Government regulation of environmental aspects of business activities is complex and ever changing. Compliance with regulatory requirements is costly but the costs of noncompliance can be enormous. Damage to corporate reputation can be irreparable. At Dentons, we make it our business to know your business so that our advice on environmental matters is provided in proper context. From project approvals to operational compliance, our team will guide you through the regulatory maze.
We offer advice and training, at both the operational and senior-management levels, in compliance matters relating to your business sectors. Our knowledge of the regulatory schemes and the government agencies that administer and enforce them allows us to work with you to develop and implement proactive strategies to assess, address and meet compliance requirements at a consistent and sustainable level.
Regulatory approval of major projects requires teamwork. Our lawyers work effectively with you and your consultants at the project development stage, through to the securing of necessary permits and licenses, including dealing with agency staff and consulting with stakeholders.
We know that government policies that drive regulatory requirements can be unpredictable. This can lead to uncertainties impacting investment and operational decisions. Whether it is climate change, waste management or hydraulic fracturing, our experienced Dentons’ team deals with government agencies and stakeholders to ensure you have all the current information to input into policy decisions on critical environmental matters impacting your businesses. Our team includes lawyers with prior experience at government, corporations and industry associations.
Accidents happen. When they do, we are ready to provide immediate, effective advice and representation. As external emergency response counsel and on-the-scene advisors during inspections and investigations, we are as comfortable on site as we are in the boardroom. If matters proceed to the enforcement stage, we provide strategic advice and representation to achieve resolutions that reflect your best interests.
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- Major clean energy generating companies: Representing as respondent intervenors in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule in the DC Circuit, including through a successful merits briefing in the Supreme Court where the rule was upheld. The matter is now back on remand in the DC Circuit. This high-profile case involves one of the Obama administration’s most complex and significant regulations to date addressing air emissions from power plants.
- Patheon Inc.: Acting as counsel on the Canadian aspects of Patheon’s October 2012, $255 million deal with Netherlands-based VION N.V. to purchase its specialty pharmaceutical division, Banner Pharmacaps. This included the handling of the environmental and regulatory due diligence associated with the Canadian assets and operations.
- Teledyne Technologies: Conducting environmental and regulatory due diligence associated with Teledyne's acquisition of DALSA Corporation for $337 million. This involved review of all environmental matters relating to the design, development, manufacture and marketing of high performance digital imaging products and semiconductors.
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Welcome to the Dentons' Climate Change Newsletter. Combining our regional practices from around the world, we intend in upcoming newsletters to provide short articles from several of our offices to present an overview of current developments globally in the climate change space. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of these authors, to any member of the Environment and Natural Resources practice or to our Energy group for information on these or other topics of interest. Read more
On May 27, 2015, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a final rule, "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States'" (the Rule). The Rule, which becomes effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, clarifies the scope of waters that are subject to permitting and regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Read more
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