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Allen & Overy advises on all aspects of the regulation of waste and waste management activities, including the definition and classification of waste, permitting requirements, the transfrontier shipment of waste, licensing and national and local regulatory issues.

Our experience also includes advising on waste projects utilising a variety of technologies including energy from waste and anaerobic digestion plants. We also have extensive experience of advising on the acquisition and disposal of businesses in the waste management industry and in waste related litigation.

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Bird's eye view, trees

Publications: 25 May 2023

Climate transition plans - charting a greener future

Climate transition plan – do you have one? Mandatory disclosure of climate transition plans is on the horizon – with the UK Government announcing its goal to set a ‘gold-standard’, and appointing the…

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View of treetops

Publications: 23 May 2023

UK Green Finance Strategy - what to expect in 2023

In what was dubbed ‘Energy Security Day’, on 30th March 2023, the UK Government released an extensive suite of publications outlining plans to support the country’s legally binding net-zero target by…

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A large road intersection surrounded by green shrubs

Publications: 17 May 2023

European Commission publishes proposal for the Green Claims Directive

It’s not easy being green: the European Commission has published its long-awaited proposal for the Green Claims Directive to enhance consumer protection against greenwashing.

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Aerial view of dock

News: 17 May 2023

Allen & Overy Joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Today, the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (the Center) and global law firm Allen & Overy formalized their collaboration by signing a partnership agreement. With this agreement,…

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