DS Avocats

Environment Department

France
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What the team is known for Solid environmental practice with particular strength in litigation and arbitration matters. Represents clients before administrative, commercial and criminal courts. Has notable experience in proceedings relating to the rescission of permits for infrastructure projects, the non-performance of remediation agreements or the post-M&A transfer of liability for environmental damage. Advises on environmental due diligence of industrial sites. Offers further expertise in waste management and classified installations regulations. Represents clients from the pharmaceutical, real estate and energy sectors.

Strengths Clients note the lawyers' "huge experience in dealing with environmental matters," adding: "They are deeply reliable, proactive and efficient."

Another interviewee highlights that the lawyers are easy to work with, saying: "They are very pleasant and available."

Work highlights Assisted Wipellec with administrative and criminal proceedings flowing from its alleged breach of environmental regulations. The company faced the partial suspension of its activities in France.

Notable practitioners

Patricia Savin has expertise in various environmental matters including the acquisition or sale of contaminated land, the licensing of classified facilities and the management of pollution incidents. She represented Carrières de Mouen in administrative proceedings regarding classified installation regulations.