Carlos Escoto

Carlos is an environmental lawyer who brings sophisticated regulatory and sustainability acumen to the most challenging transactions and projects in the market. He joined Galicia Abogados in 2013 as an associate in the Environmental practice of the firm. With over nineteen years of experience, he is a recognized specialist in the development of infrastructure, renewable energies, oil & gas, mining, manufacturing industries and tourism projects.

Since joining Galicia’s Environmental practice in 2013, he has focused on drafting, enacting and the enforcement of environmental policy and regulation, and on the environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions and financing projects.

He has participated in some of the most complex operations in recent years, such as Actis’ purchase of Intergen’s energy portfolio, Abertis and GIC’s acquisition of 70% of Goldman Sachs’ stake in Red de Carreteras de Occidente, and the International Finance Corporation and Bancomext’s financing of the Potrero Solar power plant, currently being developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). Recently, Carlos has been committed to the implementation of ESG aspects in such high-profile operations.

Carlos’ leadership skills and project management experience make a real difference for clients, particularly when heading multidisciplinary teams undertaking environmental impact assessments for complex oil, energy, mining and tourism projects.

He obtained his law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and holds a Master in Science in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London (UCL), where he studied as a British Chevening Scholar. Furthermore, he is a LEAD Fellow, after completing his specialization studies at the Colegio de México (COLMEX) as part of the XVIth Cohort of this international program in 2012.

Carlos has been recognized in international rankings, such as Legal 500, as a rising star in his field of practice.