For businesses and local authorities, environment law is not only a question of abiding by standards, it also impacts their image and governance.
Regulation of industrial activities (facilities classified for environmental protection (ICPE), IPPC directives, Seveso, IED, REACH regulations, CLP, etc.); law relating to water, waste, climate change, green spaces, flora and fauna; corporate social responsibility, environmental management systems (EMAS, ISO 14000 standards); etc.: laws applicable to the environment and sustainable development are proliferating and becoming increasingly complex, in particular under the leadership of the European Union.
Gide offers practical solutions that meet the needs of its French and international client base on regulatory and litigation issues, as well as on property transactions and merger & acquisition operations.
Regulatory assistance on all questions relating to an activity, a product or a project at all stages of their life cycle (authorisation, production, operation, transport, end or sale of the activity)
Strategic advice on risk analysis, procedural choices, crisis management according to legal, administrative and local contexts
Transactional support: negotiation of environmental clauses, due diligence, procedures with inspection authorities, management of environmental risks in mergers and acquisitions, sales, financing, restructuring operations or site conversions
Representation in environmental disputes before various courts and arbitration tribunals
Review of a local plan for the prevention and management of non-hazardous waste
Acquisition of a fertiliser-manufacturing company
Acquisition of a rum-producing company
Renovating the industrial site of an automotive manufacturer
For a railway operator: reducing its flammable substance storage capacities
Opening an account in the European climate registry
Representation before a criminal court of a food company’s CEO for pollution of a waterway