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Environment

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Environmental law is constantly developing and is becoming increasingly complex and wider in scope under the influence of European law.

Whether you're a property or industrial operator or a project owner with no prior environmental impact, you will probably be directly affected by the legislation. You need to meet the new requirements and quickly understand the legal constraints imposed on you when managing your assets.
Our multi-disciplinary team can advise you, support you and protect your interests, effectively and pragmatically, in all issues relating to environmental law, whatever the size of your business.

With 7 associates including 5 partners, our specialists can assist you in all matters relating to environmental law or environmental taxation.

We can support you from the design stage of your industrial/building projects through to filing applications for administrative permits; we can offer advice during the operation of industrial sites and on the termination or sale of your business. In particular, we have acquired extensive dialogue experience with administrative authorities in conjunction with design offices.

As such, we can protect your interests in any administrative or legal litigation.

Our team, working closely with the Property Law department, can also assist you with any property transactions involving assets raising environmental issues (site closure in a city centre, site redevelopment, environmental risk management, negotiation of environmental clauses).

We can also support you, alongside our Corporate Department, in mergers and acquisitions, company sales, financing and restructuring operations.

"In particular, CMS operates in the sale of industrial sites. Jean-Luc Tixier, a property law specialist, is actively involved in cases along with Céline Cloche-Dubois. The firm is also distinguished by its specific expertise in ecological taxation, including the TGAP (general tax on polluting activities) with Denis Redon."Legal 500 Paris 2014/2015

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09/12/2016
Are we wit­ness­ing the rise of su­per level eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risks?
In a few years’ time we may look back and say that it was in 2015/2016 when leg­al pro­ceed­ings and re­cent policy changes com­bined to pro­duce mani­fest ser­i­ous trans­fron­ti­er and trans-sec­tor com­mer­cial and eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risk.
03/10/2016
Tribunal leaves door open for full pro­tec­tion and se­cur­ity to en­com­pass...
In its Award dated 27 June 2016, the Tribunal dis­missed the Claimant’s claim in Peter A. Al­lard v The Gov­ern­ment of Bar­ba­dos (PCA Case No. 2012-06) re­lat­ing to the Re­spond­ent’s al­leged breach of its in­ter­na­tion­al ob­lig­a­tions un­der the bi­lat­er­al in­vest­ment treaty.
14/09/2016
What fu­ture for en­vir­on­ment taxes?
On 6th Septem­ber 2016 the European En­vir­on­ment Agency, an agency of the European Uni­on tasked to provide “sound, in­de­pend­ent in­form­a­tion on the en­vir­on­ment” pub­lished a re­port on En­vir­on­ment­al tax­a­tion and EU en­vir­on­ment­al policies.
10/08/2016
Europe con­sults on emis­sions and ef­fi­ciency per­form­ance of road trans­port...
On the 20th Ju­ly 2016 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a short Com­mu­nic­a­tion en­titled “A European Strategy for Low-Emis­sion Mo­bil­ity” (see pre­vi­ous Law-Now). Along­side this Com­mu­nic­a­tion the Com­mis­sion an­nounced two pub­lic con­sulta­tions on curb­ing fuel con­sump­tion.
21/07/2016
Europe con­firms course to low-emis­sion trans­port
Yes­ter­day the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a short Com­mu­nic­a­tion en­titled “A European Strategy for Low-Emis­sion Mo­bil­ity”. For those fa­mil­i­ar with the Europe’s de­vel­op­ments in trans­port sec­tor law and policy over the last few years (and in par­tic­u­lar since.