Hector Velasco Perroni

Senior Counsel
Hector Velasco Perroni


Héctor Velasco Perroni is an environmental attorney and leads the firm's Mexico City Environmental Transactions Practice. Mr. Velasco Perroni has more than 12 years of experience in environmental law and focuses his practice on high-profile infrastructure developments and environmental matters for companies with operations in Mexico.

Mr. Velasco Perroni has a wide range of experience on environmental issues, including green economy and sustainability, climate change, Equator Principles, environmental liability, environmental impact and risk, hazardous materials and waste, transference and remediation of polluted sites, environmental assessments and audits, forestry law, protected areas, urbanization and all matters related to national waters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Velasco Perroni served as the main legal counsel for all environmental and social impact matters surrounding the development of a more than 400-kilometer (about 250-mile) natural gas pipeline that will connect Mexico's East and West coasts.

Mr. Velasco Perroni also has in-depth knowledge of the social impact requirements for energy projects in Mexico and has advised several infrastructure developers on proper indigenous communities consultation processes under the International Labour Organization's (ILO) 169 Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.

Mr. Velasco Perroni serves as head professor of Mexican Environmental Law and International Environmental Law at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.


  • Universidad Panamericana, LL.M.
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Mexico
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers Latin America - Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Environment, 2011-2017


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