Our firm is consolidated by a team of specialized lawyers with broad experience in National Waters, who provide reliable advice to our clients, both in Mexico and abroad.

At VILA, we are highly committed to our clients. We offer wide-ranging legal services with a high degree of expertise and experience.

Its founding partners have extensive experience in National Waters, having performed outstandingly within CONAGUA (National Water Commission, by its initials in Spanish), in the Bureau of Water Administration and its Legal Management Department.

Our lawyers have more than 9 years of experience in the private sector, attending matters related to the National Water Commission, for different companies and parties in the field, being chosen in 2011 to participate in the panel of experts on national waters, to address the drought of the State of Sinaloa, with an outstanding performance that created agreements and legal actions to deal with the emergency state from said drought.  

 

I. ADVICE AND CONSULTANCY

Regarding concessions for the exploitation and usage of volumes of water from surface and underground sources, as well as all legal procedures related to them, such as; Drilling Permits, Volume Relocations, Usage Changes, Rights Assignments, etc.

Obtaining Certificates of No Impact, Construction permits in channel and processing, as well as the correct administration of federal zones.

Implementation of strategies to avoid the expiration of volumes, as well as the correct administration of their concessions.

Management with irrigation modules and districts, as well as verification of correct inclusion in the register of users of the corresponding concession title.

Feasibility studies for obtaining new concessions, and the location of volumes in case it is required to acquire them by an assignment of right, when the point of exploitation is in a closed area or without availability.

 

II. DEFENSE AND TAX / ADMINSITRATIVE LITIGATION

Regarding national waters

Attention to administrative procedures by the water administration, to monitor compliance with the concessions, as well as the litigation that may arise from it, such as suspensions, revocations or fines contained in the National Waters Law.

Attention to visits and / or requirements by the tax coordination department, as well as the defense in the event that tax credits are determined for non-compliance in the payment of rights of use, exploitation or discharge of national waters or national assets.

Administrative litigation and Amparo Trials against the refusal concession issuance, or excess response times by the authority.

 

RELEVANT CASES:

Various nullification procedures of tax credits and administrative sanctions for companies in which water and its concessions are essential assets, such as:

SUKARNE

CEUTA PRODUCE

FARMERS BEST

AGRICULTURAL RABAGO

LOS MOCHIS SUGAR COMPANY