Environmental compliance and liability issues are increasingly important considerations in most industries, whether engaged in evidently hazardous activities or not. As a result of increasing international emphasis on environmental concerns, regulatory demands continue to broaden on domestic and European levels. Ever growing environmental compliance issues affect processes and products, while liability issues have a strong impact on business transactions in many industries.
The SORAINEN Environmental Practice is a trusted advisor for many industries in matters of environmental law, regulation and practice. The firm’s lawyers offer an excellent combination of technical understanding, regulatory experience, entrepreneurial thinking, and regional perspective to manage environmental risk and to smooth transactional undertakings.
SORAINEN is recommended for its Environmental Practice by international directories such as The Legal 500 (“their team operated 24/7 if necessary and thought both legally, but commercially”) and Chambers Europe (“clients praise the efficient and timely service”).
SORAINEN offers expertise in all key environmental areas in the Baltic States and Belarus, including:
- health, environment and safety (HES) regulation and permits;
- chemicals regulation, including regulation, evaluation, authorisation of chemical substances (REACH), biocides and detergents;
- environmental liability;
- natural resources;
- green technology;
- emissions trading;
- nature protection;
- waste management, including waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), regulation of hazardous substances (RoHS), end of life vehicles (ELV);
- transaction advice;
- environmental disputes and litigation.
The regional head of the SORAINEN Environmental Practice is Ģirts Rūda, whose contacts appear below.
Local heads of the SORAINEN Environmental Practice are: