Our Environment and Planning practice is one of the strongest teams in Australia, dedicated to advising clients in both the private and public sector on all facets of environment, planning and climate change law, domestically and around the world.
Our global environmental law team understands that clients seeking high-quality legal advice require lawyers with an in-depth understanding of environmental laws, policy and regulation, both domestically and around the world.
From air and water pollution, land contamination, habitat protection and climate change to sustainability, energy efficiency, waste minimization and use of renewables, our environmental lawyers know the importance of properly navigating environmental issues and risk mitigation for successful business operations. Now more than ever, businesses cannot afford to ignore these issues as non-compliance can lead to criminal liability (both corporate and individual) and significant financial and reputational issues.
Our lawyers collaborate with in-house teams and technical practitioners to provide broad legal advice on environmental processes, as well as risk management strategies. We have extensive experience in environmental litigation matters, government enforcement actions, regulatory interpretations and environmental administrative civil and criminal proceedings.
We also are skilled at evaluating environmental impacts and liabilities associated with real estate and business transactions, including drafting indemnification and other contractual terms to protect against the impact of environmental and toxic tort liabilities. We are skilled at negotiating with relevant regulatory authorities, and our global footprint means we can provide a “one-stop shop” for global businesses.Show more