Our environmental advisers counsel businesses on environmental, health and safety requirements as well as on handling contamination cases and litigation. We advise on implementing government programs and assist companies with formulating environmental management systems and policies. Working together with the global team of more than 300 lawyers around the world, our Environmental Practice has a long-standing commitment to helping companies respond to the risks and opportunities of environmental law and regulation.

Representative Experience

  • Performed environmental due diligence for a US company’s acquisition of a factory in Japan.
  • Researched relevant environmental regulations affecting the import of products containing regulated chemical substances.
  • Advised an international computer company in relation to the transportation of dangerous goods (via road, rail, air, sea) and related packaging and labelling requirements.
  • Advised on soil contamination regulations in Japan.
  • Advised on the export regulations for scrap from shredded home electronics.
  • Advised on the development of environmental compliance systems.
  • Advised on the environmental legal ramifications of acquisitions and sales, securities matters, mergers and joint ventures, financing, and foreclosures.
  • Advised on the use, manufacture, labelling, import and export of hazardous chemicals and toxic materials.
  • Advised on regulations and practices affecting the recycling of appliances and electronic devices, etc.
  • Analyzed soil contamination-related legal risks in real estate transactions.