Environmental Law

Environmental law is multifaceted and complex. When a business’s activities affect the environment, it often requires a permit, exemption, or other authorization from the government – whether it’s a construction permit, nature permit, or water permit. The government also carries out inspections to ensure you comply with the regulations. And you might have to deal with enforcement from the municipality or province, usually performed by the Environment Service in practice.

Our lawyers

Environment and health & safety
Our specialists advise and litigate in the field of environmental law. We particularly specialize in environmental criminal law and breaches of occupational health & safety legislation. Our specialists are renowned for their in-depth knowledge of environmental law, with an emphasis on waste, construction materials & fertilizer regulations and working conditions legislation. Our lawyers generally support you in the background, but we can also act as your official spokesperson.

How we help you
Our clients include industrial and agricultural companies, contractors, housing corporations, and project developers. We will be happy to assist you with:

  • obtaining land-use plans, environmental permits, nature permits, and water permits;
  • government enforcement (administrative orders and penalties);
  • damage caused by government action (planning losses and compensation for losses);
  • criminal liability;
  • prosecuting employers and employees for occupational accidents.