Begonia Filgueira is a director in the Environmental, Safety & Health Practice, based in the London office.

She started her career in international law firms in London, and now has more than 25 years’ experience advising companies, governments and the United Nations Environment Programme on regulatory law, risk and compliance.

Begonia joined the firm having most recently worked at a multinational professional services firm on several CSRD and CS3D engagements for US- and UK-headquartered global clients. Her legal and commercial expertise places her in a unique position to advise on the application and impact of EU law on UK and US businesses.

She has advised general counsel and chief sustainability officers on environmental, social and governance risks for a number of years, including providing legal advice to the food and beverage, financial, energy and maritime sectors.

Begonia is recognised as an expert in her field and has been asked to provide evidence to UK Parliamentary Committees on the impact Brexit could have on the UK environmental regulatory framework. She participated in setting up the new UK environmental regulator, the Office for Environmental Protection.

Begonia has a particular interest in the circular economy and supports businesses in their transition to net zero.

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  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, LL.B. and LL.M, 1997
  • University College, London, LL.B. (Hons.), 1993


  • England and Wales, 2007
  • Vigo, 1997

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, IEMA


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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