Next Miami seminar. Environmental liability laws: An emerging concern for businesses in Latin America

Polluter pay regulations that hold operators responsible for damages to the environment are well established in the USA and, more recently, in the EU.

There have been recent important developments in Latin America that are changing the environmental liability landscape, including development and implementation of an environmental court system in Chile (under law 20600 in 2012 creating Tribunales Ambientales) and recently enacted legislation in Mexico on environmental liability modeled after the EU Liability Directive and Spanish Law.

In this seminar we will discuss some key technical “lessons learned” drawing upon environmental cleanup and environmental liabilities under natural resource damages regulations of the USA and EU and will identify issues and concerns that may arise as Latin American countries adopt similar liability regimes.


Date: 4 th November 2014


5:15 pm Registration

5.30 pm Conference

6:00 Informal discussion

6:15 Networking

Where: Malbec Room of Novecento 1414 Brickell Ave, FL 33131

Registration deadline: November 3th at 1:00PM. Only 40 available tickets.

To register, please send an email to:

Also by LinkedIn:  View David Roig’s profile

Cost for this event: Free

Casual attire


Speaker bios:


Mr. Pieter Booth is a Principal in Exponent’s EcoSciences practice with 28 years of experience as an environmental scientist and program manager specializing in ecotoxicology and risk assessment, natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), and restoration of natural systems.  He has conducted environmental audits in support of insurers regarding emergency response and cleanup and environmental restoration in Peru and Ecuador and has active projects in Chile, Brazil, Guyana, Peru, and Jamaica.


Dr. Nicholas Gard  is a Managing Scientist in Exponent’s Ecological and Biological Sciences practice and is based in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Gard has more than 25 years of experience in ecology, environmental toxicology, and wildlife biology. He has managed or conducted natural resource damage assessments (NRDA), ecological risk assessments (ERA), site reconnaissance visits, environmental impact assessments, and habitat evaluations in a variety of terrestrial, wetland, estuarine, and marine ecosystems both in the United States and internationally.


Company profile:


Exponent ( is a leading scientific and engineering consulting firm that provides solutions to complex technical problems. Our multi-disciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants performs in-depth investigations in more than 90 technical disciplines. We analyze failures and accidents to determine their causes and to understand how to prevent them, and we evaluate complex human health and environmental issues to find cost-effective solutions. Our integrated approach offers a multifaceted perspective that leads to insight, revelation, and innovative solutions that produce bottom-line results.

We pride ourselves on the high quality of our staff of approximately 1,000 employees. More than 700 are degreed technical professionals, and over 450 have earned an M.D. or Ph.D. Operating in 20 regional offices and 5 international locations, Exponent is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol EXPO. Exponent is certified to ISO 9001 and is authorized by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide professional engineering services.


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