European Union Law
Winston & Strawn's environmental practice in Paris includes regulatory, transactional, and litigation aspects of environmental law of the European Community as well as the countries of Western and Eastern Europe and developing Africa. Our highly experienced attorneys counsel clients with respect to the applicability of various European and national environmental law requirements, particularly in connection with the siting and permitting of manufacturing sites. We advise purchasers, sellers, and lenders on various environmental aspects of European and national transactions such as identification of environmental issues and potential risks through the performance of audits and the allocation of such risks among the parties in real estate and corporate transactions.
We also represent clients in criminal, civil, and administrative environmental litigation and arbitration, as well as in the negotiation with governmental authorities of remediation programs and the voluntary clean-up of contaminated sites. In addition, our attorneys in Paris and Geneva participate in the legislative and policy-making process at European and national levels on behalf of various clients, including manufacturing associations and governmental entities.