Environmental regimes are constantly evolving as both developed and developing countries seek to meet the impacts of a global economy on the air, land, water and public health. This has prompted the development of a progressive environmental regulatory system with an intricate web of legislation.With this comes a greater need for legal counsel.
Oduk-Ongati advocates deal with environmental issues wherever and whatever they may be. Our experience and expertise relating to the law, combined with in-depth understanding of our clients’ requirements enables us to assist clients in making informed and often, critical decisions.
This combined with our ability to cross reference with other business areas means that we can offer assistance in all areas pertaining to the environment.
Among other things, we give practical advice on planning and environmental risks arising from various transactions. We advise on environmental liabilities associated with large-scale acquisition and disposal of waste assets, approval pathways for waste projects and options to resolve operational compliance issues.
We guide our clients through the complex web of legal, regulatory and reputational risk issues to implement a successful contaminated land strategy. We draft submissions in response to strategic planning documents, advise on the adequacy of environmental impact assessment and negotiate conditions of planning approval.