Beccar Varela incorporated Dr. Manuel Frávega as a partner to lead the firm’s Environmental Law and Climate Change Department. Most recently, Manuel served as Environment Regional Senior Manager for Tenaris, a multinational steel company subsidiary of the Techint Group, a world leader in the production of steel tubes.
The firm’s managing partner, Horacio E. Beccar Varela, states that the team is very excited about the arrival of Manuel, who “in addition to being a talented professional with extensive experience in environmental law, has expertise that combines both the business criteria and the perspective of an external counsel, and a significant career in the public sector. His leadership will also greatly contribute to our commitment to ESG issues, whether in legal guidance to clients or for our firm’s corporate sustainability objectives.” For his part, Manuel affirms: “It is an honor for me to join Beccar Varela’s outstanding team; I am very grateful for the invitation. With my strong passion for the environmental agenda – aligned with the values that characterize the firm-, I aim to provide excellent service in synergy with all the firm’s partners to add value to our clients’ needs on this unique, growing, and pressing issue for our country and for the region”.
Manuel is a lawyer graduated from Universidad Católica Argentina (2008). From the same university, he obtained his Specialization in Environmental Law (2014, with honors). He obtained a master’s degree in Business Law from the Universidad de San Andrés (2017, with honors), a postgraduate degree in Corporate and Institutional Affairs Management from the Universidad Católica Argentina (2019, with honors), and a degree in Circular Economy from the UTN – Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (2021).
Prior to joining Beccar Varela, Manuel served as Environment Regional Senior Manager for Tenaris (2020-2022), a position in which he provided advice to the company not only on environmental law but also on environmental management (ISO 14000), climate change, sustainability, CSR, training, audits, among others. In the public sector, he served as Undersecretary of Environmental Control and Evaluation of the Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development (Government of the Province of Buenos Aires) (2017-2019). Previously, he worked at Techint Group as a Senior Counsel in charge of the Environmental Law Department (2011-2017). Manuel participated as Vice President of the Environment Commission of the UIA – Argentine Industrial Union (2016-2017). He began his career at the law firm Marval O’Farrell Mairal.