The world is on a fast trajectory towards a more sustainable future. This journey will lead to increased environmental and sustainability regulation across all sectors of the economy.
We can help you to identify and harness the opportunities arising from changing environmental and sustainability regulation and ensure that your company is ready to achieve full compliance.
Our team provides commercial and market-focussed advice to clients in a range of sectors, including in particular manufacturing clients, energy and waste companies, oil and gas operators and construction companies.
Risk management on purchase or sale of companies or assets, including due diligence and drafting and negotiating warranties and indemnities in sale and purchase documentation
Advice on sale of land, change of use and development
Interaction with Regulators
Defence of criminal prosecutions and assistance with regulator interaction, particularly in the context of compliance with complicated end of waste regulations
Assistance with waste management, permitting and defence of waste-related prosecutions
Surface and groundwater discharges and contamination
Including changes to discharge limits in permits and guidance on next steps after breaches of permits
Air emissions and implications of changes to baseline conditions in permits
Extended Producer Responsibility
Assistance with extended producer responsibility regulations for waste electronics, packaging and batteries regulation
Chemicals regulation and the implications of Brexit and REACH for UK and European manufacturers, exporters and downstream users
Decommissioning of onshore and offshore assets, management of waste from installations and permit surrender
Nuisance and Negligence
Defence of nuisance and negligence issues associated with noise, dust and odour
Environmental permitting, during day to day operations, site closure and mothballing
Carbon Trading and Reporting
Carbon reporting, carbon trading and guidance on steps to reach net-zero carbon emissions and TCFD targets