated in multiple environmental audits for clients related to different industries, such as renewable energy, hydrocarbon, food and beverages producers, forestry and paper, chemistry, real estate and construction, consumer product manufacturing, tobacco, pharmaceutical and tourism, among others. Likewise, she has experience in litigation and administrative matters before act of Environmental authorities (Federal, State and Local). Paula has particularly worked with the environmental liability system entered into forced with the Federal Law of Environmental Liability.

Awards & Recognitions

Environment: Associate to watch - Chambers & Partners 2022
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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:

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

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   January 13th, 2021

Publication of the Regulations on health control for the production and medicinal use of cannabis

Know more about the Regulations of the General Health Law on the subject of health control for the production, research and medical use of cannabis and its pharmacological derivatives, which was published in the Official Journal of the Federation on January 12, 2021.

Professional Related: Eugenio Macouzet , Everardo J. Espino , Patricio Trad , Paula Pérez

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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.

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

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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.

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

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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

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

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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.

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

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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.

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

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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”).

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

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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”).

Professional Related: Gabriel Calvillo , Paula Pérez

Education

  • Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2002- 2006

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience

  • International de México, 2013- 2017
  • Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Ambiental y Sustentable 2011 - 2013
  • Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente 2007- 2011