Environmental

WHAT WE DO/ SPECIFIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Our experience is based on in-depth knowledge of environmental laws and regulations. We provide legal support for companies in various industries and spheres of business, focusing on environmental regulations that might impact on their activities. Our experts have considerable experience of advising on the regulatory and administrative framework for environmental and sanitary issues including permitting procedures, waste management and remediation and performance of environmental legal due diligence.

We provide legal services on a wide range of environmental issues in the spheres of construction, industrial operations, subsoil use and development, supply and transportation, land, forest, water and other natural resource use and protection, air pollution, continental shelf development, sanitary/other zoning/limitation, matters concerning specially protected areas, and resolution of various legal issues arising from projects impacting on the environment.

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Experience

Environmental

Nord Stream AG, Nord Stream 2 AG

Advised Nord Stream AG, Nord Stream 2 AG on the legal aspects of construction of the Russian component of the submarine gas pipeline. Matters advised on included international law, environmental aspects, re-categorisation of forest and agricultural land, liaisons with government authorities, permission documentation, construction, permits, authorisations and licences.

Mars Inc.

Provided comprehensive support for Mars Inc. projects in Russia, including the construction of nine plants in four Russian regions, major acquisitions (for example, Royal Canin, Wrigley and Korkunov), permission documentation, land use, land re-categorisation and permitted use issues, environmental aspects, representation in state arbitration courts, engineering infrastructure, and public tenders.

South/ TurkStream

Advised South/ TurkStream on construction of the Russian Sector of the South/TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to Turkey: land acquisition, spatial planning, environmental, corporate, financing arrangements, constructions, permitting and regulatory, liaisons with government authorities, authorisations and licenses, etc.

Komatsu

Advising Komatsu on erection of its assembly plant for construction equipment in the Yaroslavl Region, i.e., land acquisition, conversion to another land category and re-zoning, investment agreement, permits and authorisations, construction issues, utility infrastructure, environmental and ecological aspects, etc.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Participated in drafting a package of laws regulating the preparation for and holding of Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, including: condemnation and allocation of land plots, infrastructure, construction, environment, town planning and zoning, financing, corporate and migration matters.

Danone, Guardian Industries, Kimberly-Clark and many others

Provided comprehensive legal support to Nissan Motor, Danone, Guardian Industries, Kimberly-Clark, Kronospan, Lafarge, Magna Automotive, Mars, Oriflame, TEVA Pharmaceutical, Efes Brewery and many others for various Greenfield industrial development projects in different regions. Matters advised on included acquisition of land plots for development, forest and farm land re-zoning, liaisons with authorities, public procedures, regulatory issues and licences, design and construction, environmental, project financing, infrastructure and utilities, litigation and legislative work in the federal, regional and municipal parliaments.

NALCO / An Ecolab Company

Providing general legal advice to NALCO / Ecolab Company on environmental matters.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in connection with overall regulatory, tax, customs, tariffs, permits and licences, spatial planning, land, environmental, public procedures, etc. matters applicable to PPP projects in Russia, and performed a case study review.

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