environmental protection

End of the procedure for transferring rights and obligations under emissions permits?

The Sejm has passed an amendment eliminating the administrative procedure for transferring permits. When it comes into force, the acquirer of an installation will automatically assume the rights and obligations under the permits for the installation.

Between legal and environmental due diligence

Before a transaction, an investor will often hire consultants to conduct environmental due diligence. The environmental impact of business operations are also an element of legal due diligence. How are these two types of due diligence interrelated?

Contractual clauses concerning environmental aspects of M&A transactions

Properly constructed contractual provisions should adequately secure the interests of the parties in the event of environmental violations. They are relevant to nearly every deal.

Due diligence and outsourcing of waste management

During due diligence, it should be determined whether a producer of waste has released itself from proper management of the waste by outsourcing management of the waste to third parties.

Financial sanctions under environmental law

Administrative fines and increased fees for exploitation of the environment are increasingly included in environmental regulations as sanctions.

Development of high-quality agricultural land? Only with the permission of the minister

The Act of 8 March 2013 Amending the Act on Protection of Agricultural Land and Woodlands went into effect on 26 May 2013—introducing major changes affecting persons seeking to build on highly productive agricultural land.