The Froriep environment team has a deep understanding of environmental laws, regulations and policies and we know our clients businesses and needs. We advise our clients active in various sectors such as the oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, transport and chemical industry as well as property owners (companies and individuals) on all aspects of environmental law (including soil contamination and remediation, water protection, air emissions, noise emission, industrial hazards) and energy law.
We help our clients understand and manage environmental risks and include the sustainability dimension in their business operations. Our lawyers are very experienced in environmental administrative and civil litigation.
- We have particularly extensive expertise and experience that enable us to advise our clients in all matters related to soil contamination, soil remediation and waste disposal in connection with a construction project, in commercial transaction (M&A) or in administrative enforcement procedure.
- We advise our clients and help them identify, evaluate and manage environmental risks and liabilities through due diligence, environmental impact assessment and structuring and negotiation of agreements for simple acquisition of single properties as well as for large industrial development project or large transaction.
- Our unique academic footprint allows us to be at the forefront of the regulatory developments and changes in these fields, sometimes actively shaping the new legislation. We regularly advise regulatory agencies in law making projects and legislative matters, for instance on issues of liabilities arising from the radiological contamination of housing by the watch industry in the mid-20th century or in the revision and drafting of the new Federal Ordinance on Radon Protection that implements in Switzerland the latest OMS recommendations on radon protection in housing and workplaces.