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KaiRong Law Firm | China | 21 Jul 2021

Discharging cargo residues from ships: legal liability

In recent years, there have been many cases of vessels being penalised for discharging wash water containing cargo residues off the coast of China. The high number of violations is often because the parties involved do not understand the rules of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and the relevant Chinese laws and regulations.
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 7 Jul 2021

Further step towards safeguarding marine environment: oil pollution preparedness, response and co-operation

Oil spills can have a disastrous effect on the marine environment and public health. Recently, Malta introduced the Oil and Hazardous and Noxious Substances Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Regulation through Legal Notice 450 of 2020 to ensure that all local operators have a pollution emergency plan. This means they can act quickly in response to a marine pollution incident......
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Mayer Brown | Brazil | 29 Jan 2020

Crise da água (ou de confiança?) no Rio de Janeiro

As últimas semanas, na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, têm sido marcadas por uma grave crise no abastecimento de água que é, majoritariamente, fornecida…
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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 15 Nov 2019

Court Upholds Broad Coast Guard Authority in Maritime Pollution Investigations

On November 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware affirmed the broad authority of the Coast Guard to carry out Examinations…
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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2019

SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Major Clean Water Act Case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided following recent oral arguments on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in a closely followed environmental case which…
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2019

Carving out the Contours: The Clean Water Act and the Migration of Affected Groundwater to Waters of the United States

For over forty years, water pollution control in the United States has largely been governed by the 1972 amendments to the Federal Water Pollution…
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Squire Patton Boggs | European Union, United Kingdom | 27 Dec 2018

Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reported on the fine, imposed by Leicester Magistrates’ Court, which heard how a 52-year-old employee died…
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SS Rana & Co | India | 21 Nov 2018

India: Ganga Protection Bill

The life on earth is blessed in terms of the numerous resources provided by the nature…
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Burges Salmon LLP | United Kingdom | 17 May 2018

Water pollution regulation: new rules to prevent agricultural diffuse pollution

The Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution (England) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations’) were made on 5 February 2018 and came…
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King & Wood Mallesons | China | 25 Apr 2018

Q&A | Environmental liability and asset/share transfers

In what circumstances can a buyer inherit pre-acquisition environmental liability in an asset sale/the sale of a company (share sale)? Asset sale A…
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