Natalia Zuñiga

Senior Associate
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  • Biography

    Biography

    Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, with expertise in matters related to environment and public law. Natalia has studied a MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Her current research interests involve environmental regulation, political ecology, sustainable economies and environmental and social issues around natural resources. Specifically, she has been studying the illegal mining, deforestation and impacts to vulnerable people, thus she has published a few articles on that matter.

    Natalia has focused her practice on advising national and international companies, banks and financial entities in mergers and acquisitions, projects and financing, with focus on environmental issues for energy, fishing, mining, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Likewise, Natalia has been part of multidisciplinary teams creating strategies to mitigate and control environmental risks for relevant projects in Peru.

  • Experience

    Experience

    • Assist INNOVA AMBIENTAL in the new legal framework applicable to solid waste management, by (i) updating its matrix of obligations and responsibilities and (ii) preparing a permits matrix applicable to landfills.
    • Assist Olympic Perú Inc., Sucursal del Perú in regulatory and environmental advice on a regular basis in connection with the client’s operations in Block XIII (northern coast of Peru).
    • Advise Grupo Energía Bogotá in connection with the offering and sale of 73,807,653 ordinary shares of Grupo Energía Bogotá S.A. E.S.P. in the United States. (http://lexlatin.com/noticias/grupo-energia-bogota-ejecuta-oferta-global-de-acciones).
    • Advise MetLife in connection with a US$ 41'800,000.00 secured credit facility to Complejo Agroindustrial Beta. (https://lexlatin.com/noticia/prestamo-complejo-agroindustrial-beta-asesorado-miranda-amado-echecopar).

    Pro bono projects

    • "Vako Vako: vamos a concertar": Legal workshops to the members of two native communities located in Satipo, Junin, Peru.
    • Sinba Sura project: Legal advisory to the project called Sinba, which purpose is to transform organic wastes of Peruvian restaurants into high-qualify feed for animals.
  • Publications

    Publications

    Publications

    • Agnitio. (2019, May 7). No basta con pedir perdón: La interpretación de OEFA respecto a la causal de eximente de responsabilidad por subsanación voluntaria [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://agnitio.pe/articulo/la-interpretacion-de-oefa-respecto-a-la-causal-de-eximente-de-responsabilidad-por-subsanacion-voluntaria/
    • Agnitio. (2018, October 7). Abriendo las puertas a un nuevo proceso de adecuación ambiental [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://agnitio.pe/articulo/abriendo-las-puertas-a-un-nuevo-proceso-de-adecuacion-ambiental/
    • Agnitio. (2018, June 19) Si no lo puedes re usar, rehúsate a usarlo. [Blog post]. Retrieved from  http://agnitio.pe/articulo/si-no-lo-puedes-reusar-rehusate-a-usarlo/
    • Drago, I., & Zuñiga, N. (2018) Tras la búsqueda de la erradicación de la minería ilegal: Avances en el Ordenamiento Jurídico Peruano. Revista Advocatus N° 35, pp. 53–64.
    • IUS360. (2018, May 4). Un cambio en el clima: Ley Marco sobre Cambio Climático [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://ius360.com/notas/un-cambio-en-el-clima-ley-marco-sobre-cambio-climatico/
    • IUS360. (2018, February 18). Procesos sin consulta previa: ¿existe una solución correcta? [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://ius360.com/columnas/estudio-echecopar-asociado-a-baker-mckenzie-international/procesos-sin-consulta-previa-existe-una-solucion-correcta/
    • El Cristal Roto. (2016, November 8). La situación actual de la minería ilegal en el país: A 2 meses de culminar el Régimen de Saneamiento. [Blog post].
    • Lizárraga, D., & Zúñiga, N. (2016). Implementación de Proyectos de Servicios Ecosistémicos a Nivel Regional (Notas informativas, Ministerio de Agricultura) Retrieved from http://minagri.gob.pe/portal/download/pdf/rediagro/2016/notas/notas_octubre2016.pdf

    Conferences

    • THEMIS, panelist in the Third International Conference of Environmental Law, presenting about the relevant mechanisms to identify environmental liability in mining activities. - “Minería: mecanismos eficaces para encontrar la responsabilidad por daños al ecosistema.”
    • Círculo de Derecho Administrativo, panelist in the II Conference of Environmental Law, presenting about the situation of the ilegal mining activities in Natural Protected Areas. - “Avances y perspectivas en la relación entre minería informal e ilegal y áreas naturales protegidas.”
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Experience

    • Mid-Level Associate at Estudio Echecopar (2020).
    • Project assistant at Environment x Women’s Health created by Dr. Laura J Brown (2019).
    • Associate at Estudio Echecopar (2016 - 2019).
    • Intern at Estudio Echecopar (2013 - 2015).