Nicholson y Cano

Horacio Paya



Practice Areas

(54 11) 4872 1604




Extensive experience as in-house and external counsel for businesses in Environmental. Legal Manager, Pérez Companc S.A. (Oil Company), 1995-2004. Part of the team that implemented the environmental, quality, hygiene and safety management system in all the companies of the Group. ISO 14.001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001. Internal auditor ISO 14.001 (Det Norske Veritas, April 2000).

Education and Recognitions


Lawyer. School of Law and Political Sciences, “Santa María de los Buenos Aires” Argentine Catholic University. Honors Degree (1989).

Master in Environmental Law. (LL.M in Environmental Law) Pace University, White Plains, New York, USA (1993)

Management Development Program: IAE – Austral University (2001)

Recognitions and Memberships

“Editorial El Derecho” Award (1989).

Fulbright Scholarship, granted by J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the US Bureau of Information (1992)

Feldshuh Fellowship granted by The Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Pace University (New York) (1992)

Relevant Experience

The Department of Environmental Law in our Law Office is engaged in environmental counseling, as well as environmental law suits.

We provide advisory services to companies in environmental issues related to stock purchase and real estate operations.

We carry out legal compliance audits in industrial plants, to certify ISO 14.001 norm, or to keep it updated.


Last Publications

“Environmental Law: Determining Element in Business Management,” Empresa y Medio Ambiente Magazine, Year 3, No. 18, October/November 1996.

“Obstacles in Current Water Pollution Legislation”, Pace Environmental Law Review, Volume 13, Number 2, 1996.

“Minimum Requirements in Environmental Impact Assessment,” published in “DEBATES” of the Argentine Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEADS), 2000.

“Spontaneous Compliance of Environmental Rules: Incidence of Environmental Management Systems,” part of the publication made by FARN in the International Conference on the Application and Compliance of Environmental Rules in Latin America, May 2002.

“Act 25,512 on Comprehensive Management of Industrial Waste and Service Activities. Commented,” EL DERECHO, November 18, 2002.

“Relationship between Man and the Environment,” EL DERECHO, January 23, 2005.

“Judicial Competence to Hear Crimes Established by Act 24,051,” Environmental Law Magazine, LEXIS NEXIS January/March 2005.

“Relationship between Restrictions Established by Administrative Rules and Crime Described by Act 24,051,” EL DERECHO, February 5, 2007.

“International Climate Policy and Developing Countries’ National Development Policies: A Necessary Link for a Successful International Agreement”, presented in the “Climate Law and Developing Countries post 2012” Conference held at the University of Ottawa in September 2008 (Not published).

“A Uniform Regulation of Environmental Aspects in Hydrocarbon Activities is Possible,” published by RADEHM, Year II, Number 8 (February-April 2016).