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EHS Regulatory

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. 

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News: 09 FEBRUARY 2021

Advising the Equator Principles Association on its Equator Principles 4 guidance for incorporating environmental and social considerations into loan documentation

LONDON/NEW YORK: A multi-jurisdictional team of A&O lawyers has advised the Equator Principles Association on its latest Guidance Notes for incorporating environmental and social considerations into…

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Publications: 27 JUNE 2019

French cannabis committee unveils recommendations for medical cannabis pilot programme in France

Yesterday, the French specialised committee on cannabis (CSST), which was established in mid-2018, held its last meeting and presented its final recommendations for the implementation of a medical…

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Publications: 12 JUNE 2019

Medical cannabis in France: Latest state of play

Following the penultimate meeting of the specialised committee on cannabis (CSST) established by the French National Agency of Medicine and Health Products Safety (ANSM) (see our previous blog posts…

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Publications: 14 MARCH 2019

Belgium considers creation of cannabis agency

On 27 February 2019, the Belgian Parliamentary Health Committee adopted almost unanimously a resolution which facilitates the creation of a cannabis agency.

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