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CMS Soil and Groundwater Contamination Guide

April 2019

From the 1970s onwards, soil and groundwater contamination has become an increasingly important regulatory issue. However, there are still no uniform regulations. Numerous sets of rules have been developed which, among other things, aim to protect soil and groundwater and have led to standardisation throughout Europe and the world. These sets of rules include, for example, laws on the transport of dangerous goods, laws governing chemicals and laws relating to emission control. However, questions such as how to deal with contamination and who is responsible for its elimination can be answered only for the respective legal system.

The purpose of this guide is to assist with an initial risk assessment and to provide practical advice regarding the particularities of each of the 24 legal systems covered. However, owing to the large number of scenarios, this guide does not constitute legal advice. On the following pages, CMS environmental law experts present an overview by answering a set of eleven questions according to their respective jurisdiction, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

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Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Managing Partner
Shanghai
Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Dr. Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Partner
Cologne
Anne Rausch
Dr. Anne Rausch
Counsel
Cologne
Gregory Verhelst
Gregory Verhelst
Counsel
Antwerp
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Kostadin Sirleshtov
Managing Partner
Sofia
Raya Maneva
Raya Maneva
Associate
Sofia
Picture of Aldo Poblete
Aldo Poblete
Senior Associate
Santiago
Sahra Wang
Sarah Wang
Associate
Shanghai
Daniel Rodríguez
Daniel Rodríguez, LL.M.
Partner
Bogotá
Lukas Janicek
Lukáš Janíček
Partner
Prague
Marketa Skvorova
Markéta Škvorová
Lawyer
Prague
Céline Cloché-Dubois
Céline Cloché-Dubois
Counsel
Paris
Anne Plisson
Anne Plisson
Associate
Paris
Picture of Gabor Czike
Gábor Czike
Partner
Budapest
Péter Simon
Partner
Budapest
Picture of Serena Carroli
Serena Carroli
Senior Associate
Rome
Picture of Pietro Cavasola
Pietro Cavasola
Managing Partner
Rome
Jérôme Guillot
Counsel | Avocat à la Cour
Luxembourg
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Sophie Marquet
Partner
Monaco
The picture of Sarah Rolland
Sarah Rolland
Senior Associate
Monaco
Picture of Luurt Wildeboer
Luurt Wildeboer
Attorney-at-law
Amsterdam
Picture of Elvira Baars
Elvira Baars
Attorney-at-law
Amsterdam
Heidi-Dekker-CMS-NL
Heidi Dekker
Attorney-at-law
Amsterdam
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Robert Keisler
Partner
Vienna
Picture of Marlene Wimmer
Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger
Associate
Vienna
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Ivan-Serge Brouhns
Counsel
Brussels
Agnieszka Skorupinska
Agnieszka Skorupińska
Counsel
Warsaw
Karol Jaworecki
Associate
Warsaw
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Mónica Carneiro Pacheco
Partner
Lisbon
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Bernardo Cunha Ferreira
Associate
Lisbon
Picture of Varinia Radu
Varinia Radu
Partner
Bucharest
Picture of Ramona Dulamea
Ramona Dulamea
Senior Associate
Bucharest
Mrs Daniela Popescu
Senior Associate
Bucharest
Michal Hutan
Michal Huťan
Partner
Bratislava
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Javier Torre de Silva
Partner
Madrid
Picture of Sibylle Schnyder
Dr Sibylle Schnyder, LL.M.
Partner
Zurich
Doene-Yalcin-CMS-TUR
Dr. Döne Yalçın
Managing Partner
Sinan-Abra-CMS-TUR
Sinan Abra
Senior Associate
Istanbul
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Volodymyr Kolvakh
Senior Associate
Kyiv (CMS CMNO)
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Anatolii Doludenko
Associate
Kyiv (CMS CMNO)
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Paul Sheridan
Partner
London
Picture of Olivia Jamison
Olivia Jamison
Partner
London
Valentina Keys
Valentina Keys
Senior Associate
London
Laura Swithinbank
Laura Swithinbank
Associate
London
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