Environment Multi-jurisdictional Guide

Global insight from leading lawyers in comparative guides to the law worldwide

The Environment Multi-jurisdictional Guide combines practical information on topical cross-border environment issues and country-specific Q&As on environment law and practice. Whether you are looking for practical information on environmental legislation and regulatory authorities, permitting regimes for water or air pollution, or national targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Q&As give an invaluable structured overview of the key issues, legal system and laws in multiple jurisdictions around the world.

Clifford Chance and Practical Law would like to thank Kevin Green, Growth Market Team Senior Counsel of IBM Middle East and Africa, for his Foreword to this guide. He provides an in-house insight into the impact of environmental laws and the importance of compliance with them.

Clifford Chance's Global Environment Group is made up of over 60 lawyers based in 25 offices. The group provides specialist expertise in Environmental and Health & Safety law across the spectrum of transactional, regulatory advisory and enforcement, and litigation contexts.

Clifford Chance acts for household name corporates in a wide range of industrial sectors including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, drink and consumer goods manufacturing. The firm also acts for some of the biggest players in the energy and infrastructure sector.

More information on the Global Environment Group can be found at www.cliffordchance.com/environment.

Practical Law would like to thank the following Clifford Chance offices for sharing their expertise and knowledge of their Global Environment landscape:

Country Q&A Contributing firm
Argentina Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Australia Clifford Chance
Belgium Clifford Chance
Brazil Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Canada Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Chile Urrutia & Cia Abogados
China Jun He
Czech Republic Clifford Chance
Denmark Bech-Bruun
France Clifford Chance
Germany Clifford Chance
Hong Kong Gide Loyrette Nouel
India M V Kini & Co
Ireland A&L Goodbody
Italy Clifford Chance
Japan Nishimura & Asahi
Mexico Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez SC
The Netherlands Clifford Chance
Poland Clifford Chance
Russian Federation Baker & McKenzie
South Africa Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc
South Korea Lee & Ko
Spain Clifford Chance
Turkey Çakmak Avukatlik Bürosu
UK (England and Wales) Clifford Chance
United States Sive, Paget & Riesel, PC
Member Job Title and Organisation
Tim Clare Principal Consultant, Environ
Ursula Schliessner Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Kevin Green Solicitor, IMT Counsel, United Kingdom & Ireland, IBM UK
Stephanie Hanson Legal Adviser, Carbon Trust
William L Thomas Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Bill Brownell Partner, Hunton & Williams
Michael Coxall Senior Professional Support Lawyer, Clifford Chance


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