Our Environmental lawyers have extensive experience providing environmental legal advice to public entities and national and international companies in project development, implementation and management, as well as in the processing, monitoring and review of authorisations, licences and environmental permits, including the defence of their legality in administrative and judicial proceedings.
Notable examples of our work include the following:
- Advice on the preparation, monitoring, processing and management of Environmental Authorisations, Environmental Impact Statements, licences, concessions, permits and Environmental Impact Plans, such as Natural Resource Management Schemes, Hydrological Plans and Projects of Regional Interest.
- Preparation of Master Plans for land value enhancement, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, economists and environmental technicians, including environmental assessments and development of integrated regeneration projects and land with a particular environmental status (e.g. Natura 2000, coastal easements and contamination of soil and water).
- Advice on waste, including legal issues relating to the management, transport and production of all types of chemical, industrial, pharmaceutical and bio-health waste. We also advise on compliance with regular requirements such as annual waste reports required by the different Autonomous Communities.
- Advice on noise pollution, including the analysis of Special Noise Protection Areas, acoustic easements resulting from infrastructures, amendments to Noise Zoning and targets for noise quality and applicable emission limits.
- Advice on soil contamination, including the review of the official catalogues on soil contamination, the processes to remove such contamination, management and coordination with technical teams for decontamination and pre-litigious actions to avoid sanctions.
- Advice on water and discharges, especially regarding Hydrographic Confederations and the contamination of waterways and groundwater, including management and coordination together with technical teams for decontamination and pre-litigious actions to avoid sanctions.