Beveridge & Diamond

Latin American Environmental Regulation Resource Center

Environmental law in Latin America is evolving at a rapid pace. Progressive new environmental measures are proposed at the legislative and administrative levels nearly every day, public demand for meaningful and improved environmental policy is high, and enforcement of existing environmental laws at both the civil and criminal levels is increasingly aggressive. Beveridge & Diamond has assembled this resource center to help our clients stay educated on and adapt to these important changes.

As part of our International Environmental Practice, we help multinational clients navigate dynamic and unprecedented change in Latin American environmental law. Our Latin American Practice counsels clients from various industrial sectors on a wide range of issues arising under the domestic environmental regulations of most Latin American countries with emphasis in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru.  Our core Latin American practitioners are fluent in either Portuguese or Spanish; have studied, lived or worked in the field of environmental law in Latin America; and have written articles or co-authored treatises relating to Latin American environmental law.  Latinvex, a leading Latin American business publication, ranked Beveridge & Diamond as one of the top 50 international law firms in Latin America for the past two years. 

We invite you to explore these resources and to contact the leaders of our Latin American Practice—Maddie Kadas and Russell Fraker —for more information

News & Publications

Legislative Resources 

Presentations & Conference Materials

  • Latin America – The Expanding E-waste and Chemicals Landscape, ITI Environmental Leadership Council Spring Meeting (March 2017)
  • Latin American Update, ITI Environmental Leadership Council Fall Meeting (September 2016)
  • Mexico and Canada Environmental Compliance Programs, RILA Retail Sustainability Conference (September 2015)
  • Latin American Environmental Law Roundtable
    Since 2008, Beveridge & Diamond has periodically hosted a roundtable for in-house counsel with interests in Latin America to learn about key topics in environmental law in Latin American jurisdictions, discuss engagement in the Region, and exchange experiences with other industry colleagues.  The presentations from the past three roundtables can be accessed via the links below.  This year's roundtable will take place on November 30 in Houston, Texas and will focus on chemicals regulation and manufacturing in the Americas broadly.  For more information on this invitation-only event, please contact Janine Militano.

Latin American Practice Leaders


Maddie Kadas

 CossaLI Russell Fraker