Environment & Safety
Our Environment & Safety Law Group provides market-leading advice and support on a range of environment, health and safety (EHS) as well as climate change and renewable energy challenges and opportunities.
These days nothing can move, or so it seems, without some EHS or climate change regulation or potential liability impinging upon it. To make matters worse, policy makers and advisers all too often focus on the problems, rather than finding user-friendly solutions. At Travers Smith we take a different approach. In addition to simply identifying the key issues, our dedicated team of experienced and commercially-minded specialists, provide practical, solution-oriented advice. Our aim is to make effective compliance and liability management as painless and low cost as possible.
"...a force to be reckoned with."
The Legal 500
A commercial and solution-orientated service. Our team prides itself on its commercial yet robust advice. Our expertise, which is based on a wealth of regulatory, contentious and transactional experience, ensures a focused and cost effective approach when dealing with what are often complex and emotive issues.
Commitment. Developing deep and long-term relationships with clients is central to our approach. We feel strongly that only through this investment of time and effort can we fully understand our clients´ businesses and needs (both now and in the future).
The right team. In addition to our own leading individuals, thanks to the firm´s independent status, we can tailor genuine and truly dedicated cross‑border environment, climate change and health & safety legal teams to match your needs. We also have strong links with a number of leading international technical consultancies, insurance brokers, lobbyists and PR firms.
"...a major push into the environment sector."
The Legal 500
Recent highlights include advising:
- global sports clothing and equipment manufacturer on product stewardship
issues ranging from REACH compliance through to participation in a voluntary
Greenpeace initiative restricting hazardous substance use
- private equity houses such as Bridgepoint and The Carlyle Group on the
application of the UK’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the development of CRC
- a logistics company on defending a serious health & safety at work
prosecution in the Crown Court
- an industrial landlord on voluntary clean-up of a heavily contaminated UK
site and defending formal designation and enforcement action
- Phoenix Equity Partners on its disposal of ASCO, the oil and gas logistics
company, and in particular the successful management via environmental insurance
and vendor due diligence of compliance and contamination issues associated with
facilities across Europe, Canada, the USA and Trinidad
- Bosch Solar Energy on the acquisition and development of a large solar park
in Trefullock, England and in particular the UK´s various renewable energy
- Liberty Mutual investment company on complex EHS and minerals issues arising
on its South Crofty, UK mine investment