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Environment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Regularly handles large pieces of environmental litigation, including the defence of high-profile pollution and environmental damage claims. Acts on permitting and environmental compliance matters for clients in the oil and nuclear sectors. Assists global manufacturers and oil companies with Environment Agency investigations and prosecutions in cases of marine pollution. Also advises on regulation and environmental issues in commercial transactions.

Strengths

Interviewees report: "The firm is very proactive and is keen to work closely with in-house teams to ensure that the work is delivered in a way which suits a particular organisation."

One source says: "The firm has great lawyers and is very strong on litigation."

Work highlights

Acted for Accenture in a procurement of a portfolio of Sustainable Development Goal-aligned carbon offsetting projects in connection with its wider ESG strategy.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Isted is a well-respected practitioner specialising in environmental disputes. He is noted for his ability to defend group actions in a number of sectors including energy and construction, as well as handling judicial review claims.
"He's a first-class operator."

Vanessa Jakovich focuses her practice on transactional advice, with notable expertise in matters concerning the nuclear sector. She is additionally adept at handling regulatory work and matters pertaining to environmental consents.
"Vanessa Jakovich has a very good knowledge of her area and is able to apply it in a very impressive way." "She's terrific. She has a really nice, collaborative negotiation style, and she's extremely measured, thoughtful and effective."

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Environment

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

firm
Location

100 Bishopsgate

London

Greater London

UK

EC2P 2SR

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Environment


Jonathan Isted
Band 1
Vanessa Jakovich
Band 3