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 22 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.

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.

International publications have recognized his expertise. Chambers and Partners has named him “Up & Coming” in the Environmental practice. The Legal 500 has named him “Next Generation Partner” in the same practice, due to his technical knowledge and recognition by his clients and peers.

He is a member of the Galicia’s Sustainability Committee.