Osborne Clarke LLP

Environment Department

South West
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What the team is known for Strong environment team offering expertise across contentious and non-contentious matters, including contamination issues and environmental permitting. Regularly works on renewables and waste-to-energy projects. Advises clients from the utilities, technology and house-building sectors, among others. Also offers notable experience in defending prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency and other regulatory bodies.

Strengths"They have strength and depth in their team," a source observes.

"A big player in environment law," reports another.

Work highlights Advised John Laing Environmental Assets Group on all environmental due diligence with respect to its acquisition of Warren Power, the parent company of Warren Energy, which holds the rights and operational assets to an anaerobic digestion plant, for £14.8 million.

Notable practitioners


Matthew Germain
is highly knowledgeable on environmental matters pertaining to energy and infrastructure projects, as well as providing regulatory compliance advice in relation to waste, water and climate change issues. He also assists clients facing investigation and enforcement action by the Environment Agency.
"Excellent - he has an eye for detail, is commercial and is good with clients." "An excellent environment lawyer who has really good common sense, is pragmatic and is prepared to get his hands dirty."