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Published: November 2018


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  • 1.

    Main environmental regulations
    What are the main statutes and regulations relating to the environment?

  • 2.

    Integrated pollution prevention and control
    Is there a system of integrated control of pollution?

  • 3.

    Soil pollution
    What are the main characteristics of the rules applicable to soil pollution?

  • 4.

    Regulation of waste
    What types of waste are regulated and how?

  • 5.

    Regulation of air emissions
    What are the main features of the rules governing air emissions?

  • 6.

    Protection of fresh water and seawater
    How are fresh water and seawater, and their associated land, protected?

  • 7.

    Protection of natural spaces and landscapes
    What are the main features of the rules protecting natural spaces and landscapes?

  • 8.

    Protection of flora and fauna species
    What are the main features of the rules protecting flora and fauna species?

  • 9.

    Noise, odours and vibrations
    What are the main features of the rules governing noise, odours and vibrations?

  • 10.

    Liability for damage to the environment
    Is there a general regime on liability for environmental damage?

  • 11.

    Environmental taxes
    Is there any type of environmental tax?

  • 12.

    Regulation of hazardous activities
    Are there specific rules governing hazardous activities?

  • 13.

    Regulation of hazardous products and substances
    What are the main features of the rules governing hazardous products and substances?

  • 14.

    Industrial accidents
    What are the regulatory requirements regarding the prevention of industrial accidents?

  • 15.

    Environmental aspects in M&A transactions
    What are the main environmental aspects to consider in M&A transactions?

  • 16.

    Environmental aspects in other transactions
    What are the main environmental aspects to consider in other transactions?

  • 17.

    Environmental aspects in public procurement
    Is environmental protection taken into consideration by public procurement regulations?

  • 18.

    Activities subject to environmental assessment
    Which types of activities are subject to environmental assessment?

  • 19.

    Environmental assessment process
    What are the main steps of the environmental assessment process?

  • 20.

    Regulatory authorities
    Which authorities are responsible for the environment and what is the scope of each regulator’s authority?

  • 21.

    What are the typical steps in an investigation?

  • 22.

    Administrative decisions
    What is the procedure for making administrative decisions?

  • 23.

    Sanctions and remedies
    What are the sanctions and remedies that may be imposed by the regulator for violations?

  • 24.

    Appeal of regulators’ decisions
    To what extent may decisions of the regulators be appealed, and to whom?

  • 25.

    Judicial proceedings
    Are environmental law proceedings in court civil, criminal or both?

  • 26.

    Powers of courts
    What are the powers of courts in relation to infringements of environmental law?

  • 27.

    Civil claims
    Are civil claims allowed regarding infringements of environmental law?

  • 28.

    Defences and indemnities
    What defences or indemnities are available?

  • 29.

    Directors’ or officers’ defences
    Are there specific defences in the case of directors’ or officers’ liability?

  • 30.

    Appeal process
    What is the appeal process from trials?

  • 31.

    International treaties
    Is your country a contracting state to any international environmental treaties, or similar agreements?

  • 32.

    International treaties and regulatory policy
    To what extent is regulatory policy affected by these treaties?

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