Businesses are increasingly subject to environmental and related regulation, as well as regulatory scrutiny, which is evidencing itself through increasing enforcement efforts by the relevant authorities, which could result in both civil and criminal claims.

The focus on issues to consider are rapidly evolving, driven by environmental and climate change, requiring a flexible approach.

We assist clients in various industry sectors to assess their conduct and procedures to manage risk with a view to ensuring compliance with the applicable regulation, as well as with investigations and enforcement proceedings in circumstances where they are alleged to be in breach of such regulation.

Our lawyers are specifically qualified in these matters and draw expertise from other teams within the firm having gained experience through their involvement in complementary matters, such as energy, renewables, construction, projects and health and safety.

We ensure a good understanding of our clients’ business and liaise closely with technical consultants to constantly deliver advice which is legally sound and operationally practical.

Our expertise in this area includes:

  • Environmental litigation and enforcement
  • compliance and regulatory advice;
  • advice on treaties and multilateral agreements
  • advice on potential financial aid for environmental projects