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Transactions & Projects

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Our Environment & Safety Law Group is one of the most experienced transaction teams in the UK. Our aim is to help you understand and manage the risks, not simply find them.


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Head of the Operational Risk Group

Doug Bryden

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Doug joined Travers Smith in 2010 and became a partner in 2012. Doug specialises in UK, EU and international operational regulatory and environmental law and risk management.

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The successful management of environmental and regulatory liabilities and risks in the context of corporate and finance transactions requires not just a knowledge of the law, but also true commercial experience and an in-depth understanding of how these issues are treated in the real world. Our team includes some of the most experienced and respected lawyers to practice in this area of law.

From Brownfield redevelopment projects through to negotiating green leases, the team, in tandem with the firm´s real estate department, has the experience, knowledge and contacts to unlock your environmentally impacted real estate deals. 

Underpinning many renewable energy projects are a range of incentives and flexible mechanisms.  We have market leading experience of the UK´s feed-in tariff; renewables obligation as well as the Kyoto Protocol and the flexible mechanisms.  In addition, we regularly advise on mining, natural resources and energy projects.

"a growing stand-alone practice including climate change, renewable energy and major projects."

Practical Law Company, Cross-Border Environmental Handbook

Areas of particular expertise include:

  • Identifying and managing environmental, product liability and other operational risks and regulatory issues in corporate, real estate and finance transactions
  • Petrochemical and industrial businesses and assets
  • Decommissioning and Brownfield redevelopment
  • Energy and natural resources projects
  • Unconventional oil and gas
"a force to be reckoned with in relation to corporate transactions."

Chambers UK