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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

Road weaving through the middle of a large, green rainforest

Publications: 26 January 2023

Podcast: Environmental and sustainability outlook 2023

Join our global environmental and sustainability experts as we discuss the trends and outlook across some of our major jurisdictions for 2023. We look at developments across the UK, Europe,…

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Glass buildings

Publications: 24 January 2023

EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive: The countdown has started

Following complex negotiations in Brussels, the EU has finally approved the long-awaited Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (the CSRD).

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Forest birds eye view

Publications: 18 January 2023

EU agrees on new deforestation-free regulation

Operators and traders of commodities such as coffee, cocoa and wood should start preparing for the new EU Regulation on deforestation-free supply chains. The new Regulation requires detailed due…

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Publications: 12 January 2023

Sustainability disclosures – opening Pandora’s box?

The ESG reporting landscape has accelerated significantly in the past five years, with the nature and scale of reporting requirements changing. This article discusses recent trends around entity-level…

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Recognition