Environmental Health and Safety Regulation and Compliance Law
We advise businesses across a variety of sectors on regulatory, permitting and compliance related issues.
Particular areas of strength include air and water pollution, waste management and shipment, land contamination, noise abatement and hazardous substances.
The global slowdown has led to significant corporate restructuring, plant closures and mothballing. Environmental issues are often a key consideration in these decisions given the need to minimise the environmental legacy and eliminate longer term risks.
We advise on health and safety issues in transactions and on a stand-alone basis. This ranges from strategic issues concerning board-level health and safety responsibilities to practical guidance over health and safety issues, relationships with contractors and health and safety-related proceedings.
We also assist on measures to prevent bribery and corruption issues connected to environmental and wider compliance matters.
News and insights
Publications: 09 June 2022
On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed rule and form amendments that, if adopted, would require specific, additional disclosures regarding environmental, social,…
Publications: 08 June 2022
On June 6, the Biden Administration announced a two-year duty exemption for solar products from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (together, CMTV), as well as authorization for the use of the…
Publications: 06 June 2022
We are honored to have assisted ISDA with a white paper which further explores the voluntary carbon markets in the context of U.S. legal and regulatory considerations.
Publications: 02 June 2022
There is a growing global focus from a broad spectrum of stakeholders across the global economy on how to avoid, reduce, and remove greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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