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Vito Verna C.


CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 110
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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Plastics and pack­aging laws in Peru
1. What is the gen­er­al le­gis­lat­ive frame­work reg­u­lat­ing pack­aging and plastic waste in your jur­is­dic­tion? Since 2018, in the Re­pub­lic of Perú, the main source of le­gis­la­tion cov­er­ing pack­aging and...
me­di­um What is GEORGE? GEORGE is the most in­nov­at­ive Leg­al­Tech pro­pos­al of CMS Grau, which of­fers this product to our cli­ents in part­ner­ship with our stra­tegic part­ner Dertec, who is re­spons­ible for the...
Reg­u­la­tion of En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion in the Elec­tric activ­it­ies
On Ju­ly 7, 2019, Su­preme De­cree No. 014-2019-EM was pub­lished in the of­fi­cial news­pa­per "El Peru­ano", which ap­proves the Reg­u­la­tion for En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion in Elec­tric­al Activ­it­ies and re­peals Su­preme...
Min­istry of En­ergy and Mines stand­ard­izes the Cri­ter­ia for cases on which...
On May 10th, 2019 Vice-min­is­teri­al Res­ol­u­tion N° 007-2019-MEM/VMH was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette “El Peru­ano”, ap­prov­ing the “Cri­ter­ia for the ap­plic­a­tion of sec­tion 42-A of the Reg­u­la­tions...
On Janu­ary the 5th was pub­lished in the of­fi­cial gaz­ette "El Peru­ano" the Su­preme De­cree N° 002-2019-EM, which ap­proved the Reg­u­la­tions for Cit­izens Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the ex­e­cu­tion of Hy­dro­car­bon Activ­it­ies...
New En­vir­on­ment­al Reg­u­la­tion for Hy­dro­car­bon Activ­it­ies
As part of a big­ger le­gis­lat­ive pack­age that in­cludes the re­vamp­ing of the Hy­dro­car­bon Law- ex­pec­ted to be ap­proved in the Per­uvi­an Con­gress in the next weeks - on Septem­ber 7th, was pub­lished the Su­preme...