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Environment & Climate Change

12 November 2018
Sandra Kasper Parliament adopts comprehensive environmental package

Austria - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Parliament recently adopted a new comprehensive environmental package comprising the Aarhus Participation Act, an amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act and an amendment to the Federal Environmental Liability Act. With the new package, the legislature has attempted to manage the difficult act of balancing the necessary legal adaptations of administrative procedural law with EU law and creating a business environment that is nevertheless competitive.

Authors: Sandra Kasper, Philipp Strondl
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Recent updates

Tim Clipstone Guernsey Green Fund – environmentally friendly wrapper

Guernsey - Ogier

Author: Tim Clipstone
Brenda A Rogel Salgado President elect publishes new environmental agenda

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Authors: Brenda A Rogel Salgado, Jeanett Trad Nacif, Mario Jorge Yanez, Javier Camacho
Jan Erik Janssen New milestones to combat climate change

Netherlands - Stek Advocaten BV

Authors: Jan Erik Janssen, Patou Courtens
Michael Lips Federal Supreme Court rules on allocation of clean-up costs for contaminated sites

Switzerland - Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

Authors: Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher
Samuel B Boxerman CEQ requests comment on how to update National Environmental Policy Act implementing regulations

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

Authors: Samuel B Boxerman, Jim Wedeking


Global Counsel Awards 2019

Call for nominations

We are conducting confidential research on corporate counsel for the 13th annual Global Counsel Awards. The purpose of the awards is to identify those in-house counsel, both teams and individuals, that excel in their specific roles. To nominate an in-house team and/or individual, as well as a general counsel, that has particularly impressed you over the past 12 months, please complete this short online questionnaire – it should only take a few minutes.

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Upcoming event

IBA - African Regional Conference on the Environment

29-30 November 2018 – Cape Town, South Africa

This new conference will look at a range of environmental issues in Africa, including the future of the region’s water supply, wildlife conservation, maritime issues and climate change.

For more details go to: