Environment, Health and Safety

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Our team of specialist lawyers can help you to create safer workplaces and manage environmental protection.

Health and safety in the workplace and environmental protection are high on the public agenda and breaches can cause major reputational and financial damage. Our environmental, health and safety (EHS) team provides practical support to help you comply with the spectrum of legislation, often working alongside colleagues in other teams to provide highly specialist, holistic advice.

We have an in-depth understanding of EHS laws, policies and how different industry sectors are regulated, both in the EU and around the world. Our acknowledged expertise in energy, real estatetransport and infrastructure gives our advice additional authority, and the breadth of our work across the global supply chain gives us a bird’s eye view of evolving market conditions.

Our experience covers energy and transport, real estate, contamination and remediation, lender risks and liabilities, M&A, permitting, licensing, consents and appeals, environmental impact assessments, risk advisory and mitigation, waste including transboundary movement of waste and ship recycling, water including offshore renewable and oil and gas development, occupational health and safety, product liability and product safety including CE Marking compliance and infringement, medical devices and substances including pharmacovigilance, RoHS, WEEE and ATEX, chemicals (REACH, CLP, GHS and BPR), narcotics, terrorism and product recalls.

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    WFW obtains ARERA sanction annulment for Made in Energy

    The WFW Italy Regulatory team advised Made in Energy before the Regional Administrative Court of Milan on its request for the annulment of a sanction from the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment regarding electricity imbalances.

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    A Greener Voyage: Navigating Emissions Trading Schemes for the maritime sector

    As the reduction in carbon emissions becomes an increasing international priority, managing emissions in the maritime sector is particularly under the spotlight. This article explains how the EU emissions trading scheme is expected to apply to the shipping industry, the current status of the UK emissions trading scheme and the legal and commercial issues that may arise.

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