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 & insights
Publications: 21 SEPTEMBER 2021
On 10 September 2021 the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee proposed a range of green energy tax incentives (the “Bill”) to be enacted through the budget reconciliation process. The chairman of the…Read more
Publications: 10 AUGUST 2021
Kelly Sporn writes in The Banker.Read more
Publications: 04 AUGUST 2021
The new principal adverse impacts or PAI regime is one of the most challenging elements of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). It will require relevant firms to provide…Read more
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