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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 and insights

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Publications: 26 January 2023

Podcast: Environmental and sustainability outlook 2023

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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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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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