Environment, Energy & Natural Resources

H&S advises and assists industries on various issues relating to managing environmental risk. The Firm has substantial experience in environment laws like obtaining permissions, certificates, license, approvals etc from various environmental authorities, landfill disposal, hazardous waste management, natural resource permission etc. The Firm ensures that the clients are informed about the various laws relating to environment, their applicability on a particular category of trade, what should be the measurements taken for minimising the environmental risk and so on.

We help our clients with : 

  • Strategic Support and assistance in relation to Forest, Environmental and departmental clearances for Projects.

  • Policy audits & advisory in Private sector

  • Policy & Regulation support to stakeholders in the environment, forest and mineral policy space.

  • Transaction support including negotiation, drafting and vetting agreements, due-diligence, legal opinions.

  • Disputes, Writs & Arbitration in relation to regulatory pain-points and conflict amongst stakeholders in the mining and metal space.

  • Policy and regulatory assistance to develop, implement and sustain effective business strategies in India’s complex regulatory environment.

  • Representing Project Clearance and appearing in proceeding before various benches of National Green Tribunal(NGT)

H&S has been representing domestic and foreign clients, developers, operators, engineering contractors, consultants including public sector undertaking in a number of mining & environmental projects inside and outside of India, covering oil, natural gas, coal bed methane, electric power (including nuclear power), coal, limestone, Mica, Iron Ore, new energy, renewable energy, copper ore, nickel ore, uranium ore, lead-zinc ore and other areas. H&S has been assisting its clients in making representations to Governing Bodies in Environment Authority and before the Central Pollution Control Board and various State Pollution Control Boards. We are assisting in measures for expediting environment approvals for project efficiency.

With our offices located in the Mining belt of the country (Patna and Ranchi), we provide high quality bespoke solutions alongwith relevant business arrangements and compliance.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in mining, minerals and metals sector and have not only practiced relevant legal services, but also have extensive business experience in these sectors, enabling us to provide clients with practical business oriented solutions. We undertake key initiatives on policy reforms in natural resources, energy and environmental space.

The team offers legal advice on all aspects of environmental management, pollution hazards policies and other social risk factors. The Firm ensures that the clients adhere to the principles of environmental law. The team works closely with other relevant departments to ensure delivery of holistic solutions to legal issues.

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