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Shale Gas Projects

Shale gas is now widely recognised as a potentially game-changing energy source in certain regions of the World.

However, shale gas exploration is not without controversy. Our team of EHS regulatory lawyers, have specific and practical expertise in advising on the developing regulatory frameworks governing shale gas across Europe. We advise on issues such as the:

  • strategic planning and management of projects
  • requirements for EHS permits including mining waste permits, environmental permits and greenhouse gas permits
  • planning aspects of a project
  • need for environmental impact assessment (and its scope)
  • negotiating with regulatory authorities
  • management of NGO and security risks (including the potential for Judicial Reviews (in the English courts))
  • pre-application stage of a project
  • obtaining relevant permits and licences
  • mitigating commercial risks arising from shale developments

News & insights

Columns

Publications: 14 JUNE 2021

Access to environmental justice in Flanders in light of the Aarhus Regulation review: Contradiction or alignment?

Recently, the Flemish Government published a proposal amending the functioning of inter alia the Council for Permit Disputes (a regional administrative court), which also has procedural ramifications…

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A solar energy panel reflecting sunlight

News: 18 MAY 2021

A&O takes part in €100m green fund by EIB-SBI to support climate action in India

Allen & Overy took part in establishing Neev Fund II, a joint commitment by the State Bank of India and the European Investment Bank to support climate action in India.

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Publications: 13 MAY 2021

Sustainability linked lending in the leveraged finance market

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters have long been a talking point in the leveraged finance market, but the end of 2020 and the first few months of 2021 have seen deal flow take off for…

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Publications: 11 MAY 2021

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

An EU-wide sustainability reporting standard has been proposed by the European Commission ahead of a possible new international reporting standard on sustainability. The EU proposals expand the scope…

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