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Vito Verna C.


CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 130
Miraflores, L18
Languages Spanish, English, Italian

Vito Verna is Partner and responsible for the environmental area of CMS Grau and specializes in prevention of environmental contingencies, management, policies and environmental regulation, as well as in the management of social conflicts related to environmental matters. In addition, Vito Verna became part of CMS Grau in 2011 for then to be promoted as a partner in 2014.

Before CMS Grau, Vito was consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) in legislation on solid waste management (September 2016 - April 2017); at the Ombudsman Office as Deputy Ombudsman for Social Conflicts and Governance, Deputy Ombudsman for the Environment, Public Services and Indigenous Peoples; Head of the Peoples Program; Chief of the Environment Area (August 2005 - December 2010); and at the Consultancy for CONAM - Advice on the FTA negotiations with the United States; development of standards: Preliminary Draft of the Law of the air; and, Directive for the implementation of the Regulation of the National Alert States for Air Pollutants, and Analysis of the current legal procedure to approve environmental standards; proposal for a new legal regulation, and providing support to the sectors in the implementation of the assumed commitments in the Annual Program of Environmental Quality Standards and Maximum Permissible Limits (April 2004 - July 2005).

Vito currently serves as a profesor of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) and the Universidad ESAN.

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Vito Verna is admired by clients for "his strong knowledge of all environmental issues, specifically of the mining industry." He specialises in management, policy and environmental regulation.

Chambers Latin America 2015

Memberships & Roles

  • Lima Bar Association (CAL)
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  • The ECA and the Environmental System. Article published in the magazine: "FORSETI Law Journal"; Virtual Edition No. 1, Dec 2016.
  • THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, nature, its necessity and criteria for its formulation. Article published in the Law Journal “Sociedad Jurídica” No. 3, 2016.
  • Law and Environmental Auditing. Article published in the law magazine "ADVOCATUS NO. 28", 2016.
  • Three AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REGULATION. Article published in the Law Journal of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú No. 70, June 2013.
  • The State´s Environmental Management. Article published in ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND COMPANY (Gestión Ambiental y Empresa). January 2012.
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Lectures list

  • "The new law and regulation of solid waste" - X Cycle of Conferences: Integral Management- Jorge Chávez International Airport, 05.06.18
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  • 2003 – Master's degree in Economics and Environmental Management, Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy.
  • 1997 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
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