Environmental Sustainability

The sustainability of every production system also depends on a company’s relationship with the environment. The extent of environmental legislation, most of it originating from the EU, makes this area complex, ever-evolving and therefore difficult to apply. There are serious risks of infringing environmental law, sometimes with criminal consequences. Our team stands out for its ability to offer a comprehensive service covering all specialist areas: civil, criminal, administrative, contractual and EU law.

We will guide you through every possible environmental aspect of the production cycle: feasibility studies, soil remediation, environmental permits for industrial sites, negotiation of environmental conservation agreements with public authorities, environmental mitigation measures regarding the location and building of production plants, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental analysis, and single and combined environmental authorisation procedures.

We’ll be right by your side when you are faced with delicate environmental issues during M&A transactions, including transferring industrial premises, acquiring stakes in companies with an environmental impact, and managing and treating waste.

We also provide assistance during civil proceedings and arbitration. We specialise in defending companies in actions brought by the Ministry of the Environment for environmental damage.

Our litigation practice often represents directors and managers of industrial groups and companies sued for civil liability in criminal proceedings for environmental offences.

Through our office in Brussels we are also able to guide you on environmental issues governed by European law: government subsidies, the correct interpretation and application of environmental directives, and assistance during infringement proceedings against Italy and other member states.


Here’s what sets us apart

  • We really do offer multidisciplinary advice on administration, M&A, litigation and EU law
    We are particularly strong in corporate criminal law, enabling us to assist you in setting up business structures which comply with corporate liability requirements
    Our professionals are among the top experts in Italy on civil liability for environmental damage
    We have represented clients in prominent court cases concerning environmental pollution


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