Overview

Foley Hoag’s Paris environmental law department, led by Carine Le Roy-Gleizes, Frédéric Scanvic, and Corentin Chevallier, provides innovative and high value-added advice in environmental law to private and public entities operating within a broad range of industries including the chemicals, agribusiness, mining, metallurgy, energy, and waste management sectors. The members of the department have years of experience in a broad range of environmental litigation matters, including in the civil, administrative, penal, and constitutional law contexts.

The activity of the department in Paris is focused in the following areas:

  • advising clients in connection with industrial and mining projects, from their planning to their realization, including by anticipating and managing administrative law aspects, compliance issues, and questions relating to environmental, health, and technological risks and impacts;
  • defining strategies for the conversion of former industrial and mining sites and assisting clients throughout the process of their transformation and valorization, including with regard to all contractual and administrative aspects, and in managing possible associated liability risks;
  • securing and optimizing the value of resources, such as in connection with the reuse of end-of-life products, recycling strategies, waste valorization, waste management networks, and renewable energies;
  • assisting clients with environmental strategies and the implementation of legislative and regulatory obligations relating to environmental reporting, including with regard to the assessment of climate change issues;
  • managing hazardous products and nanomaterials, implementing regulations concerning chemical substances (REACH, biocides, CLP).
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