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Clifford Chance LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Frequently deals with international matters, leveraging its broad network of global offices to handle major transactional and development mandates. Offers deep experience coordinating the environmental aspects of inbound and outbound investments into low carbon, energy-from-waste or gas-fired power generation businesses, alongside roles advising on the environmental aspects of UK nuclear projects. Also advises corporates in relation to compliance with chemical regulations and the greenhouse gas reporting regulations.

Strengths

One source reports: "They have strength, depth and high-quality individuals who provide a very personal service and continuity, and can deliver across the whole range of work, in front of senior directors or at an everyday level."

Another reports: "They are my go-to firm in connection with environmental, health, safety and chemical registration issues in the EU."

Clients praise the team for its ability to provide "excellent, prompt, strategic advice."

Work highlights

Advised the Official Receiver and Special Managers of British Steel on all environment and health and safety aspects of the sale of the business and assets to Jingye Steel and Iron, following the insolvency of British Steel.

Notable practitioners

Elizabeth Hardacre has experience advising clients on matters relating to nuclear energy and emissions. Her broader expertise includes advising on environmental impact assessments and ESG compliance.

Nigel Howorth is well placed to advise on environmental insurance policies and environmental indemnities. He has additional expertise in assisting clients with the environmental aspects of corporate transactions as well as advising on climate change, contaminated land and waste regulation matters.
"He is very good at providing in-depth and to-the-point advice and counsel."

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Environment Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Elizabeth Hardacre
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Nigel Howorth
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