Foley Hoag LLP

Environment Department

France
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What the team is known for Advises on classified installations regulations, the closure and conversion of industrial sites, the assignment of environmental liabilities through sale processes and associated litigation proceedings. Has a strong client list consisting of major companies in the chemical, energy and manufacturing industries.

Strengths Clients appreciate "the quality and precision of the advice provided."

Work highlights Defended Staub in civil proceedings brought by neighbouring businesses complaining of air pollution at the company's plant in Merville.

Notable practitioners

Carine Le Roy-Gleizes is described by clients as "knowledgeable, clear and a strategic thinker." She is noted for her expertise in industrial environmental law, including issues relating to the remediation of soil pollution at industrial sites. "She is precise, thorough and has a huge knowledge of pollution issues," states one source, going on to say: "She is able to find quick and intelligent solutions."

Clients say that Corentin Chevallier "demonstrates great skill in providing proactive, sensible and accurate support." He often acts on contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to industrial plant or mine closures and related water and soil pollution issues.