Environmental compliance and liability issues are now part of everyday life for most businesses, be they engaged in evidently hazardous activities or not. Likewise, developments in the climate change arena are raising new challenges for both the regulatory and business communities. Regulatory demands, however, continue to widen in response to increasingly international environmental concerns and generate more and more compliance issues affecting both processes and products, as well as liability issues in business transactions. Steering successfully through this regulatory jungle requires specialist expertise on a global scale.

Allen & Overy’s global environmental group includes more than 60 specialist, commercially focused environmental law experts in Asia, Europe and the Americas, advising on all aspects of environmental law and liability. As one of the first law firms to develop a globally integrated environmental law practice, Allen & Overy is able to provide both transactional and advisory and compliance advice in all the major areas of environmental and health and safety law at national, regional and international levels.

Our geographic reach, including the transfer of knowledge between different offices and jurisdictions, means that we are able to keep abreast of the latest environmental initiatives and legislative developments occurring around the globe. In addition to expertise in Allen & Overy’s own offices, by virtue of our network of specialist local firms in other jurisdictions, we can also ensure that you get high-quality environmental advice wherever in the world you need it.

You can find more information about the Environmental practice area on the main Allen & Overy website.