Santiago Garrido de las Heras

Santiago Garrido de las Heras

Partner
Madrid

Email santiago.garrido@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 23

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Recommended for his "ability to propose real solutions and his practical and commercial vision".

Chambers Europe 2019

Santiago is the Head of the Regulatory and Environment practice in our Madrid office. He is a recognized expert in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change law, advising clients in the Energy, Natural Resources and other regulated sectors. Santiago is known for being a great problem-solver. He sees the connections between regulatory policies and business realities and has helped clients resolve challenging requirements with minimal corporate impact and find business opportunities when new regulatory obligations are imposed.

As part of his practice, Santiago also defends clients in court or administrative procedures, challenges legislation, and handles claims in civil, criminal, and administrative courts.

Santiago is recognized as a leading individual by the most prestigious international legal directories including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Acritas Stars, among others.

Awards and recognitions

2014-2020

Band 1 in Environment
Chambers Europe

2016-2020

Ranked in Energy & Natural Resources
Chambers Europe

2018-2020

Ranked in Public Law
Chambers Europe

2018-2019

Energy & Natural Resources (Spain)
Chambers Global

2020

Hall of fame for Environment
Legal 500 EMEA

2017-2019

Leading individual for Environment
Legal 500 EMEA

2019-2020

Projects and Energy
Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2020

Public Law
Legal 500 EMEA

2019-2020

Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Legal 500 EMEA

2017, 2019-2020

Acritas Star for Environment
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2019

Recommended Lawyer in Environmental Law
Expert Guides

2019

Environment
Who's Who Legal

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Master in Environmental Management and Policies, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Master in International Business Law, Instituto de Empresa (IE)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Madrid

Representative experience

Representing several multinational companies on administrative, civil and criminal proceedings related to liabilities regarding environmental damage.

Advising public and private entities in the field of waste.

Representation of various industrial companies in administrative and judicial procedures regarding energy, water supply, water disposal, waste treatment, air emissions, etc.

Representing a business association in challenging legislation regarding renewable energies.

Advising companies and business associations regarding climate change and emissions trading.

Defending a mining and metals company in a claim for pollution damages.

Challenging of acts and regulations regarding energy sector before the Spanish courts and the EU Court of Justice.

Ongoing advice to several promoters of renewable energy plants.

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