Areas of Practice

Environment

Environmental and regulatory compliance issues have become part of everyday life for most businesses, including those not directly engaged in high risk environmental activities, as non-compliance may result in significant fines and reputational damage.

Our lawyers offer commercial awareness and an in-depth legal understanding of the increasing challenges in connection with environmental and public law issues.  We provide efficient and targeted advice and assistance, based on the necessary overview and a high degree of specialist knowledge.

We assist clients across industries with issues surrounding the environmental and natural resource laws that impact their businesses by providing advice on transactions, licensing, enforcement actions, litigation, regulatory compliance and environmental policy challenges.

We have particular experience in waste management and recycling both in the context of the legal framework regulating the establishment and operation of collective waste management systems as well as in environmental licenses or approvals required when engaged in waste management activities.

Work Highlights

Setting-up collective packaging waste management system

We have been pioneers in setting-up the first comprehensive collective packaging waste management system in Greece establishing the entire contractual framework among the system operator, the municipalities, the collectors and the recycling companies

Establishment of shredding operation

We have acted on behalf of a major world shredding operator in the joint establishment, together with a leading local steel manufacturer, of a shredding operation for processing and recycling of ferrous scraps

Advice in the context of environmental audits

We regularly provide guidance on environmental audits conducted by public authorities, prepare briefs or memorandums in respect of findings thereof, and draft and file complaints and recourses before administrative authorities or courts challenging sanctions imposed for environmental violations