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Health, Safety and Environmental Protection

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Health, Safety and Environmental Protection

Our health, safety and environmental protection practice is highly professional and dedicated and has been consistently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers for years in succession. Many of our partners are noted for their considerable expertise in Chinese laws, broad international outlook, diverse professional background, and outstanding educational qualifications. In addition to comprehensive and one-stop legal services we offer businesses in mainland China regarding both contentious and non-contentious issues in this area, we also help our clients comply with environmental laws of overseas investment destinations, fulfill their obligations of international environmental protection, handle international civil and commercial cases involving environmental matters, and deal with international environmental pollution incidents.

 

The strength of our profile in this space evinces solid traction among our clients. This is corroborated in part by the fact that we served or are serving as legal counsel for quite a few ministries, commissions, and other governmental departments of China, including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Department of Ecology and Environment of Jiangsu Province, which has enriched us with a sound knowledge of Chinese environmental regulatory policies. At the same time, we have also long advised numerous state-owned enterprises, multinationals, and large private businesses on health, safety and environmental protection compliance.

 

We have represented our clients in plenty of ecological and environmental private and public interest litigation cases, some of which were enlisted as “Top 10 National Civil and Administrative Cases of the Year” by the Supreme People’s Court. Our engagement on the whole process of government investigation into the March 21, 2019 chemical plant explosion in Xiangshui and its accompanying claim of damages for ecological and environmental harm and related ecological restoration work is illustrative of our significant presence in dealing with environmental emergencies and safety accidents.

 

Boasting a market-leading position and an impressive record of work highlights, we will continue committing ourselves to providing our clients with efficient and quality services in the health, safety and environmental protection area.

Scope of Services

  • Environmental protection compliance of businesses in mainland China
  • Operational safety compliance of businesses in mainland China
  • International environmental compliance of businesses in their outbound investment 
  • Planning and trading of businesses’ pollutant emission rights and carbon emission rights  
  • Pollution prevention and treatment funds and green finance
  • Redevelopment of polluted land
  • Government’s ecological and environmental management and emergency management
  • Response solutions for health, safety, or environmental emergencies or accidents
  • Environmental pollution risk control and ecological restoration
  • Ecological and environmental litigation for private interests and public interests
  • Administrative reconsideration and litigation regarding ecological and environmental management and emergency management
  • Criminal defense for environmental pollution crimes