United Law Company

Environmental Law

Our Environment Practice Group represents clients over the full spectrum of environmental and health matters. Our team regularly counsels clients in every substantive area of environmental law including air, water, solid waste, hazardous chemicals, infectious waste and underground storage.

At ULC, we have the experience and resources to provide counseling and to defend against complaints, petitions and administrative proceedings concerning all environmental issues facing business and various other entities. Our environmental attorneys work closely with lawyers in other ULC practice groups, when environmental issues arise in distinct transactions.

ULC works collaboratively with the clients to develop practical solutions to Environment, using legal skill and experience. We help clients formulate strategy to address Environmental issues of their concern. When Environmental matters become adversarial, our experienced Environment Litigators stand ready to defend the clients against enforcement proceedings may that be at the level of Environmental Protection Council, Environmental Protection Authority (at Provincial Level), Special Judicial Magistrates / Environmental Magistrates and / or otherwise before the Environmental Protection Tribunal.

We undertake analysis of both the risk of environmental liability and the best manner in which to eliminate or manage that risk in virtually every financing, acquisition, development, and leasing transaction. At the inception of a project, we counsel our clients to structure the transaction in a manner that minimizes environmental risks. During the negotiation process, we work with clients to understand and allocate remaining risks in ways that minimize client obligations and liabilities.

We advise a broad range of clients including corporate entities, industrial facilities, real estate developers, lenders and trade associations, non profit organization and local governments. Further, our clients including large and small companies engaged in manufacturing, mining, oil refining, hazardous and solid waste management and disposal.

Knowledge of environmental statutes and regulations, an understanding of remedial technologies and years of litigating experience have prepared our environmental litigators to handle everything from making feasibility report of the project with focus on environmental concerns and safeguards as well as making of initial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), dealing matters at the level of District Officer (Environment), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and if the proceedings so require, before the Environmental Protection Tribunal against the complaints filed within the purview of Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997.

Practice Spotlight:

Air Quality and Noise

Assistance for obtaining necessary permits, approvals, exemptions

Climate Change and Ozone Depletion

Compliance advice concerning new and existing statutes and regulations

Environment and Local Governance

Environmental Audit

Environmental Litigation

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

National and International Legislations and Treaties

Natural Disaster Management

Obtaining environmental clearances for infrastructure projects

Waste Management

Area of Practice

22 bills introduced in NA
As many as 22 bills were introduced to National Assembly on a private...
Body for amendments to Nizam-e-Adal Regulation
The NWFP and federal governments’ joint committee...
Cabinet approves draft Anti-Dumping Duties (Amendment) Ordinance, 2008: Anti-Dumping Appellate Tribunal Proposed
The Federal Cabinet of Pakistan has approved the draft Anti-Dumping Duties
FBR considers decentralizing Sales Tax Registration
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) may delegate powers to regional collectors
SNGPL challenges ECC raw material price escalation formula in the Lahore High Court
The Federal Cabinet of Pakistan has approved the draft Anti-Dumping Duties
Pakistan seeking from US consular access for Dr Afia
Pakistan is seeking from United States consular access and medical
Heroism of Pakistani Lawyers and Judges to be Honoured by the American Bar Association
The bravery of Pakistani lawyers who faced down baton-wielding police over
Foreign investors to invest USD $25 billion in Punjab Province, particularly Lahore, in the next 3 years
Foreign Investment According to the Department for Trade and Investment, Government of the Punjab
Supreme Court issues notices to Geo and Jang
The Supreme Court has directed the print and electronic media neither to publish

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