environmental protection

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.

Managing environmental transaction risks

Infringements of environmental law lead to ever greater liabilities. So it is unsurprising that in recent years investors have been increasingly interested in assessing risks arising from environmental regulations.

More on the Waste Act

Do waste management decisions and notifications retain their validity after entry into force of the new act?

Reasonable regulations on shale gas benefit not just investors

An interview with Weronika Pelc, the partner in charge of the Energy Law Practice, and Michał Barłowski, the partner in charge of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practices, about shale gas projects in Poland.

New Waste Act

The new Waste Act of 14 December 2012 went into force on 23 January 2013. It introduces major changes in the waste management system in Poland. The prior Waste Act of 27 April 2001 will continue to apply in certain areas, however.