References: Law & compliance
References environmental and energy law:
Lonza AG - Legal advice on contaminated sites
The Canton of Valais, Lonza AG, National Roads (cantonal and federal) as well as the municipalities of Visp, Raron, Baltschieder and Niedergesteln agreed in December 2017 on a way of dividing the costs for the remediation of mercury-contaminated soils.
Cost Allocation Procedure - Legal consulting and representation
TheMeasures for investigating, monitoring and rehabilitating contaminated sites are often very expensive, regularly leading to bills of several hundred thousand francs. Normally the site owners have to pre-finance these costs.
Association of Operators of Swiss Waste Recycling Plants VBSA - Report on the liability of the landfill operator
In practice, it happens time and again that waste suppliers incompletely or incorrectly declare their waste and that waste is thus delivered to landfills although it may not be deposited there.
Legacy Management Rio Tinto Switzerland, legal and specialist technical support
With the acquisition of ALCAN in 2007, the Rio Tinto mining company has also taken over the industrial legacy of aluminium production at the sites of the former Alusuisse company.
BAFU enforcement aid
Financing of residential waste disposal
The enforcement aid contributes to the financing of residential waste disposal according to the “user pays” principle in the whole of Switzerland. It provides the cantons and municipalities with a framework that maximises standardisation of the collection of waste disposal fees.
For private control of dismantling and reconstruction in the canton of Zurich
After the law for compulsory assessment of construction waste came into force with Article 16 of the VVEA (waste ordinance), the canton of Zurich had to introduce appropriate measures for the enforcement of this new regulation.
References: Environmental due diligence:
Environmental Due Diligence, Legal Compliance Review and EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) of a chemical site
Environmental Due Diligence Phase I and evaluation of occupational health and safety at the site within the framework of the sale of a production site in Pratteln
Environmental real estate assessment, due diligence, real estate portfolios, Swiss Insurance
Environmental due diligence desktop studies within the framework of portfolio transfers (approx. 200 properties), real estate transaction
Environmental Due Diligence Phase I, Legal Compliance Review of a decommissioned paper factory in Biberist, Switzerland
Environmental due diligence assessment as part of the acquisition of the production site of SAPPI Schweiz AG. Analysis and evaluation of a site for potential development of the area by the investor with regard to the criteria environment, installations and infrastructure, site environment and natural risks in order to identify, evaluate and quantify potential investment risks.
Environmental Due Diligence Phase I and II, Legal Compliance Review of approx. 500 filling stations, Austria
Environmental Due Diligence Phase I and II as well as compliance verification of three portfolios of approx. 500 filling stations, including tank stores and mineral oil pipelines. Investment risks.
Environmental Due Diligence Phase I, Legal Compliance Review of the timber industry, Croatia
Environmental Due Diligence Assessment as part of the acquisition of the production site
Environmental Due Diligence for the takeover of Risi AG by Jura Materials
On the occasion of the sale of the share majority in the Risi Group to Jura Materials, Ecosens performed an Environmental Due Diligence at the request of the buyer and provided information about potential environmental risks.
Environmental Due Diligence as part of transactions concerning industrial sites
Ecosens AG supports transactions concerning various company and industry sites for a variety of private equity houses. The focus is on determining and quantifying environmental risks that may result from non-compliance with environmental law requirements or from pollution load in the ground, soil or building substance.