Environment & Natural Resources

Legal Care for the Future

Businesses face increasing regulatory pressure to address the environmental impact of their operations. We combine thorough legal knowledge with a strategic viewpoint to tackle challenging issues. Companies often need legal support in a wide range of matters involving environmental and natural resources law, including obtaining the necessary permits, regulatory and compliance advise, and legal support in commercial transactions and litigation.

Key contacts

  • Legal assistance in obtaining environmental permits 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment 
  • Environmental and regulatory compliance, including in corporate transactions
  • Environmental due diligence in real estate transactions, review of environmental permits and related liabilities
  • Waste management operations (such as waste collection, transporting, utilisation, etc.) and regulation of storage, handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes (management of hazardous waste)
  • Environmental permits (water use, permit for waste water discharge, complex permits for the construction of new facilities as well as for the expansion and operation of existing ones)
  • Mining and natural resources regulations 
  • Environmental litigation
‘‘A brilliant team of professionals, able to provide excellent service and meet tough deadlines.’’ – Legal 500

Deep Dive into Topics that Matter to You

Making complex projects happen is hard work at the best of times. From the development and construction of private projects to long-term public partnership and concessions, DPC experts will explore every aspect of the rapidly expanding environmental legislation to minimize cost and risk for your business. As the environmental protection is integrated in various sectoral policies, we dive deep into industries such as mining, energy, transport, construction, agriculture, tourism, and others, to ensure that your business is compliant and well-protected.

Work highlights

Windkraft Simonsfeld AG - advising on all matters related to due diligence on the land plots, land acquisition, zoning, grid connection and environmental approvals. Our team was also engaged in a complex corporate restructuring and renewal of the company’s license for producing electricity

‘‘I was impressed by the lawyers’ competency, dedication and energy.’’ – Legal 500

Finding the Right Balance

Securing the protection of environment and the rational utilisation of the minerals and the natural resources is primordial for the success of every project as the liability for breach of environmental laws and permits can be administrative, civil, and criminal.  

Our legal team understands the strategy behind business, which is why DPC is among the leading choice of legal counsel for companies looking to protect and defend their rights. Our full-service practice offers clients an unparalleled level of expertise and service in the area of environmental law and natural resources.

Work highlights

VM Petroleum - Full legal assistance in the development and commissioning of more than 20 petrol stations in different parts of the country

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