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Waste Act amendment causes problems with EU funding for construction of incinerators
This year’s amendment of the Waste Act is forcing changes in the scheduling of incinerator projects. Target load start-up tests must be postponed until after the integrated permit is issued. This may give rise to claims by contractors for prolonging the project completion period because of a change in the law.
Waste Act amendment causes problems with EU funding for construction of incinerators
Planning and environmental damage
The act of planning and preparation for a venture cannot be regarded as an “activity” causing an imminent threat of environmental damage.
Planning and environmental damage
Optimal transaction structure and environmental risk
Selection of the structure for transactions typically depends on business conditions and tax considerations, but findings made in environmental due diligence are also beginning to play a greater role.
Optimal transaction structure and environmental risk
Water: A commodity or a fundamental human right?
Water covers about 71% of the planet, but only some 5% of water resources (excluding seawater) are privately controlled. The water market is valued at some USD 800 billion per year and attracts increasing commercial interest.
Water: A commodity or a fundamental human right?
End of the procedure for transferring rights and obligations under emissions permits?
The Sejm has passed an amendment eliminating the administrative procedure for transferring permits. When it comes into force, the acquirer of an installation will automatically assume the rights and obligations under the permits for the installation.
End of the procedure for transferring rights and obligations under emissions permits?
Between legal and environmental due diligence
Before a transaction, an investor will often hire consultants to conduct environmental due diligence. The environmental impact of business operations are also an element of legal due diligence. How are these two types of due diligence interrelated?
Between legal and environmental due diligence
Contractual clauses concerning environmental aspects of M&A transactions
Properly constructed contractual provisions should adequately secure the interests of the parties in the event of environmental violations. They are relevant to nearly every deal.
Contractual clauses concerning environmental aspects of M&A transactions
Due diligence and outsourcing of waste management
During due diligence, it should be determined whether a producer of waste has released itself from proper management of the waste by outsourcing management of the waste to third parties.
Due diligence and outsourcing of waste management
Financial sanctions under environmental law
Administrative fines and increased fees for exploitation of the environment are increasingly included in environmental regulations as sanctions.
Financial sanctions under environmental law
Development of high-quality agricultural land? Only with the permission of the minister
The Act of 8 March 2013 Amending the Act on Protection of Agricultural Land and Woodlands went into effect on 26 May 2013—introducing major changes affecting persons seeking to build on highly productive agricultural land.
Development of high-quality agricultural land? Only with the permission of the minister
Managing environmental transaction risks
Infringements of environmental law lead to ever greater liabilities. So it is unsurprising that in recent years investors have been increasingly interested in assessing risks arising from environmental regulations.
Managing environmental transaction risks
More on the Waste Act
Do waste management decisions and notifications retain their validity after entry into force of the new act?
More on the Waste Act