Environmental Law

The Firm provides a wide array of environmental legal representation to companies and trade associations in the mining and mineral processing industry. Our representation includes litigation and due diligence, counseling under The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991, Biological Diversity, 2002 and various other environmental statutes, and advice on natural resources and development issues.

Our law firm has assisted various companies in establishing procedures and systems, and has assisted them in obtaining No Objection Certificates from Pollution Control Boards (both central and state) under Air and Water Pollution Acts, minimizing the risk of damage to their corporate reputation.

Our Firm has significant experience in analyzing environmental issues in the context of mining projects and transactions. We assist clients with assessing, managing and mitigating environmental liabilities and compliance obligations across our substantive environmental practice areas. We work directly with our clients to structure mining transactions in the manner most appropriate to the level of environmental risk encountered. We have experienced lawyers acting as counsel for energy companies on transactional due diligence issues associated with a surface coal mine.

As part of our appellate litigation practice, we have represented various mining companies in numerous successful challenges in environmental enforcement cases in state court litigation concerning historic mining processing properties across the country.

In conjunction with acquisitions and divestitures, we have advised purchasers and sellers of mining processing properties and companies in the coal mining sectors of the environmental risks, associated with historical mining operations.