Companies face increasing regulatory, governance and public pressure to manage and minimise the environmental impact of their business operations. At the same time the environmental agenda is opening up significant opportunities for new and evolving businesses.
CMS has consistently led in the area of specialist environmental legal advice, based on our depth of knowledge and experience across a wide range of industry sectors.
As well as providing counsel on current and proposed regulations, we work with clients on a variety of transactions where environmental issues are of crucial importance. We also advise on disputes in relation to regulatory enforcement, permit appeals and variations, civil nuisance, claims under indemnities and warranties, insurance, D&O claims and professional negligence.
Multi-national and national organisations come to us for matters where environment issues, risks and opportunities are significant to the commercial success of their business. We work for clients in virtually all sectors, including chemicals, clean-tech, construction, consumer products, energy, energy efficiency, energy from waste, environment consultancies, finance, infrastructure and projects, insurance, manufacturing, real estate and hotels, renewables, telecoms, transport, water and waste management. We are well-known for our horizon scanning and creative thinking.