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Environmental Law Definition

Russian environmental laws and regulations regulate the relationship between the Russian society as a whole (including the government), the legal entities and individual citizens existing and/or operating within Russia, and the environment itself. They cover matters ranging from natural environmental protection and environmental safety assurance to the use and conservation of specific natural features and resources.

Environmental regulation compliance is essential for companies dealing with natural resources (including their extraction, processing, carriage, storage, and use), operating plants, handling waste or hazardous materials, being involved in construction, manufacturing, and similar industrial activities.

In the Russian environmental regulatory field it is necessary to coordinate with the state authorities on most aspects of construction to comply with all applicable environmental regulations. In the absence of information on environmental aspects, administrative (e.g. suspension of business, fines, etc.) and criminal penalties can be unexpectedly imposed on non-compliant operations.  

Attorneys practicing environmental law must understand thoroughly the complex situations that can arise and find practical solutions in accordance with environmental regulations requirements. Since much environmental law is contained in administrative regulations, environmental lawyers should know how the regulations are applied and enforced.

The expertise of attorneys practicing environmental law includes wide-ranging legal support of companies and enterprises covering environmental regulations and dealing with restrictions imposed by such regulations from the early stages of project preparation, due diligence of a target business in an acquisition, in the course of construction and subsequent operation, as well as advising on issues arising following inspections initiated by the environmental control authorities and representing client interests in court as and where necessary.

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Russian environmental laws and regulations regulate the relationship between the Russian society as a whole (including the government), the legal entities and individual citizens existing and/or operating within Russia, and the environment itself. They cover matters ranging from natural environmental protection and environmental safety assurance to the use and conservation of specific natural features and resources.

Environmental regulation compliance is essential for companies dealing with natural resources (including their extraction, processing, carriage, storage, and use), operating plants, handling waste or hazardous materials, being involved in construction, manufacturing, and similar industrial activities.

In the Russian environmental regulatory field it is necessary to coordinate with the state authorities on most aspects of construction to comply with all applicable environmental regulations. In the absence of information on environmental aspects, administrative (e.g. suspension of business, fines, etc.) and criminal penalties can be unexpectedly imposed on non-compliant operations.  

Attorneys practicing environmental law must understand thoroughly the complex situations that can arise and find practical solutions in accordance with environmental regulations requirements. Since much environmental law is contained in administrative regulations, environmental lawyers should know how the regulations are applied and enforced.

The expertise of attorneys practicing environmental law includes wide-ranging legal support of companies and enterprises covering environmental regulations and dealing with restrictions imposed by such regulations from the early stages of project preparation, due diligence of a target business in an acquisition, in the course of construction and subsequent operation, as well as advising on issues arising following inspections initiated by the environmental control authorities and representing client interests in court as and where necessary.