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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

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy: A turning point?

Publications: 09 JULY 2020

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy: A turning point?

On 8 July 2020, the Commission published its “strategic roadmap” for “building a hydrogen economy for a climate-neutral Europe”. This is one of the key actions of the EU “Green Deal” initially…

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Publications: 04 JUNE 2020

Environmental priorities at the heart of Europe’s Covid-19 coronavirus Recovery Plan

Last week, the European Commission unveiled a EUR750 billion plan to help the European Union recover from the Covid-19 pandemic (the Recovery Plan)1.  Touted as “Europe’s moment”, the Commission has…

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Publications: 20 MAY 2020

How will the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic affect the European ESG agenda?

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has brought into sharp focus the immediate economic priorities for governments and businesses. Where does this leave the environmental, social and governance (ESG)…

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Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2018

Bank ordered to disclose suspicious activity reports to customer

Lonsdale v National Westminster Bank [2018] EWHC 1843 (QB) (18 July 20181)  A bank was ordered to disclose, to a customer, suspicious activity reports (SARs) that the bank had sent to the National…

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