A guide to product stewardship and environmental law

1 Our environment team We offer clear, commercial advice and guidance on a wide range of environmental issues including product stewardship, emissions, contaminated land, environmental permitting and waste. We advise a range of international clients including real estate developers, industrial operators and lenders. Our team of specialist lawyers cover all aspects of environmental law, working closely with our clients’ in-house lawyers, compliance experts and commercial decision-makers to develop clear strategies and provide robust advice. Our expertise includes: • product regulation: offeringpractical advice in relation toEuropean-based legislation such asREACH,WEEEandROHS • real estate: advising on the apportionment of liability for known and unknown contaminants, mitigating land contamination risks and negotiating remediation contracts • planning: advising on permitting and environmental impact assessment issues such as air pollution, nature conservation and noise • litigation: judicial and statutory reviews challenging the grant and refusal of consents and adoption of policy • tax: landfill taxes and climate change levy advice • construction: energy performance of buildings and noise pollution • renewables: advisingon thedevelopment, acquisition and fundingofwind farms, solar farms, biofuel andbiomass projects, waste- to-energy andgas firedpower stations • regulation: defending criminal prosecutions and regulatory enforcement notices in relation to asbestos management and health and safety issues • strategic advice: advising on appropriate site surveys and accessing environmental information. “Enthusiastic and incredibly competent” Chambers UK 2015 Stay in touch Follow us on twitter @SH_EnviroPlan to keep track of further news and insights into environmental and planning law issues in the EU, and keep watch for our “Top Ten” series #10ThingsSH