Environmental law is a key regulatory framework of increasing importance for a number of industries.
The regulations are typically complex and influenced by international regulations, hereunder EU regulations. We assist undertakings with various authorisation bodies, especially in connection with applications for permits, emission trading, carbon capture and/or storage, imposition of environmental measures and studies and investigations.
Environmental law issues are also relevant for private parties, especially liability for and risk of pollution and possible compensation in the event of pollution damage. When buying or selling a property or business, the buyer should always evaluate whether to perform an environmental law due diligence, and we often undertake such assignment, usually in connection with an interdisciplinary team of for example biologists or engineers.
Lawyers on our team have experience from the Appeal Body for Access to Environmental Information and The Norwegian Bar Association’s climate- and environmental legislative committee.